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Some areas will struggle to recruit extra PCN staff, admits NHS England


it was a poorly devised contract with no real funding designed for PCNs to fail and be sold off to a private health care company. However even these companies would not touch GP as it stands as its not sustainable for the current workload at the current re reimbursement rates. Most NHS employed staff provide far and above what they are actually paid to provide for the good of their patients which is never factored in by non medic accountants when looking at the figures involved. This is why private companies fail when taking over NHS contracts. This programme was doomed to failure before it even started as the monies involved never actually covered the full cost of the suggested work required. Took me 15 minutes to work out that one from the numbers supplied. My advice to any GP practice is to leave any PCN contract asap before you get lumbered with all the costs.

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14 Oct 2019

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