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PCTs and GPs are working together

Your recent article gives a rather misleading impression that the NHS Confederation's PCT Network has called for ‘emergency transition plans' because GPs are not engaging in efforts to create efficiencies.

NHS managers warn commissioning handover in chaos as PCT staff clear their desks

In fact, many PCTs and GPs are currently working together to make decisions on how services can be best delivered.

Given that GP consortia will be responsible for billions of pounds of public money under the Government's proposals, engaging the GP community in the process of decision making is crucial to help drive the necessary savings required of the NHS in the next three to four years.

Our calls for a clear transition plan are based on concerns that there are serious risks during the transition period arising from management cost reductions and uncertainties for PCT staff which need to be effectively mitigated.

From David Stout
Director, PCT Network

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