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Unrealistic aims

I agree with most of the editor’s blog on the GPC battle to retain a UK-wide contract.

(GPC is fighting the unwinnable war over the UK-wide contract)

But hoping for incentives for GPs and avoiding PCT debt is asking for the moon. GP commissioning is the only show in the town, but neither the GPC nor the Department of Health has set out what GPs will be held to deliver on and how many functions of PCTs they will undertake. The BMA needs to find how much GPs are willing to take on for what is rumoured to be a management allowance of £8- £10 per patient.

From Dr Kailash Chand
Former GP and chair of NHS Tameside and Glossop