The GPC has criticised recent statements from the DoH saying that they do not fully address GPC concerns.
The PBC guidance for GPs says: 'The GPC believes therefore that there is an absolute necessity for practices not to enter into any commissioning arrangements without written and signed confirmation from the PCT, in advance, that they will be guaranteed their share of freed up resources at the end of the financial year, regardless of the PCT's financial situation.'
GPC chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum said: 'Securing absolute clarity from the DoH on the rights of practices to at least 70 per cent of any savings made via PBC has been a bit like drawing blood from a stone.'
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