PCTs support prevalence formula losers

Primary care trusts (PCTs) have begun to respond to calls for them to support practices that lose out under changes to the prevalence formula that take effect from April, the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) has said.

Dr Laurence Buckman
Dr Laurence Buckman

GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman said: ‘We know through LMCs that some PCTs that seemed reluctant to have conversations are now less reluctant.’

He said the GPC was pleased that PCTs were now beginning to ‘follow the spirit of our agreement with NHS Employers about helping practices with prevalence losses’.

Dr Buckman said the PCTs were responding to ‘all sorts of pressure being brought to bear’.


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