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Practices 'who do not get along' being forced into CCGs' preferred networks


It's ore coming down to the needs of Practices being different. Bigger Practices employ Pharmacist's - it improves QoF- we are told. Smaller achieve 100% QoF without pharmacists. So, with 30% of funding to come from the pocket of Practices, are smaller Practices going to opt to have a Pharmacist? I don't think so. The stitch up is in forcing PCNs to employ staff which CCGs promise will improve productivity - the bottom line is that Practices have to pay 30% of this additional staff expense from their budgets and there is nowhere to recover this money from !! This is an additional expense and we don't know when and whether this will bring results or profits. In a year, all the staff newly employed will have employment rights and at that stage, the govt may change it's mind and stop funding even the 70% they are contributing this year. Do we trust that this will not happen? Choose and Book was a fine example. Tread carefully, the coals can get really hot!

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10 Apr 2019

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