'Unfair to poor areas'
Dr Prema Iyengar, a GP in an
inner-city area of Birmingham, said doing away with exception reporting would be 'very unfair' on GPs in deprived areas.
A series of studies have found higher rates of exception reporting in poorer areas – partly because of higher rates of non-attendance.
Dr Iyengar said: 'It's certainly not realistic considering some of my patients cannot be examined and don't co-operate with diagnostic tests.
'It's going to make GPs