Since 2013 the provision of Primary Care services by new providers has become increasingly complex and fragmented. Consequently there are ever-increasing expectations for struggling GP Practices to take on more work with decreasing resources. These additional services are sometimes paid for specifically with a LES or a LES-type agreement, but this is not always the case. Also secondary care, mental health and other community services are demanding GP practices take on tasks which would normally have been done by them.
This is having a huge impact on provision of core GMS services. In this environment it is even more important that practices review what they are being asked to do, whether or not it is appropriate and review in detail if any additional funding is being offered. If your practice is being asked to take on a service or carry out a task that you consider to be non-GMS work, please contact us, or tweet us using #fairerfunding