NAPC calls for light touch from commissioning board

The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) will call for the NHS Commissioning Board to perform 'almost no performance management at all' on GP consortia.

Dr Alessi: GP consortia will be assessed on the health outcomes of their population
Dr Alessi: GP consortia will be assessed on the health outcomes of their population

The NAPC response to the White Paper consultation, to be published in early October, will also call for GPs to face ‘financial consequences’ significant enough to drive them to look at their resource use.  

‘We are moving towards a system that will be lighter on performance management,’ NAPC executive member Dr Charles Alessi told GP newspaper.

‘It should be possible for there to be nothing or almost nothing, between that central body [The NHS Commissioning Board] and the consortia – but of course that will be difficult to deliver.’

GP consortia will be assessed on the health outcomes of their population but should be left to achieve it in any way they like, said Dr Alessi.

Health and Well Being boards – that will link consortia with local authorities – should give feedback to the commissioning board about what is working, said Dr Alessi.

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