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NHS England 5 year forward view

CONFIDENTIAL TO LMC MEMBER PRACTICES ONLY, NOT TO BE SHARED OR FORWARDED IN WHOLE OR PART WITHOUT THE LMC’S CONSENT

You may have heard about the attached documents , and indeed some of you may actually alreadyhave read them. If you haven’t I would urge you to do so. It is, I believe, far reaching, and of fundamental significance. In a nutshell two alternative models are put forward for the future of general practice.

1.Multispecialty Community Providers( MCPs). These will be medically-led, GP-partnership-based and aim to provide horizontal integration of care.

2. Primary and Acute Care Systems ( PACS).In effect these will involve managerially-led Foundation Trusts taking over general practice.

I will leave it to you to ponder these systems, the implications of each, and which system you, as GPs, would prefer to work in. it is ironic however, that the PACS model is to be based upon Foundation Trusts using their accumulated financial surpluses in order to take over a supposedly “ failing” system of general practice- this in the context of general practice being in a state of unprecedented crisis because of years of underfunding, destructive policies, and the ability of secondary care to suck in resources through “ Payment by Results”.

One thing is clear though, the current model of general practice is not going to be allowed to survive, and all practices must position themselves to make the best choicesfor the future.

A lot of work is currently going on about general practice working at scale.I would remind you that the LMC is also holding an event on future models of general practice on the evening of Tuesday November 18th,, and the flyer is attached. If you have not already booked your place I would urge you to do so.

Click here to download the document "NHS England 5 year forward view".

Click here to download the document "Birmingham Collaborative Working Flyer".

Dr. Robert Morley
Executive Secretary
Birmingham Local Medical Committee

36 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3AF

Tel. 0121-454 5008, Fax. 0121-455 0758
Office email: lmcadmin@blmc.co.uk
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Birmingham Local Medical Committee
Supporting the Business of General Practice

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