The only ones generating revenue from PCNs are Lawyers and Accountants.
PCNs have introduced a the notion of VAT into NHS GP Service Delivery where it has never existed.
With practices closing due to cost pressures everyday, Item of Service Style Payments will allow practices to allocate more resource to revenue generating activities...
No one wants to hear "the money is in your GMS contract" so do it, for free.
As GPs we do need to evolve.
The 10 minutes face to face is becoming obsolete, not least because we can’t afford the infinite amounts of this, that patients demand.
Some colleagues have embraced telephone and online consultations but others have buried their heads in the sand, siting “safety risks”.
Unless we can evolve as a profession, we will be left behind...
In London, Coroners have a policy of no more phone calls
Brexit = Printer Paper running out?!
This is a real issue
Ambulance Call Centres downgrade the urgency of Blue light calls if they are from a GP Practice.
The GPC needs to raise this as national issue.
We had issues in NW London too
No wonder UCCs are reporting the 15% increase in patient attendance was on 111 advice!
CCGs have been praying that the Clinical input along the 111 pathway would redirect the demand to self care, but clearly not there yet.
How can we get our hands on ADA????
Agreed, the EU never provide free heath care to UK citizens.
The E111 has never worked for me...
This is only going to get worse until a brave (suicidal) politician undoes what Blair did, and tells the public they are NOT NHS CONSUMERS with rights.
The NHS has always had a limited, rationed funding formula, so it is impossible to provide unlimited capacity to a public that has unlimited demand.
The algorithms may need significant enhancements.
But without a cheap AI way of managing 65% of demand into self care options, the system is going to collapse.
Other system clinicians should be supported to pick up another 20% of the demand.
The final 15% can be seen by our dwindling GP workforce.
We all need to innovate our parts of the system so this can work, for all of our sakes....
The gift that keeps on giving...
So imagine in 5 year, 25% of UK patients could be registered with them...
What would the rest of Primary Care looks like?
I would love it if these “features could be replicated” more widely.
A level playing field would be nice...
This is going to be a great plus for patients!
The roll out of EPS to any pharmacy will also help patients even more...
So we lost extended hours?
But got £0.92 to cover rising costs?
TBH I am existed.
We have all seen the 2 minute Babylon video, showing the GP console, and the words bring picked by the app and coded into the notes.
I am really glad EMIS will soon be able to do the same.
I think general practice is more than capable of evolving, given the right tools and resources...
What if Babylon asked EMIS for the Survey?
If the result was that patients wouldn't mind a £10 charge, what stops Babylon teaming up with EMIS to provide private consultations for NHS patients for £10?
Dear Dr GP
Thank you for referring this delightful lady to the Antenatal Clinic.
We have seen her today.
Please could you kindly undertake bloods that include FBC, Iron & Vitmamin D. Following the results please prescribe supplements appropriately.
Given her Obstetric history we would suggest she requires a C-Section at 38 weeks. Kindly arrange for this at your practice, and a 7 day follow up with your nurse for wound dressing.
We understand the new pathways laid out by your CCG require us to discharge this patient back to your full care.
Please don’t hesitate this lovely lady to us when she is pregnant again.
@Neo99 you may find those regs changed in 2015. There is no limit in the latest GMS contracts.
So the NHS 111 app in these pilots is “powered by Babylon”
Why has this important fact not been included in the article?