Chaos as pay rows plague final week

March 2004
Pulse;3/22/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 12, p1
Reports that general practitioners (GP) in Great Britain is having problems a week before a new general medical services (GMS) contract starts. Disputes of practices with primary care organizations (PCO) over issues such as enhanced services, global sums, premises and out of hours; Claim from general practitioners (GP) that they are being forced into signing the contract by PCO despite rows over which services their practice will provide and how much they will be paid; Prediction of GP that they would only be able to sign a skeleton contract and disputes would carry on for months. INSET: Contract disputes.


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