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A GP is trained to identify illnesses, mental conditions and signs of ill health. A GP goes to work in the morning knowing that they’ll spend the day diagnosing and treating, or at least referring patients to more specialist care providers. A GP is paid a salary for doing the job that they’ve been employed to do. So why, then, are they being offered a £55 ‘bonus’ for each dementia diagnosis? It’s said that more elderly people are scared of receiving a dementia diagnosis than a cancer diagnosis. Yet, with a diagnosis an elderly person can access the essential care […]
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