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.
NHS England wants every GP practice to be part of a primary care network by the end of 2018/19, but what does this mean for practices?
The Medeconomics Guide to Practice Mergers provides advice on the financial, legal, HR, management and patient engagement issues involved with a merger.
In Telford and Wrekin CCG, three practices came together in April 2017 to form an organisation covering 45,000 patients, 17 GP partners and two salaried doctors, called Teldoc. The practice is now the largest GP partnership in Shropshire.
Trinity Medical Centre in Wakefield, West Yorkshire is the result of a merger between Almshouse Surgery & Grove Surgery in April 2017. Dr Omar Alisha, a GP partner at the practice says the spur for the merger was shared vision.
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.
NHS England's Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View sets out its vision for the NHS over the next two years, including changes for general practice.
Deeper analysis of data has highlighted new ways of improving efficiency for one GP practice. Rima Evans reports.
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?
A new GP/Medeconomics supplement examines how new care models are changing general practice, the challenges they face and the implications for GPs' medical indemnity.
Dr Nigel Watson's practice is part of a vanguard multispecialty community provider that is helping develop the new MCP contract. He argues that new care models provide practices with an opportunity to influence how services are delivered and improve patient care.
GP funding under the new voluntary multispecialty community provider (MCP) contract could depend on meeting disease prevention and population health targets and reductions in hospital admissions.
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.
Many practices are recognising the benefit of 'up-scaling'. The Priory Medical Group in York, which has 56,000 patients, tells Rima Evans how its business has grown in recent years.
Details of a new 'working at scale' contract for practices in England are due to be announced shortly, but what will it mean for practices' current contractual arrangements?
A GP practice in Nottingham has been host to an orthopaedic clinic run by consultants, which has reduced costs and improved access to treatment. Rima Evans reports.
The Whitstable Medical Practice has been 'working at scale' for many years, which has delivered cost efficiencies and expanded the services available to patients. As an MCP vanguard site the practice's model is now being rolled out across the local area.
Working at scale and delivering integrated care can help deliver a more sustainable general practice, according to a GP involved in one of the new models of care vanguard sites.
A federation of London practices is slashing the A&E workload at one of the capital's busiest hospitals thanks to data-sharing technology. Dr Mike Smith explains how the system works.
Forming a federation will save local services without undermining practices' independence or individuality, writes Laura Halls.
A federation of GP practices in east London is supporting new and existing local GPs, writes Joe Lepper
Comparing activity between GPs can provide data that helps practices plan their workforce, predict profitability and improve local service provision, writes Fiona Barr
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