Under plans set out for the new five-year GP contract, which starts in 2019/20, GP practices are expected to join a network and sign up to a new network contract DES that will begin in July 2019.
NHS England wants all practices to be part of a primary care network by June 2019, while the NHS long-term plan has suggested that practices will be required to sign up to network contracts in the future.
The NHS long-term plan was published this week, with a promise of increased investment and some significant changes for general practice. Medeconomics highlights the key points.
The NAPC's primary care home model aims to provide a new way of delivering primary care at scale. Rima Evans looks at how pilot site Larwood and Bawtry has used the initiative to deliver benefits to patients and staff.
The Primary Care Home model, developed by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), is aiming to increase collaboration and bridge the gap between primary and secondary care. But does primary care really have the capacity to deliver more services?
New research on providing GP services at scale shows that successes have been limited and 'hard-won'. Stephanie Kumpunen explains how the lessons learned by the early adopters can help others work at scale more effectively.
Martin Ramsey has supported a number of practices to merge or federate, he offers advice on how to ensure an 'at-scale' approach to primary care is successful.