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In full: how GPs are cutting costs

A Pulse survey has showed GP practices are cutting costs in light of contract changes imposed on the profession 1 April.

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Total number of GPs whose practices have taken the following cost-cutting measures since 1 April out of 448 who responded:

cost cutting infographic

COST-CUTTING MEASURES TAKEN BY GP RESPONDENTS:

Cut staff hours: 22% of GP respondents

Cut extra services for patients: 15% of GP respondents

Laid of administrative staff: 11% of GP respondents

Laid of clinical staff: 5% of GP respondents

Laid off salaried GPs: 5% of GP respondents

Percentage breakdown of predicted partner drawings in 2013/14:

predicted cuts to partner drawings

BREAKDOWN OF GP PARTNER PREDICTED DRAWINGS FOR 2013/14:

1-9% reduction: 42%

10-19% reduction: 29%

More than 20% reduction: 12%

No change: 12%

Some increase: 5%

 

Source: Pulse

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