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Confusion over GP contract continues

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1054
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

    General practitioners trying to work out how much they would earn under the new contract were faced with new difficulties last week when the web tool to calculate their payments was withdrawn.

    The BMA was forced to withdraw the “ready reckoner” on their website because it was calculating London weighting for all GPs—not just those in the capital.

    The software was released on Tuesday then withdrawn on Wednesday and did not go back onto the website until Friday afternoon. The fiasco will further anger GPs, whose faith in the BMA is faltering. The BMA was forced to abandon the …

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