Video: STPs that fail to invest in general practice should be rejected

NHS England should reject any sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) that do not commit to increase funding to general practice, RCGP chair Dr Maureen Baker told the college's annual conference in Harrogate.

In her final speech as college chair, Dr Baker warned that STPs were currently too focused on 'plugging ever increasing hospital deficits'.

She said: ‘This is a false vision which may seem to offer short term gain, but if general practice isn't supported then there is no system transformation and we will very quickly be back where we started.’

Dr Baker called on NHS chief executive Simon Stevens to require all STPs to publish their financial plans and make clear that plans which fail to commit further investment to general practice would be rejected and responsibility for funding will be withheld.

Full coverage of RCGP annual conference 2016

Picture: Pete Hill

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

The team at Minehead Medical Centre

Somerset GP practice converts to John Lewis-style employee-ownership model

A GP practice in Somerset has become the first in England to operate as a John Lewis-style...

GP consulting room

GPs 'running on empty' as LMC issues third red alert in a month

An LMC has issued its third countywide red alert in four weeks as primary care contends...

Woman holding face in pain

Should GPs treat patients presenting with dental problems?

The MDU's Dr Kathryn Leask considers what GPs should do if a patient presents with...

Conservative Party leadership candidate and foreign secretary Liz Truss

Liz Truss vows to resolve GP pension tax crisis if she becomes prime minister

Liz Truss has affirmed her commitment to resolving the GP pensions crisis but has...

Baby receiving a vaccine in their thigh

JCVI advises changes to routine childhood and HPV immunisation schedules

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended a change...

GP consultation

General practice delivering 'up to double the appointments it is paid for'

General practice in England may be delivering as many as double the number of appointments...