FINANCE: A report presented to the south east London cluster has said in some cases GPs are being paid for work that has not been done.

The PCT cluster’s primary care improvement plan said there would be reviews in several areas but said “existing enhanced services should be actively reviewed as experience has shown that some are inequitable, out of date and in some cases payment is being made but work is not being undertaken.

“Reviews of the Enhanced Services currently provided provides the opportunity to both ensure that they deliver quality and value for money and that they still meet the local needs for which they were established.”

It also recommended redesigning Directed Enhanced Services, especially minor surgery and IUD fitting.

NHS South east London consists of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich, Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark Primary Care Trusts.

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