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NHS trust takes over four GP practices in financial difficulty

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Knowing the history of these practices, I would like to point out that these practices were run by the old Lincolnshire PCT for the last 15 years. They have been overfunded as APMS and when last year they were put for tender the funding was considerably reduced. The current provider was expected to take over with all the staff under TUPE arrangements (who were all overpaid and over staffed by the old PCT!!) and the running costs of the buildings etc. Services provided to the patients were not adequate and healthcare needs not met. It was then inevitable that the current provider could not sustaine the practices under any workable business model. Sometimes Practices need to close for the sake of the Patients and the current climate of reduced NHS funding and alternative models of care explored.

Posted date

26 Jul 2016

Posted time

10:46am

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