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22,000-patient practice forced to hand back contract over GP shortage


Bravo NHSE - some thngs will never match up to the government blueprint, will they. For example, a GMS Practice being hounded out of it's contract and offered a APMS at basic GMS rate; while an exisisting APMS Provder is given preferential treatment and paid £250 pounds/ patient for the same patient and also given additional payments for KPIs. There is corruption. It happened in Medway in 2011-12 when NHSE refused to disclose how much they paid to other APMS while forcing a £64/ patient APMS on one Practice. Unfortunately, the trend is still on. As 12:20 points out - there is always money for established private providers. My bet is that if you were to go and say to NHSE that you wished to switch to APMS, they would offer you £85 per patient but if XYZ ltd offered to provide the service they would get anything up to £250 for the same service. NHS Fraud, please step in and take stock of the assets of some Managers.

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02 Aug 2017

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