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Hunt's GP package to go 'much further' than 2016/17 contract agreement


Sounds good, but if all the funding goes to GP federations, it sounds as though each federation will have to develop a common way of doing things. Think: Clinical databases accessible by any clinician across the federation at any location Common Referral templates to 2ry care One central referral centre Patient and pharmacy requests for repeat prescriptions going to one centre One group of GPs acting on the results of investigations on behalf of all practices in the Federation One number for patients to access investigation results GPs and nurses working across the federation. Very little continuing care from a named clinician Forces all clinicians to work the same way, which many will hate GPs covering other practices during half days, sickness and holiday QoF, LES and DES done from one Centre As new money comes in (like this new 4%) will be used to develop common employment and HR through the Federation One common complaints centre Whether this will result in more care at higher standards is debatable. However the resultant turmoil that this will create in individual practices is going to be immense. Many patients will not like it because they get used to the way a particular practice does things. However given time everyone adapts??

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28 Jan 2016

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