GP Online, 12 April 2016

GP Online published an article on the findings of Reform‘s report, Who cares? The future of general practice.

In particular it highlighted Reform‘s recommendation that the Government scrap its target of hiring 5,000 more GPs. It also recommends introducing time-limited GP contracts and replacing current GP funding streams with outcomes-focused contracts covering whole care needs for defined populations.

“Report co-author Alex Hitchcock said: ‘Employing 5,000 more GPs is nothing more than a sticking plaster for an out-of-date model. Bigger practices and new technology can deliver better access and stop millions of unnecessary A&E visits.’

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Read the full article here.