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Tag Archives: funding

MCPs. The future?

February 19, 2015, by in Funding, Money, Political

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Last week the King’s Fund stirred things up somewhat when it published a no-holds-barred report stating that the recent NHS reorganisation had been a disaster and a waste of three years. The report – first published by the BBC – led to all sorts of politics and Labour calling for David Cameron to make a personal

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Focusing on the front line

February 12, 2015, by in News

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In an attempt to improve patient contact with GP practices, NHS Bradford City CCG and NHS Bradford Districts CCG are funding training courses to train receptionists in customer care. The idea is to help staff “make each patient feel valued and at ease” and is part of a drive to improve patients’ experience of primary

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£95 per patient guaranteed for GP practices

February 5, 2015, by in Finance

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The NHS Bolton CCG board has revealed that GP practices are to benefit from £95 per patient as part of the ‘Bolton Quality Contract’. The CCG expect practices to meet a number of quality standards in return for the investment. This will occur from April, with the CCG set to invest approximately £3.4 million in

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£1bn NHS Jackpot: Another Pre-Election Tactic?

January 15, 2015, by in Money, News, NHS, Political

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Jeremy Hunt announced on Thursday (15th January 2015) that every GP practice in the UK will receive a letter inviting them to bid for a slice of the £1bn funding made available by the chancellor for upgrading primary care facilities. The key purpose of this cash is to support PCT infrastructure, the provision of more

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GP Funding Cuts: The Lowdown

September 8, 2014, by in Finance, Political

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GP Funding Cuts: The Lowdown

The NHS is facing a ‘major financial crisis’ according to recent studies carried out by the Nuffield Trust. NHS and foundation trusts were over £100m in deficit in 2013-2014, compared with a staggering surplus of £383m the previous year, Nuffield research found. This cut – a record 8.4% – signals a drop from £168.40 a

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