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General Practice - are there solutions in sight!

Date sent: Thursday 5 May 2016

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Thursday, 5 May 2016

King's Fund Report: Understanding pressures in general practice

This morning the King's Fund Published a report called: Understanding pressures in general practice. Click here for the full report

The report could have been written by the LMC, as it contains many of the facts that the LMC has been stating for some time.  

The headlines include:

The report goes on to identify a number of actions that need to be taken by the Government including investing a greater % of the NHS budget into general practice.  Last week the NHS published the GP Forward View - which announced an additional £2.4bn for GP services by 2020/1, but what does this mean in reality and what are the specific proposals?

GP Forward View

The GP Forward view AKA the "rescue package for general practice" is NHS England's response to the growing crisis in general practice. Click here for the full report.

Although the document states there will be an additional £2.4bn invested in general practice services by 2020/1 the document proposes a number of areas for investment by lacks any detail.

Please see attached document for the LMC's analysis of the GP Forward View.

Best wishes


Dr Nigel Watson

Chief Executive

Wessex LMCs

Churchill House, 122-124 Hursley Rd

Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh

Hants. SO53 1JB (Registered Office)

Tel: 02380253874

Mobile: 07825173326


Attached file: General-Practice-Forward-View-v3-NW.docx

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