General practice at the heart of change
In Manchester, ten local care organisations will form a major part of the fabric of the £6bn devolution programme. General practice is driving the development of these organisations. Elsewhere in the country, PCC is helping an emerging multi-specialty community provider (MCP) to sort out pay for GPs who sign up. Every item in the current issue of Commissioning Excellence focuses on the role of general practice in the changing healthcare landscape – not discussing the theory but real developments that are happening now. A group of practices in Larwood, Nottingham, has already reduced unscheduled admissions from local care homes by 67%, part of a £290,000 annual saving in urgent care costs. This issue also reviews PCC’s recent Contracting for new care models event (it runs again in Warrington this week), which gets under the covers of ACO contracts. Commissioning Excellence looks too at training initiatives to help practices better manage workload while improving the service for patients.
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