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NHS England's ten-point plan for GP workforce


It is actually a lot to do with money. In order to meet current patient demand for consultations you need to provide 100 consults (face to face or telephone) per 1000 pts per week. Assuming average consult length is 10 mins of GP time this needs 1.5 GPs for every 2000 pts. The income a practice would need even if run entirely by salaried GPs comes out at approx £130 per pt per annum. In my area a PMS practice gets £85 per pt and if you add QOF etc the top income is £100 per pt. So to manage where are now needs a 30% uplift. Any other suggestion is just whistling into the wind.

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26 Jan 2015

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