Each GP will lose £17,000 of quality income annually and suffer an increase of consulting hours workload, after hours, of at least 10 per cent.
Extended-hours surgeries are sure to be clogged up by the worried well who could as easily attend in normal hours, and health screening for pot-bellied chain smokers.
So, what can GPs do? Just work harder and harder under duress till they snap and join the GP scrap heap.
And what of the long-suffering taxpaying patients and their families? Good patients will, as always, suffer with good GPs.
Dr Vijay Bansal, Warrington.