GPC to compile prevalence blacklist

PCOs that refuse to discuss how to support practices that lose out on prevalence will be reported to health minister Ben Bradshaw, the GPC has said.

Some practices will lose significant sums from changes to the prevalence formula. The expectation was that primary care organisations (PCOs) would discuss alternative funding, such as local enhanced services, to enable practices to maintain services. But in a number of areas  this hasn't happened.

GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman has said a recent meeting with Mr Bradshaw was ‘very helpful and positive’, and the minister ‘agreed that this was not what had been intended’.

Dr Buckman and NHS Employers' chief negotiator Barbara Hakin have now written to all PCOs to remind them of their responsibility.

  • For more details see this week’s GP dated 1 May.

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