Over 20,000 physiotherapists, pharmacists, paramedics, physician associates, and social prescribing support workers will be recruited by NHS England to work with general practices. The aim is to help relieve workload pressures on GPs.
GPs create 100,000 extra patient appointments through Primary Care Network model. [Online]: NHS England, February 1st 2019.
Triggle, N. (2019). The GP substitute will see you now. London: BBC Health News, January 31st 2019.
“By 2023/24, the PCN contract is expected to invest £1.799 billion, or £1.47 million per typical network covering 50,000 people. This will include funding for around 20,000 more health professionals including additional clinical pharmacists, physician associates, first contact physiotherapists, community paramedics and social prescribing link workers”.
Primary Care Networks (PCNs):
A new shared savings scheme will mean PCN GPs benefit from work to reduce avoidable A&E attendances, reduce hospital admissions, reduce delayed discharges, reduce avoidable outpatient visits and reduce over-medication through pharmacy reviews:
GP contract five-year framework. [Online]: NHS England, February 1st 2019.
This relates to the five-year framework for GP services agreed between NHS England and the BMA General Practitioners Committee (GPC) in England. This covers the commitments in the NHS Long Term Plan regarding a five-year GP services contract.
Investment and evolution: a five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement The NHS Long Term Plan. London: NHS England, January 31st 2019.
The Comprehensive Personalised Care Model
The new Comprehensive Personalised Care Model is designed to promote patients’ choice and control over their mental and physical health. The NHS Long Term Plan says personalised care will become business as usual across the health and care system via Universal Personalised Care.
Universal personalised care: implementing the comprehensive model. London: NHS England, January 31st 2019.
This relates to:
Personalised health and care framework. [Online]: NHS England, 2017-2019.
There is an animation on YouTube.