Dr North West
The recent statement by the bma is dubious, about the amount of practices that are signing up. I am not sure about the figures as stating 74 nationally stated not signing up. 15 in the 2 neighbouring Ccg’s alone here.i do wonder if it has been put out to try and persuade practices instead of being factually correct.
I think if the figures were checked fully it would show this statement from NHSE to be more of a PR exercise. In our area due to the short turn around demanded the clinical lead for each care home is a lead nurse from the community services and nothing to do with the PCNs. 2 entire PCNs have opted out of the DES as well due to, among other things, the care home specification.