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Letters Rewarding GPs for patient experience

GPs should be allowed to provide good quality patient centred care to encourage a person centred NHS

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 10 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7535
  1. Samuel J Finnikin, academic GP registrar
  1. 1Department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
  1. finniksj{at}

I agree with Greenfield that patient centred care is a crucial facet of general practice and that the confines of 10 minute consultations are incongruous with the demands of modern primary care, but the proposed solution is erroneous.1

Although evidence shows that payment by results improves specific clinical outcomes, the evidence supporting the adoption of …

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