GP Contract 2019/20
Some areas across the country will struggle to recruit the 20,000 additional primary care staff, NHS England has said.
Exclusive: Plans are being drawn up for paramedics hired by networks to work across both practices and ambulances, so the emergency service does not ‘lose’ its staff, Health Education England’s lead GP has said.
NHS England has unveiled new financial incentives for primary care networks (PCNs) who meet certain targets ahead of others.
Primary care networks will face a ‘big challenge’ in achieving the GP Forward View target to recruit 5,000 additional general practice staff, according to the RCGP’s incoming chair Professor Martin Marshall.
Exclusive: General practice needs to be ‘talked up’ and made more ’attractive and stimulating’ in order to improve the profession, according to the RCGP’s incoming chair Professor Martin Marshall.
Networks are 'reluctant to proceed' with the employment of additional staff because uncertainty around VAT issues and concerns around funding, GP and commissioning leaders have said.
The new primary care network (PCN) deputy clinical director positions could take more clinicians out of sessions, GPs have warned.
Primary care networks (PCNs) have been introduced at a 'very difficult time' for general practice, and as a result may not succeed, a think-tank has said.
NHS England has said the networks that come into being today will have to succeed in convincing a new generation of GPs to go into partnerships or face becoming 'salaried to other NHS providers'.
Doctor's leaders have voted against the immediate withdrawal and a subsequent ballot of the new five-year contract
NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG is unable to decide whether to approve Babylon GP at Hand’s primary care network until it seeks ‘additional assurances’.
The BMA’s legal service is offering packages for primary care networks seeking legal advice at a cost of £5,000 for the larger networks.
Babylon GP at Hand is in the process of registering as its own primary care network, Pulse has learned.
Primary care networks with a population size of 30,000 are set to receive £1 per patient more than 50,000-patient networks in 2019/20, according to new guidance from the BMA.