GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

  • Large scale GP provider groups operating in 82 per cent of England’s CCG areas
  • There are 268 federations up and running, HSJ research suggests
  • It is estimated that these organisations cover 41 million patients

Despite the wide coverage of groups identified by HSJ, the analysis suggests there is large variation in the functions they carry out.

Information on functions was provided for 110 GP groups and no single function was shared across more than half. The most common, listed for 55 groups, was providing extended primary care, for example long term conditions treatment, urgent care or services for the frail elderly. Many CCGs provided no information on the functions of the GP groups in their area.

The graph below shows the most commonly identified functions.

functions

Image source: HSJ

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