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GP leaders to vote on wholesale rejection of the network DES


well now ''this is a test' as Graham Taylor once said before England crashed out of the Euros The majority of LMCs have so far been quiet, at least publicly I have spoken to some opinion leaders whose opinion I value and have had interesting responses After strongly rejecting the first DES service spec draft and threatening to walk away they now have responded to the redraft more optimistically with comments like 'some lingering reservations about the DES, especially around guaranteed long term funding for the new staff we take on, but on the whole happy enough with the it to sign up to it. Others have said they 'view PCNs as a vehicle that can support General Practice, and in particular support the independent contractor partnership model' Could be a very close call ... then again I might be wrong and folk may see the risk of lines blurring between DES and core contract and wake up and smell the coffee

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04 Mar 2020

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