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GP Five Year Forward View

About the GP Forward View - An Overview by NHS England

Help for struggling practices, plans to reduce workload, expansion of a wider workforce, investment in technology and estates and a national development programme to speed up transformation of services.

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Investment

We are beginning to reverse historic underinvestment in general practice with real terms funding increasing by eight percent in the last three years. By 2021, an extra £2.4 billion will go into general practice each year.

Workforce

There will be at least 10,000 more staff working in general practice by 2020/21 - 5,000 more doctors and 5,000 other staff like clinical pharmacists, nurses, and physicians associates.

Workload

One of the biggest challenges facing general practice is the workload placed on staff and practices. We are supporting practices to reduce and better manage their workload.

We are investing in improving GP buildings and technology as well as range of other support. This is designed to improve services for patients and enable a wider range of health services closer to where they live.

Care redesign

We are supporting practices to strengthen and redesign general practice, including delivering extended access in primary care and to find new ways of working through training and development.