GPC warns patient survey appeals 'could drag on all year'

The GPC has warned patient survey appeals and talks on funding for prevalence losers could 'drag on all year'.

Dr Richard Vautrey
Dr Richard Vautrey

GPs hoping to recover cash from the disputed patient survey results, or negotiating financial support after changes to the prevalence formula, should expect to wait 'quite some time', warned GPC deputy chairman Dr Richard Vautrey.

Of the primary care organisations (PCOs) that were failing to organise funding for practices losing heavily under the changes to the prevalence formula, Dr Vautrey said: ‘Those which were reluctant are less reluctant.'

The GPC was criticised at last month's annual LMCs conference in London for leaving practices to negotiate ‘local solutions for national problems'. Motions also called for an end to the complex funding formula that had created ‘winners and losers'.

Dr Vautrey said discussions with PCOs were ongoing, and added that the changes to the prevalence formula would not affect practices until the next financial year.

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