- Release of the first £16m of the £40 million Practice Resilience Programme, a key part of the five-year General Practice Forward View, intended to help struggling practices across the country.
- The first phase of the three-year, £30 million general practice development programme, billed as giving "every practice in the country the opportunity to receive training and development support".
- New funding to offset the rising cost of GP indemnity, and wider plans to reform indemnity arrangements
The full NHS England Board at its public meeting this morning agreed:
Just Published - The Multispeciality Community Provider Emerging Care Model and Contract Framework Document
NHS England has published a new document: the multispecialty community provider emerging care model and contract framework document.
It describes what being an MCP means, based on assembling the core features from the 14 MCP vanguards into a common framework. It also includes proposals for how the new voluntary contract may work. It proposes the contract will be a multi-year contract with payment operating on the basis of a whole population budget, a new pay-for-performance incentive scheme and risk-and gain-share agreement with the hospital sector.
NHSE has invited feedback and suggestions on the document by 2 September 2016 to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LMC would also be interested in your initial reactions to the document - please feel free to leave comments.
Dr Zoe Norris has recently been elected as the Chair of the Sessional GP Subcommittee. We are delighted to report that with Dr Norris’ election, there are now three Committee Chairs or Policy Leads from the Humberside area – all working to ensure that the views of local GPs are heard at national level.
Following months of concerns highlighted by practices in England over failures in patient record transfer, delivery of supplies and payment problems since NHS England handed over responsibility to Capita, a motion of “no confidence” has been passed by the GPC.
Capita accepted that practices had experienced problems and sought to work with the GPC, NHS England and others to improve its services however GPs have continued to voice their concerns and voted a motion of no confidence at the GPC meeting on Thursday 21 July.
Following the meeting, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the BMA’s General Practitioners’ Committee (GPC), said: “We believe that the commissioned service they (Capita) provide for primary care support in England is putting patients at risk and has caused serious disruption for general practice. The plans for removing patients from practice lists should be abandoned. Every person in the UK has a fundamental right to be registered with a local GP practice at all times. We are calling on NHS England to meet with GPC England to discuss these plans before any further action is taken."