Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund - yes, if?

The Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund enters round 2 with doubled funding of £100m.  The aim is the same, to make GPs accessible 12 hours a day for 7 days a week.  But is it achievable economically?  It all depends on good access in hours, so demand does not spill into out of hours.

For the best explanation of how patient dynamics drives not only the economics but clinical quality, here Dr Ed Diggines explain:

Complicated?  Not once you realise that every consultation outside the home surgery costs the system more and delivers less quality.  So it makes sense for providers linked together to supply a whole system solution.  Some federations are doing so and reaping the benefits.

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Dr Sara Cowell