Improving care through investment.
GP Forward View guidance stated that CCGs should plan to spend a total of £3 per head as a one-off non recurrent investment commencing in 2017/18, for practice transformational support.
The investment was designed to be used to stimulate development of at scale providers for improved access, stimulate implementation of the 10 high impact actions to free up GP time, and secure sustainability of general practice.
For NHS West Kent, £3 per head equated to £1.457 million investment.
The purpose of this proposal was to support the delivery of the GP Forward View by encouraging practices to work together at a cluster and federation level to provide and deliver primary care services at scale. The proposal invited the Federation to work with its clusters (now called Primary Care Networks) to identify appropriate projects against which the Federation submitted bids for an element of the transformation fund.
This encouraged practices to work together to deliver services at scale focusing on a service provision that supports the sustainability of general practice, and in line with the broader CCG plans for delivering joined up out of hospital services for patients in local communities.
Meet at least one of the following criteria: