GPs negotiate payment for nursing home patients

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1163

General practitioners in several areas of Britain have successfully negotiated extra payments for the medical care of residents in nursing homes that they do not consider part of their core work.

General practitioners in Leeds believe they are the first in England to reach agreement on the issue, while practices in three Scottish health boards say that their agreements represent important precedents on the issue of payment for non-general medical services work.

This week the General Medical Services Committee sent out its document on core services to general practitioners, in which it advises them to negotiate …

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