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Why GP taking 'easy option' will sign NHS contract

Dr Bruce Allan has been persuaded by his practice manager to sign his GMS contract as an NHS body because it will be cheaper and less bureaucratic.

Dr Allan, a GP in Worthing, West Sussex, has had problems with forced allocations and said he would have liked to retain the right to sue his PCT.

'My feeling is it would be better to retain the right to go through the normal legal process especially if your PCT is being difficult,' he said. 'If mine was I would have been adamant, but they are behaving quite reasonably and we've gone for the easy option.'

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