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GP practices to be stress-tested before being allowed onto new contract

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So, is the proposal to go back to some form of fundholding i.e. to allow the relevant GP groups of 30,000 patients or more to hold a budget for everything and if the group reaches year end under budget they will be allowed to keep the under spend? Conversely if they go over budget they will have to pay for the excess themselves. That's where the financial stress risk would be. It could encourage innovation, but with the very low current combined CCG and NHSE budgets I can not see how a saving could be created.

Posted date

16 Dec 2016

Posted time

6:23pm

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