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Letters General practice’s leap in the dark

Funds are not reaching frontline services

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 28 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6273
  1. Liz Walton, NIHR clinical lecturer, GP, and RCGP co-ambassador for Derbyshire1,
  2. Mark Torkington, GP and RCGP co-ambassador for Derbyshire2,
  3. Kathryn Markus, GP and chief executive of Derby and Derbyshire local medical committee3,
  4. Ben Jackson, GP, clinical teacher, and RCGP ambassador for Sheffield1,
  5. Ben Milton, GP and clinical lead and chair of NHS North Derbyshire CCG4
  1. 1Academic Unit of Primary Care, Samuel Fox House, Sheffield University, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
  2. 2Brimington Surgery, Chesterfield S43 1JG, UK
  3. 3Heritage Gate, Saxon House, Derby DE1 1NL, UK
  4. 4CCG Headquarters, Nightingale Close, Off Newbold Road, Chesterfield S41 7PF, UK
  1. e.walton{at}

We welcome Marshall and Pereira Gray’s editorial on new models for general practice1 and want to report that in our regions the resources promised in the General Practice Forward View2 have not yet reached frontline services. NHS England pledged a 14% real terms increase in investment in primary care by 2020-21; …

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