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Selected CCGs to get extra £1.50 to fund extended GP access


13 January 2017

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CCGs with high performing integrated care systems are to be allocated extra funding to extend GP opening hours.

According to board papers from NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG, areas with high performing integrated care models will receive an added £1.50 per patient.

NHS England has said the funding will come out of the GP Access Fund.

The CCG, which is a partner in the Mid Nottinghamshire primary and acute care system, has been given over £400,000 for it’s eligible population of 270,744.

CCGs with high performing integrated care systems are to be allocated extra funding to extend GP opening hours.

According to board papers from NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG, areas with high performing integrated care models will receive an added £1.50 per patient.

NHS England has said the funding will come out of the GP Access Fund.

The CCG, which is a partner in the Mid Nottinghamshire primary and acute care system, has been given over £400,000 for it’s eligible population of 270,744.

The care system, which sees one provider deliver integrated primary, community, mental health and hospital services, has a population of 310,000.

The board papers said: ‘Vanguards have been asked to lead on extending GP Access and have been awarded £1.50 per population not covered by existing schemes referred to above. This provides funds of approximately £400k.’

Somerset LMC also wrote in a newsletter that the Somerset CCG has also been awarded the extra funds, amounting to £840,000.

Somerset CCG is part of the South Somerset primary and acute care system, which has a population of 200,000.

The £1.50 is to be given in addition to the promised £6 per head for extended GP access.

Somerset CCG ‘has been allocated £1.50 per patient for set-up costs (about £840,000) and £6 per patient per year running costs’, the LMC newsletter said.

The money will be allocated to CCGs in geographies around the country that have been identified as the best performing ‘whole population’ vanguards that will accelerate implementation of key aspects of the Five Year Forward View in 2016-17.

NHS England did not confirm how the integrated care models would be assessed.

‘Whole population vanguards’, only includes multispecialty community providers and primary and acute care systems.

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