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What should be in Jeremy Hunt's new 'package' for GPs?

The health secretary will shortly unveil a new package of measures to take the pressures off general practice. What should it include?

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Readers' comments (27)

  • 1) Crown indemnity
    2) Payment by activity - if there is left shift, the money to allow us to provide these services should follow
    3) Scrapping targets that are unneccesary
    4) Greater proportion of funding to manage an ever complex population
    5) Specific care home services that renumerate those that devote vast amounts of time in looking after those that in years gone by would have been in community hospitals.

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  • Whatever happens now it will be too little too late as people are losing faith in NHS due to Tory propaganda but the private provider saviours are not here yet! -and wont be for anywhere near the money NHS can afford.
    What they gain on economy of scale they will lose by increased demand and overcautious medico-legal requirements

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  • 1) Crown indemnity
    2) Minimum Dr Allowance (ie a payment per doctor who joins the practice).
    3) Co-payment
    4) IT & Estates funding
    5) Removal of CQC fees
    6) Removal of Revalidation

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  • His resignation letter.

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  • ££££££££
    no KPIs or strings

    Money indicates intent and a belief in the value of primary care.
    Platitudes whilst taking away money (drop in extended hours funding then spending the next 7 years whinging about GP hours anywone?) is damaging.

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  • Hopeless-Unintelligent-Nonsensical-Twit

    He finally admits to terminating all NHS contracts and we all get a massive redundancy pay.

    He admits the NHS is not working and is time to dissolve it before it goes bankrupt.

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  • Head. Platter. On.

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  • Remove appraisal and revalidation, scrap CQC, pay per activity. End of 'all you can eat buffet' culture. Crown indemnity.

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  • £2 billion spent in general practice.
    Recognition of the GP as the personal medical advocate.
    Central acknowledgement of the authorative autonomy of the GP; if the GP asks a PAM to do something its done.
    full implementation of GP2GP and EPS and two way clinical comms.
    Structured coded hospital clinical correspondence.
    re-structure QUOF intop clinically relevant activity.
    reverse the pensions changes
    premises funding
    a safety activity cap
    Professor Field's and the CQC Board's resignations
    Review and re-focus CQC
    more GP input into NICE

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  • What ever is "offered" just won't be enough for me to stay as a GP. The NHS will remain underfunded and we are/will continue to be the focal point for patients frustration with secondary care and social services. Unrealistic expectations?

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