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Pressured general practices get £16m support fund

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4232 (Published 01 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4232
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

NHS England has released the first instalment of its £40m (€47.3m; $52.9m) rescue package to help struggling general practices across the country.

An initial £16m released last week will be targeted at practices that have been under most pressure and those with workforce issues. It will fund practical support in areas such as staffing, practice management, human resources, and information technology.

The funding follows a commitment in the General Practice Forward View to offer support to general practices that have been worst affected by rising patient demand.1 It will be …

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