• 24Jul

    Have your say on changes to primary care

    The NHS is holding a policy consultation on patient registration, funding and contracting rules under digital-first primary care.

    The Long Term Plan made a commitment that every patient will have the right to be offered digital-first primary care by 2023/24. But current GP contract rules weren’t designed for digital-first services.

    Key goals for the proposals include:

    • Changing how the system works so it can ensure the money follows the patient;
    • Making it easier for existing GP surgeries to expand and improve their own digital services;
    • Ensuring digital-first providers can register new patients in areas where people can’t currently access digital GP services.

    The consultation runs until 23 August 2019.