The General Practice Forward View set out that CCGs should provide £171 million of practice transformational support to general practice. This investment is designed to be used to stimulate development of at scale providers for improved access, stimulate implementation of the 10 high impact actions to free up GP time, and secure sustainability of general practice.
As set out in the NHS Operating Planning and Contracting Guidance 2017-2019, CCGs will need to find this funding from within NHS England allocations for CCG core services. CCGs should plan to spend £3 per head as a one-off non-recurrent investment commencing in 2017/18. This could for example be £3 split between 2017/18 and 2018/19 (e.g. £1.50 in 2017/18 and £1.50 in 2018/19) or £3 in one of these years (i.e. either £3 in 2017/18 or £3 in 2018/19).
1. Has the CCG budgeted to provide full transformational funding to general practice by the end of 2018/19?
Yes. NHS Calderdale CCG has budgeted to provide full transformational funding to general practice by the end of 2018/19.
2. If so, how much of this transformational funding is the CCG planning on providing to general practice:
a. Per head for 2017/18? £1.50
b. In total for 2017/18? £329,000
c. Per head for 2018/19? £1.50
d. In total for 2018/19? £329,000
3. If the CCG cannot provide the full transformational funding by the end of 2018/19, what is the main reason this?