We've noticed your using a old browser this may cause issuse when experincing our site. We recommend updating your browser here this provides the latest browsers for you to download. This just makes sure your experince our website and all others websites in the best possible way. Close

NEWS: Target pressure lifted on primary care

by in GP Practice Management, News

Primary care networks are to face reduced pressure to deliver rapid changes to services, it has been reported.

Five objectives for the coming year have been cut to two and could be reduced further, the Health Service Journal reported.

NHS England says it is making the changes in order not to “overwhelm” the capacity of the new networks, which group GP practices and are responsible for employing many of the extra staff to be deployed into practices.

New guidance states that structured medicine reviews must be delivered in full in the coming year. It also wants enhanced care for care homes to be put in place – but NHS England says it is still considering whether all the networks will be able to do this.

Networks are due to deliver three other objectives – but these will not start until 2021, according to the guidance issued last week. The final three are early cancer diagnosis, personalised care and “anticipatory” care.

The guidance expresses hope that networks will “move forward swiftly” to recruit the extra 20,000 primary care staff, stating this would give them “more than” sufficient capacity to deliver new services.

The document recognises the problems in recruiting so many staff so fast and suggests “shared workforce models” with other organisations, such as clinical commissioning groups.

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]
GP Practice News

GP Practice News

GP news from Practice Index.

View all posts by GP Practice News
Explaining the GP practice accounts

June 4, 2020

NEWS: Virus may trigger practice move to video

March 26, 2020

No comments yet.

Get in the know! Keeping practice managers updated and connected.

Subscribe to our FREE weekly email newsletter: