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GP new models of care receive £37m funding

NHS England has announced £70m in funding going to its 'new models of care' that provide primary and secondary care, including £37m to GP-led organisations.

The 13 GP-led multispecialty community provider (MCPs) vanguards will receive investments worth between £75,000 to £4.8m.

The new models of care were announced by NHS England in its Five Year Forward View in October 2014, designed to provide primary care and secondary care in a single organisation. 

The money is coming from NHS England's 'Transformation Fund', although its chief executive Simon Stevens has told Pulse that the primary care elements of the organisations would come out of the total budget for primary care.

The eight hospital-led 'Primary and Acute Care Systems (PACS)' will receive £30.9m, ranging from £75,000 to £6.6m.

NHS Dudley CCG, which is leading the development of the ’All Together Better’ MCP in Dudley and is receiving £4.4m for 2016/17, said the funding would allow it 'to continue our work to redesign the health and care system, to ensure we can support teams across organisations to work better together to support our most vulnerable people in the borough'.

Chief executive officer Paul Maubach said: 'The development of an MCP is a key part of recognising we need to do things differently. Since taking on the responsibility of commissioning primary care last year we are keen to prioritise its development, the funding will help us to do this.

'The money will also support our plans to further develop a network of GP led multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs). With the GP at the heart of this model, this will see all the people involved in a person’s care coming together regularly at the GP practice to discuss their needs.'

For a full list, see: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/vanguard-allocs.pdf

 

Readers' comments (13)

  • 'The money is coming from NHS England's 'Transformation Fund', although its chief executive Simon Stevens has told Pulse that the primary care elements of the organisations would come out of the total budget for primary care.'

    Maybe I am misinterpreting this, but it appears that all extra funds going direct to practices is not new money. Or am I wrong? So I don't think there's going to be any money going directly to practices!

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  • So the total coming to general practice whether it is to a Federation or to individual practices is no more than a little over 1 pound per patient.

    Wow! That is certainly going to make a huge difference...

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  • So that is the sum that we were all waiting for. That is not going to save general practice

    Time to resign

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  • How amazingly depressing and mind numbing boring

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  • Yet more proof that Richmond House PCs don't have decimal points and zeros. Imbeciles.

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  • Primary care will receive new monies but already accounted for. General practice won't. It's all about working at scale. No new money.
    It's either we will be absorbed by acute trusts or work together. The corner shop NHS GP practice model is going going gone.
    And so am I

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  • Its here!! officially UK general practice is saved!!

    for all those WHO HAVE LEFT THE UK for greener pastures abroad

    COME HOME COMRADES!!!!!

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  • Supporting the latest trendy nonsense rather than supporting the totally proven group practice primary care team they are wrecking
    No surprise then that certain members of NHSE have their fingers in the MCP pie
    Whilst empire building did anyone ask the patients ?

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  • I think anon@10.59 is right.
    First starve the traditional model of funds while ignoring escalating workload. Add over-regulation, micro-management and a costly (more so to small practices) antagonistic, unsupportive inspection regime thus damaging recruitment and retention then sit back and claim the traditional model isn't working/sustainable (go figure!) and throw money at any vociferous alternative model regardless of what works and what benefits patients. As a final touch reduce the inspections on such large groups which can regulate themselves et voila!

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  • Primary care will receive new monies but already accounted for. General practice won't. It's all about working at scale. No new money.
    It's either we will be absorbed by acute trusts or work together. The corner shop NHS GP practice model is going going gone.
    And so am I

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