The new five-year contract for general practice is the biggest reform to GP services in 15 years. But what will it mean in practice and what do GPs need to think about right now? Here are our views and a handy guide to the 6 key points for GPs and 6 key points for PCNs.
Overall the plan brings some positive news around new investment, indemnity and new roles being created and funded via the network. However it warns that GP recruitment is still failing to meet targets set a few years ago and, whilst the focus on other healthcare workers is welcome, it has perhaps come too late to turn around the recruitment shortages.