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16,000 patient practice on short-term contract as six APMS providers pull out


But Louise Patten, chief officer of NHS Aylesbury Vale CCG said that the retirement of the contract ‘was a chance to commission a service that is more aligned with the Five Year Forward View.’ She added that the consultation with hospitals and GP providers: ‘Is in order to develop a long term solution that takes into account the needs of the local population and offers an innovative and robust solution for patients’. Translation: But Louise Patten, chief officer of NHS Aylesbury Vale CCG said that yet another practice collapsing was a clear indication that the Five Year Forward View had the right ideas about the end of General Practice. She added that botched last minute talks was needed to cobble together some unsustainable, unresourced, non-evidenced solution that would take into account the needs of the Treasury and offer a short-term fix for patients.

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06 May 2016

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