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Doctors give guarded response to £100m for GP services

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7288.696 (Published 24 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:696
  1. Mark Hunter
  1. Leeds

    Doctors' leaders have given a guarded response to the launch of a £100m ($150m) fund designed to improve GP services. The fund, announced this week in a speech to the Royal College of General Practitioners by the prime minister, Tony Blair, amounts to around £10000 per practice.

    Of this, £5000 will be offered immediately to help to provide extra clinics, extend opening hours, train GP specialists, and offer better heart and cancer services. The rest will be paid as a …

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