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In full: NHS England on why the independent annual review of GP expenses should be ditched

Read the NHS England’s supplementary evidence for 2015/16, which recommends the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) should no longer review practice expenses.

Click here to read the supplementary evidence

 

 

 

Readers' comments (2)

  • why do we allow the myth that we are independent contractors to persist.

    In what sense are we independent? when one sided contracts can be imposed? when we are being forced to publish pay?

    NHSE are truly a sinister organisation

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  • This is why NHSE want it but as a retiring principal I would say the myth plays completely into the hands of the politicians and private firms by allowing them to duck responsibility for destroying general practice. Shame on our leaders over many years (I speak as someone who voted NO to GMS2 and took IA) and on the many GPs who have let them sell us down the river

    " Independent contractors, by their
    very nature, are able to influence the level of
    income and expenditure
    which
    their businesses experience.
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    F
    ocuss
    ing on GMPs:
    (a)
    additional income could also be gained from NHS and other public sector
    work. For example, in providing enhanced services such as extended
    opening hours and receiving payments under the Extended Hours Directed
    Enhanced Service. In addition, p
    ractices
    provid
    ing
    high quality services that
    respond to patient need can attract more patients and therefore funding;
    and
    (b)
    expenses could be reduced through seeking greater efficiencies, for
    example, through:
    (i)
    the introduction of federated approaches and sh
    aring of back office
    functions and staff
    across practices
    ;
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    (ii)
    appropriate increased delegation to other members of the practice
    team; and
    (iii)
    partnership working with local pharmacies

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