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Budget for seven-day GP access doubled to £750m, announces Treasury


On the contrary, there may be enough GPs depending on the level of funding. Alliances and Federations with more than 30,000 would be in a position to put one GP from their combined manpower on a rota to cover weekends. Just one GP working would allow to avail of massive funding for full cover. It's like the APMS who were given 2.5 million worth contracts and employed a locum and a nurse practitioner to provide cover 8-8 while ordinary GP Surgeries struggled with 4000 patients on lists for just a paltry 260,000 annual payment for cover with a 8% deduction for OOH cover by walk in centres. Small and average sized GP Practices were never offered that sort of money, it has always been for the big boys. It's no great deal to get a locum to provide OOH cover or to put one GP on a 3-4 weeksly rota- funding remains the main factor. Would be interesting to see what happens when the PM funding stops.

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25 Nov 2015

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