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DH names hospital trusts that will get money to place GPs in A&E

The Department of Health has allocated more than half of the £100m fund to aid A&Es in setting up a GP ‘streaming’ service for next winter.

The DH has named 70 NHS hospitals that will share £56m of the funding, after having submitted plans for how they will 'ensure patients are treated in the most appropriate setting'.

The department said this included 'primary care streaming and co-locating GP practices within A&E departments'.

This includes 24 trusts receiving a maximum allocation of £1m.

The £100m fund was first announced in the Spring Budget in March, and NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens subsequently said that patients will be able to see a GP in 'every A&E' by next winter.

However, it comes as Pulse revealed last week that nearly 420 extra GPs will be needed to staff the service, based on the model floated by health secretary Jeremy Hunt – which GP leaders warned would mean longer waiting times for appointments at patients' regular GP practices.

List of agreed proposals

Region

Name of bidding organisation

Agreed DH capital funding

North

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

£380,000

North

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

£1,000,000

North

North Tees And Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

£1,000,000

North

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust

£1,000,000

North

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

£708,000

North

Warrington And Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

£1,000,000

North

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

£624,000

North

The Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

£750,000

North

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£337,500

North

Doncaster And Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

£386,000

North

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

£1,000,000

North

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

£950,000

North

Royal Bolton Foundation Trust

£600,000

North

Salford Royal Foundation Trust

£500,000

North

Wigan, Wrightington & Leigh Foundation Trust

£650,000

South

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital)

£915,000

South

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Cheltenham General Hospital)

£620,000

South

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Gloucester Royal Hospital)

£30,0000

South

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (Conquest Hospital)

£700,000

South

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (Eastbourne District Hospital)

£985,000

South

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

£924,488

South

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

£899,661

South

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

£950,000

South

North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

£1,000,000

South

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

£1,000,000

South

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£1,000,000

South

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

£960,000

South

East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (William Harvey Hospital)

£362,124

South

East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital)

£514,401

South

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

£996,000

South

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Bournemouth Hospital)

£997,847

South

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

£1,000,000

South

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£1,000,000

South

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

£1,000,000

South

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (St Richard’s Hospital)

£1,000,000

South

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Worthing Hospital)

£524,000

South

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

£1,000,000

South

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

£430,000

South

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

£897,000

Midlands and East

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

£850,000

Midlands and East

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£995,000

Midlands and East

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

£858,000

Midlands and East

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

£952,361

Midlands and East

East And North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

£596,976

Midlands and East

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

£1,000,000

Midlands and East

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

£1,000,000

Midlands and East

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (Peterbrough City Hospital)

£650,000

Midlands and East

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

£1,000,000

Midlands and East

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrookes)

£998,433

Midlands and East

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

£495,130

Midlands and East

Basildon And Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

£1,000,000

Midlands and East

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

£1,000,000

Midlands and East

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£1,000,000

Midlands and East

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

£400,000

Midlands and East

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

£785,000

Midlands and East

Shrewsbury And Telford Hospital NHS Trust

£1,000,000

Midlands and East

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£750,000

Midlands and East

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

£1,000,000

Midlands and East

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

£920,000

Midlands and East

Wye Valley NHS Trust

£749,000

Midlands and East

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

£1,000,000

Midlands and East

Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust

£160,000

London

Epsom And St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

£1,000,000

London

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£983,600

London

Lewisham and Greenwich Hospitals NHS Trust (Lewisham)

£984,000

London

Lewisham and Greenwich Hospitals NHS Trust (Greenwich)

£810,000

London

Barts Health NHS Trust (Whipps Cross )

£617,874

London

Barts Health NHS Trust (Newham)

£400,000

London

Barking Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust

£1,000,000

London

London Northwest Healthcare NHS Trust

£170,000

Source: Department of Health

 

Readers' comments (6)

  • Another dumb idea has huge sums of money thrown at it.

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  • So my local trust is being given a cool million for this project. That could be £50,000 to every practice in the CCG which would deliver far more benefits to patient care

    Please please colleagues, don't take this blood money

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  • What about the medico-legal risks to a GP working at Casualty front door?

    Send a single child home who then dies during the next week and you will be hung out to dry. This work will be at least as risky as OOH sessions - and look at the MDU/MPS fees for this.

    I presume that 'crown-indemnity' will be offered as the GP is a Trust employee - but this won't be of much comfort if you lose your license.

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  • Bob Hodges

    I'm currently working at Gloucestershire Royal A&E on honorary contract under Crown Indemnity.

    It's effectively what used to be my half day off. If I weren't doing that work, I wouldn't be doing another session of GP I can assure you.

    A change is as good as a break. I would encourage anyone who still likes being a doctor and likes working with other people to dip their toe in.

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  • i also do some Ed work, and it keeps the interest alive!

    moreover this is a capital investment to setup not to fund its ongoing running costs!!

    will be interesting to find out how they fund this going forward

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  • How about some money to put GPs in practices? That would be a novel idea.

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