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GP practice merger delayed for over a year despite ‘working at scale’ directive

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I am not sure that is the whole story and might relate more to "meetingitis" where items are not added to agendas in timely fashion for the Practices and then over holidays or due illness or other issues the meetings are delayed. However it all appears to be a "block" and will become more of an issue where Practices are facing urgent changes. It would be of great help for Pulse to seriously write up the actual timeline for this process as these Practices will not be the only ones going through similar issues. NHSE also need to be made aware of this - of course if they are genuinely interested in finding ways to facilitare the New Models of Care of which they speak. Personally I suspect while they can devise strategic change the actual practical coalface implementation is beyond their resources. Yes, take that as a challenge, because if we cannot work to address it we might as well pack up our things and go home! Happy to discuss! Andrew a.challis@nhs.net

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11 Sep 2017

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11:17am

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