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How NHS reforms take GPs away from their patients – get the full data

Guardian front pageToday's Guardian is reporting False Economy's research into the costs of GP commissioning as its front-page story.

The government claims it is putting GPs in the NHS driving seat as they are closest to patients. But the irony is that the NHS reforms are taking GPs away from patients as more of their time is taken up with bureaucracy and reorganisation.

Instead GPs are having to rely on locum - or agency - staff to treat patients, at an annual cost to the health service of at least £20 million.

As with our earlier Freedom of Information-based research into NHS and charity cuts, we are making our data available in full.

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