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This contract isn't what we voted for

GPs do not believe the contract has been implemented in a way that reflects the deal they voted for, a survey of 179 practices by an LMC reveals.

The survey by Devon LMC also revealed doubts among GPs about promises on pay and predict problems with enhanced services.

LMC chair Dr Charlie Daniels said GPs' concern was that the 'promises in the new contract would never actually be delivered'.

He added: 'The biggest gripe was that the PCOs were running around like headless chickens and nothing appeared to be happening.'

On a scale of one to five, GPs' average response to the statement 'this contract is being implemented in a fashion that reflects the contract I voted for' was just 2.5.

Meanwhile, a Healthcare Commission clinical governance review of Mid Devon PCT also published last week found the trust needed to improve communication with GPs.

'Some GP practices reported a lack of support, communication and consultation,' the review said.

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