erm..is it just me or does this sound like a recipe for a totally f'd up system. Surely they shouldn't be being paid to make any particular diagnoses at all? Who's brilliant idea was this? (rhetorical) edit - wow - it seems my GP may be being paid a lot to have me as a patient. 111 points, at £171.20 each - that may be £19003.20 per year - that's more money than I get in benefits, by quite a lot. No wonder the NHS costs billions. edit again- based on my time at the surgery, for everything, and knocking off the cost of drugs, in the last year, that's probably around £10,000 an hour, if I add in time at the hospital, where a NHS person was involved (i.e. not time spent waiting), it's still around £5k p/h - That's probably more expensive per word than lawyers. So it can't be right, or if it is, it's flaming barmy.