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Trust relabels urine tests for enhanced pay

The GPC has cited an unnamed trust which has classified urine testing as an enhanced service as evidence of widespread creative labelling in PCT spending plans.

Negotiators last week demanded an urgent meeting with health minister John Hutton to press him to enforce enhanced services spending floors for 'each and every primary care trust'.

GPC chair Dr John Chisholm warned there would be a 'wave of anger and cynicism' if GPs did not see pay rises through enhanced services this year.

But he ruled out urging GPs to boycott enhanced

services.

'We are going to ask Mr Hutton to stick to his agreements,' Dr Chisholm said.

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