Health secretary Jeremy Hunt to reveal new deal for GPs on GPonline

Watch health secretary Jeremy Hunt set out a new deal for GPs in a live speech streamed through our website GPonline at 9.30am on Friday.

Mr Hunt's speech to be streamed live on GPonline
Mr Hunt's speech to be streamed live on GPonline

Mr Hunt told GPonline exclusively that GPs would be at the heart of an NHS 'revolution' if the Tories won the election.

His speech will come in the week after the RCGP published its blueprint for general practice which called for the QOF to be scrapped and CQC inspections to be less burdensome.

Watch the speech live here

Mr Hunt is no fan of the QOF but resisted GP calls before the election to abolish the CQC. Any contract change is likely to have to be negotiated with the GPC and the recent LMC conference backed QOF retention but called for the CQC to be abolished.

Mr Hunt is expected to recognise the unique role general practice plays in our NHS and set out a package of measures to help the profession transform the care family doctors provide to their patients. Join the debate on Twitter at either #GPNews or #gpnewdeal.

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