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GPs Get More, Patients Don't Benefit

Armen Hareyan's picture

National Audit Office watchdogs examined healthcare costs and found that GP contract failed to provide better healthcare and has cost Government more than planned.

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In 2004 UK Government signed a contract to improve GP performance and to provide with better healthcare. The contract was to encourage family doctor practice and drive more trainees to the sphere. GPs started to being payed on performance basis and stopped working extra-late-hours.

However, according to NAO report, the contract didn't do much for patients and cost