General Practice Forward View

The front cover of the General Practice Forward ViewThe General Practice Forward View (GP Forward View), published in April 2016, commits to an extra £2.4 billion a year to support general practice services by 2020/21.

It will improve patient care and access, and invest in new ways of providing primary care.

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As part of this package NHS England is investing £500 million in a national sustainability and transformation package to support GP practices, which includes additional funds from local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).

It includes help for struggling practices, plans to reduce workload, expansion of a wider
workforce, investment in technology and estates and a national development programme to speed up transformation of services. We are committing to an increase in investment to support general practice over the next five years.

The plan was developed with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Health Education England (HEE) and contains 80 specific, practical and funded steps to:

The RCGP has appointed GP Forward View regional ambassadors who are making the case for investment in general practice in their areas to make sure that all practices and patients benefit from the increased funding and support.

GP Forward View and Shared Planning Guidance

NHS England and NHS Improvement has jointly published the NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2017-19. It provides local NHS organisations with an update on the national priorities for 2017/18 and 2018/19.

One of these priorities is the GP Forward View and the guidance outlines the planning requirements of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to support local implementation. CCGs have until 23 December 2016 to submit their GP Forward View plans to NHS England covering specific areas outlined in the guidance.

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