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Letters New primary care network contract

New primary care network contract could worsen health inequalities

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m561 (Published 13 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m561
  1. Kathryn E Brown, general practitioner and clinical director on behalf of the South East Oxford Health Alliance primary care network
    1. South East Oxford Health Alliance Primary Care Network, Oxford OX4 2HL, UK
    1. occg.seoxha{at}nhs.net

    We agree with the concerns voiced by general practitioners about the draft primary care network deal.1 It might be well intentioned, but the requirements far outstrip primary care capacity. The contract provides support for other staff members to join the primary care team (if you can recruit them), but all the contract specifications explicitly require GP time and …

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