The offer may provoke anger among GPs because it is believed to be the directed enhanced service (DES) funding for choice and booking and access from 2007/8.
A total of £18,000 per average practice was available in 2007/8 for both DESs.
The DoH expects this money to be used instead to encourage practices to open extended hours in 2008/9.
A GPC press conference was expected this afternoon.
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