GPs make over half of shortlisted GP-led health centre bids

GPs are dominating the race for new APMS contracts, figures released by the NHS director general show.

Mark Britnell, told the NHS Alliance conference in Bournemouth yesterday that just over half of the shortlisted bids for the new practices had come from GPs and GP consortiums, as GP reported exclusively this week.

He said that there had been an ‘overwhelming response’ from GP-led groups, with over 750 putting in bids in the West Midlands region alone.

Around 40 per cent of the shortlisted bids came from either the private sector or social enterprises. The remainder were from NHS foundation trusts.

However, an average of five bidders have been shortlisted for each tender - meaning that 80 per cent of these ‘successful’ bids will not ultimately win a contract.

jonn.elledge@haymarket.com

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