The review will consider and make recommendations on:
- The challenges currently facing partnerships within the context of general practice and the wider NHS and social care, and how the current model of service delivery meets or exacerbates these.
- The benefits and shortcomings of the partnership model for patients, the population, partners, salaried GPs, locum GPs, broader practice staff and the wider NHS.
- Drawing on 1 and 2, consider how best to reinvigorate the partnership model to equip it to help the transformation of general practice, benefitting patients and staff including GPs.
The call for evidence document poses 23 questions covering workforce, workload, the role of general practice in the health system, and the general practice business model, including whether GPs should be able to hold GMS or PMS contracts through 'limited liability partnerships' to reduce the personal financial risk they take on when they become partners.
On a visit to the Humber region Dr Watson met with local GPs and healthcare leaders to gather views, as well as consulting with Humberside LMC members.
Download the call for evidence (PDF)
You can send your views to the GP partnership review team via email GPPartnershipReview@dh.gsi.gov.uk.