One of the country’s leading large scale GP providers – which is also a new care model vanguard – is in talks to expand to other locations across England, HSJ has learned.
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The British Medical Association has pulled back from calling for mass GP resignations, with local leaders instead demanding the union canvass providers’ support in case their demands for “emergency” support are not met.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has said negotiations for the national GP contract for 2016-17 are ”well advanced”, despite it having taken much longer to agree a deal than in recent years.
The deadline for bids for £750m of GP premises funding could be extended, as clinical commissioning groups await guidance which was due to be published last month, HSJ has learned.
The government would step in to save GP out of hours services “on the verge of collapsing” if nearby providers running extended hours services made them financially unsustainable, a health minister has told MPs.
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NHS Clinical Commissioners has claimed that proposals by the Care Quality Commission to hike provider fees would be “detrimental” to patients.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
HSJ has collated the most comprehensive picture so far of England’s GP networks, federations and super practices.
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This map shows the large scale GP groups HSJ has identified in each clinical commissioning group area.
A “reasonable chunk” of the country will be expected to develop large-scale GP providers and networks under NHS England planning requirements for the coming years.
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GP practices have been advised to set aside a proportion of the “notional rent” they receive from NHS England in case revised rules governing how property is valued result in cuts to their premises payments.
NHS England has told GP leaders that building projects using money from the first tranche of a £1bn primary care infrastructure fund will be fully funded even if they are not completed by March.
A former British Medical Association negotiator has called for GPs to “revolt” if the Care Quality Commission implements a proposed sevenfold increase in fees, by refusing to pay the higher charges.
The main incentive for GPs to switch to the government’s proposed new ‘voluntary contract’ will be to gain more control over their work and more time to see patients, health minister Alistair Burt has told HSJ.
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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt delivered the second HSJ annual lecture on Thursday night in London. Here is the full transcript.
Clinical commissioning groups will be given responsibility for bidding for future tranches of the primary care infrastructure fund, HSJ can reveal.
NHS England has said that one of its new directors will be subject to ‘clear safeguards’ to ensure his business interests do not conflict with his national role.
A ‘single definition of success’ for health systems should be created in the form of a ‘single, coherent’ performance and quality framework, the King’s Fund has told the health secretary.
The use of single ‘scorecard’ type metrics for measuring performance in general practice would be misleading and divisive, a Department of Health commissioned report has concluded.
The Conservatives’ autumn conference came to an end this afternoon, the first it has held as the single governing party since 1996. Here are five messages NHS leaders can take from the jamboree in Manchester.
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