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RCGP urges NHS England to restart development of PCN specifications

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All the extra work must be tied to increasing GP numbers. 6000 extra GPs is what is needed to maintain current services. You can add in an extra 500 per year for increasing demands in appointments, increasing chronic illness etc. Any extra work needs to be represented in top of that. And the increase in numbers must be achieved before extra work can be added. So if 6000 extra GPs are needed now. and 2500 extra over the next 5 years - just to maintain the status quo - that is 8500. The first specification can be started IF there are 10000 extra GPs over the next 5 years. If there are 12000 extra GPs then 2 specifications can be activated. etc etc. We all know the chances of boosting GP numbers by that amount is pretty close to nil

Posted date

15 Jan 2020

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1:37pm

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