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More than 70% of CCGs to commission GP services from April

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Co-commissioning is a tool to divide GPs and weaken their collective power. Our strong nationally negotiated GMS contract will become less relevant to our incomes as co-commissioning is designed to provide "wrap around" monies. The "core" GMS contract money will be squeezed making it de facto necessary for local GPs to dance for their money from the wrap around contract . GPs do not feel represented by CCG boards, they do not feel their voice is heard, so does anyone really believe that having the CCG make GPs dance for their money will be better for GPs than NHSE? How many GPs are there really on CCG boards? What power do they actually have? The cost of saying yes to the local CCG being in charge of a significant amount of GP income will be (1) the debasing of the nationally negotiated legally strong GMS contract, (2) the introduction of KPIs even for those with a GMS contract (3) the loss of ability of GPs to say 'no' that LES detracts from my core responsibilities. To answer CCG directors who may be reading this - if KPI's are so necessary -why do we have one of the most efficient primary care services in the world? The UK demographics are changing as are social trends in consulting rates and expectations - none of this is because of poorly performing GPs. You dear directors are setting the scene for private providers to take over GP provision

Posted date

05 Mar 2015

Posted time

10:31pm

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