This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

CAMHS won't see you now

Study heralds 'end of BMI'

From Dr Jenny Lebus

From Dr Jenny Lebus

London SW15

When you first intimated the change in immunisation targets six months ago (News, 30 April), I cut out the clipping, took it into work and waited for the other journals to confirm the report.

We contacted our PCT (Richmond and Twickenham) for clarification and they assured us there had been no change in calculating targets.

At the end of the first quarter (June) we failed to achieve our target for two-year-olds for the first time ever, with a huge loss of income. With warning we might have been able to chase up a few ­ but we were well over 90 per cent under the old scheme.

Our negotiators have made a grave error ­ there was virtually no publicity about this change. The argument that workload decreased with the 5-in-1 is rubbish ­ our nurses still have to administer two injections, and only the administration of oral polio drops has gone.

Rate this article 

Click to rate

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

0 out of 5 stars

Have your say