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Focus on Funding and Support in General Practice

As part of the Urgent Prescription for general practice, GPC asked for fair and sustainable funding and resources to reach a minimum of 11% of NHS spend.

The GP Forward View has gone some way in addressing this ask through the announced increase in the level of investment in primary care, and specifically to general practice.

Investment to general practice services will rise by a recurrent £2.4bn by 2020/21, which will increase the proportion of investment going into general practice to over 10% of the NHS England budget.

NHS England have indicated the funds will be distributed equally up to 2020/21. GPC will be challenging this modelling as it seeks to secure front-loading of the funding to better deal with the current crisis in general practice.

How to use this guide

Often the time between announcement of funds and the closing date for applications is very tight, leaving practices very little time to plan and submit their bid.

This guide aims to summarise:

  • the different funding streams currently or soon to be available
  • what they can and cannot be used for
  • the relevant criteria to be met
  • where to find more information

Use this guide to identify which options might be right for your practice, then begin to plan your applications.

We will add to and update this guide to reflect any new information released by NHS England and add any new sources of funding or support.

GPC would like to acknowledge the work of the Humberside Group of Local Medical Committees in the development of this guidance.

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