Pulse reports that GPs leaders in England are pushing ahead with plans to develop new structures that will enable GPs to carry out more private work in a bid to increase GP funding.
Pulse reports that the chair of Oxfordshire LMC, Dr Prit Buttar, has been in discussions with LMCs across England about implementing new structures by the end of the year that will allow GPs to charge fees for carrying out non-contractual work.
At present GPs can not charge their own patients for care. Dr Buttar said they have developed models using third-party companies that would ’allow practices to take on what they want’. The LMC said last year it was developing a ‘Plan B’ to take GPs out of the NHS, following the lead of Northern Ireland, where the GPC is set to vote on collecting practice resignations later this month.
It was, in part, a response to the UK GPC abandoning plans to ballot practices on mass resignation from the NHS, after receiving reassurances from NHS England that it was willing to consider the GPC’s proposals to alleviate pressures on GPs.
Full story in Pulse: 24 January 2017