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Boom to bust in the NHS: Income in general practice

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 04 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1096
  1. Hendrik J Beerstecher (, principal general practitioner
  1. 111 Canterbury Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4JA

    EDITOR—Maynard and Street state that general practitioners have received a pay rise and are receiving “fees per service for targeted care of chronically ill patients.”1

    In fact, general practitioners have received a reduction in pay in real terms. The minimum practice income guarantee has been frozen for three years …

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