Crisis talks to save PBC
By Ian Quinn
Practice based commissioning is ‘doomed to failure' if PCTs continue to use it purely as a performance management tool, the leader of the NAPC said this week.
Dr Johnny Marshall, NAPC chair, was speaking after the organisation revealed it would be holding a summit of GPs next months to discuss the crisis facing the flagship Government policy.
He said there was ‘alarming evidence' that PCTs were increasingly using PBC as a blunt instrument to crack down on the rise in GP referrals and were pulling the rug on more forward thinking service re-design led by clinician's on the ground because of the financial climate.
‘In an era of economic crisis, this transactional approach is doomed to failure,' he said.PBC Masterclass
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