GP Contract 2019/20
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.
Primary care networks will not have to be led by a GP, with 'any clinician' in general practice able to take charge, NHS England has said.
Dr Nikita Kanani tells Jaimie Kaffash the new contract is the first step in tackling the crisis in general practice
Will networks save general practice?Subscription
Practices across the UK are having to form collectives, but will they prove beneﬁcial for GPs and patients, asks Léa Legraien
GP partners will not have to bear any extra costs associated with the increase in the employer pension contributions, NHS England has said.
The new primary care networks will be set up using £1.8bn of Government funding, NHS England has announced.