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18.01 Getting to grips with the new GP contract

Alison Dalal, practice manager at the Paddington Green Health Centre in central London, is wresting with practice funding problems

Just finished sending yet another email about our IGSOC submission. We keep getting emails to say something is missing but I can’t see what. I can’t amend our submission as we’ve published it! Argh.

Also, just finished reading the new GP contract for 2014/15 and have been trying to map what LESs and DESs will be on offer and from whom - very complicated dealing with the Tri Borough, NHS England, Central London CCG etc.

Most distressingly I’ve been trying to understand the reduction in our out-of-hours payments for 2014/15 and trying to get to grips with why NHS England wants to backdate the reduction to this year. Finances are already stretched - they really have got it in for general practice where we do 90% of the contacts for 8% of the NHS budget.

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