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General Practitioners

Question for Department of Health

UIN 43665, tabled on 20 July 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how GP practices will be able to access the planned additional investment in general practice of £2.4 billion per year by 2020-21.

Answered on

5 September 2016

The General Practice Forward View, published by NHS England on 21 April 2016, set out that investment in primary medical care will increase by £2.4 billion a year by 2020/21.

Total funding to primary medical care includes core funding for practices, funding allocated locally by clinical commissioning groups, and centrally allocated funding from NHS England for the measures to help boost the workforce, drive efficiencies in workload and modernise primary care infrastructure and technology that are set out in the General Practice Forward View. The £2.4 billion will be delivered by both national and local level mechanisms.

An advisory oversight group with patients and partners, including the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee and the Royal College of General Practitioners, will steer implementation of the General Practice Forward View. NHS England is holding a number of events between July and September 2016 across the country to discuss the General Practice Forward View and its implications for local plans with general practitioners.