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'Jury still out' on GP Forward View, admits NHS England lead


Basingrad is correct. There has been some money locally to pay for Extended Access (extra work) and a little bit for 'resilience' and for 'training'. But there has been no substantive recurrent increase in actual practice funding at all. It's hard to see how GPFV can work. Of the 5000 'extra GPs' by 2020, perhaps 2000 are needed to fill current vacancies: in other words they could be funded from existing budgets. But there is no money in general practice to fund the further 3000 GPs, even if they could be recruited. Let alone the 5000+ other staff. It just doesn't add up.

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11 Sep 2017

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