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Dementia diagnosis: GP explains payments system

Family doctors in England are to be paid £55 every time they diagnose a case of dementia, NHS England has said.

NHS chiefs said the aim was to increase the number of sufferers who receive treatment for the condition, which causes a decline in brain function.

But the Patients Association called it "a step too far" that would mean a "bounty on the head" of some patients.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Dr Brian Hope explained that incentive payments of this kind are not uncommon.

  • 22 Oct 2014
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