Letters

Deprivation payments to general practitioners

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6995.1674a (Published 24 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1674
  1. F Azeem Majeed
  1. Lecturer in public health medicine St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR,—The Department of Health has recently announced that in the 1995-6 financial year deprivation payments to general practitioners will be made using 1991 census data instead of 1981 census data.1 To determine what impact this change will have on local practices, I used data from Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Family Health Services Authority's age-sex register and census data to calculate both current (based on 1981 census data) and revised (based on 1991 census data) deprivation payments to the 131 practices within the authority. Eighty nine per …

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