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Invest £250m in premises or forget shifting care to GPs, GPC to tell NHS England

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The time has come to end notional rent and provide a property rate per registered patient to all practices that covers the cost of maintaining an adequate estate for GMS services. The current arrangements are arcane, and lead to the industry abrogating its responsibilities. They are seen as dysfunctional by commissioners (rents rise when property prices crash, and they rise when property bubbles happen) In addition any extended services delivering a shift from secondary care should be priced to include the necessary premises costs. The GPC approach is a begging bowl which in the current financial climate is never going to work. The move to incorporate all costs into the capitation payment would be the strategic move.

Posted date

08 Jan 2014

Posted time

6:21pm

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