STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

Anger over ‘cash for diagnoses’ dementia plan

Family doctors will be paid £55 for every patient they diagnose with dementia under a new NHS England scheme which has been condemned as an “ethical travesty”. Leading GPs said the national project amounted to “cash for diagnoses” – allowing doctors to make a direct profit if they classify patients as suffering from dementia. In some parts of the country, NHS authorities have gone still further – offering family doctors £200 for each new diagnosis made, The Telegraph can reveal.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11177632/Anger-over-cash-for-diagnoses-dementia-plan.html

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