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Another 27 hospitals receive DH funding to ‘build GP practices’



The Department of Health has announced a second wave of 27 hospital trusts to receive cash to set up A&E GP ‘streaming’ services by the end of the year.

The latest list brings the total amount of allocated funding up to £77m, after it was announced that 70 trusts were to receive £56m of the £100m fund – meaning the DH has yet to allocate £24m. It had initially said up to 100 hospitals would benefit.

In a statement the DH has said the funding will allow hospitals ‘to build GP practices within their A&E units’ to see patients with less urgent needs.

But Pulse revealed that nearly 420 extra GPs will be needed to staff the service, based on the model floated by health secretary Jeremy Hunt at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.

The £100m fund was first announced in the Spring Budget in March, and NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens subsequently said that patients will be able to see a GP in ‘every A&E’ by Christmas.

List of agreed proposals

Region

Bid value

Name

London

£750,000

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

London

£757,554

Barts Health NHS Trust – The Royal London Hospital

Midlands

£596,976

East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Midlands

£998,900

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Midlands

£221,000

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Midlands

£400,000

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Midlands

£968,000

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Midlands

£650,000

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust – (QE site)

Midlands

£1,000,000

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

North

£1,000,000

Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

North

£975,000

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Doncaster site

North

£1,000,000

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

North

£875,000

City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

North

£981,560

Co Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust – Darlington site

North

£200,000

Countess of Chester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

North

£825,500

County Durham And Darlington NHS Foundation Trust – North Durham site

North

£879,000

East Cheshire NHS Trust

North

£340,000

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

North

£660,000

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

North

£990,667

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

North

£830,000

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

South

£944,291

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust – Darent Valley Hospital

South

£732,982

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – John Radcliffe Hospital

South

£645,000

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

South

£855,000

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Queen Alexandra Hospital

South

£600,000

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust St Peters Hospital (Chertsey) site

South

£842,600

Weston Area Health NHS Trust

South

£225,000

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust