RCGP Releases Red Ratings for Implementation of GP Forward View


  • NHS England will introduce a practice resilience programme worth £56m over five years, with £16m available in 2016/17.
  • NHS England will undertake a review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) in 2016/17.
  • NHS England will introduce new rules from September 2016 which will enable NHS England to fund up to 100% of the costs of premises developments, rather than the previous cap of 66%.


  • For 2016/17, NHS England will allocate an additional £322m in primary medical care allocations, providing for an immediate increase in funding of 4.4%.
  • NHS England and the Department of Health will bring forward proposals to tackle rising indemnity costs in general practice. In a related commitment the Department of Health will consult on options for introducing a Fixed Recoverable Cost scheme in clinical negligence claims.
  • Health Education England will increase GP training recruitment to 3,250 per year.
  • NHS England will increase the financial compensation available through the current GP retainer scheme from 1 May 2016, and to introduce a new GP retainer scheme more fit for purpose from 1 April 2017.
  • NHS England will introduce new standards for hospitals to improve the interface between hospitals and general practice.
  • NHS England established a Rapid Testing Programme in three sites to review ways of better managing outpatient demand. The GP Forward View will see the most effective measures emerging from this programme would be rolled out from late summer 2016 onwards.
  • The maximum interval between inspections for practices rated good or outstanding will move to five years, and a new streamlined approach to inspection will be introduced for new care models and federated practices.
  • NHS England will bring forward £30m “Releasing Time for Patients” development programme to release capacity within general practice.
  • NHS England will invite CCGs to put forward recommendations for investment in primary care infrastructure and technology by the end of June 2016.


  • Changes will be made to NHS England’s Induction & Refresher scheme for doctors returning to work in English general practice.
  • NHS England and Health Education England will evaluate the Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme, which offers £20,000 salary supplements to GP trainees committing to working in hard to recruit areas.
  • NHS England will invest a further £16m in a new national service, beginning in December 2016, to improve GPs’ access to mental health support.
  • NHS England will ensure practices are appropriately compensated for future CQC fee increases. They will publish a set of key “sentinel” indicators for quality in general practice on My NHS in July 2016.
  • NHS England will launch a national programme by September 2016 to help practices support people living with longterm conditions to self-care.
  • NHS England will agree arrangements for May 2016 to October 2017 to provide additional support to practices in three areas.
  • NHS England will introduce a range of core requirements for technology services to be provided to general practice.
  • The rollout of access to the summary care record to community pharmacy will be completed by March 2017.

Source: RCGP GP Forward View Interim Assessment


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