Safeguarding patient services, maintaining cost-effectiveness (Pdf – 156k)
In view of the 0% funding increase to GPs. It is likely that GPs will want to review their practice workload and costs to explore decisions and actions they could take when trying to balance the practice’s books. In much the same way that tight NHS budgets have resulted in pressure on hospitals to review their services, primary care providers will now need to take tough business-minded decisions to minimise the effects on both the practice and patient services. This guidance identifies a number of measures to help practices with their business planning.