Blair backs GP pay rises

May 2007
GP: General Practitioner;5/4/2007, p1
The article reports that Tony Blair, Prime Minister of Great Britain, has justified the pay rises for general practitioners (GPs) under the new General Medical Services contract. Blair said that it was right to increase radically the doctors' salaries, both for GPs and consultants, as they wanted to attract more of them. Blair, however, denied that the government had poured too much money too fast into the National Health Service and said pay rises had played a key role in enabling reform.


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