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GPFV - Workload

The GPFV aims to support general practice with the management of demand, diversion of unnecessary work and more integration with the wider health and care system. The following funding and support schemes are available to help manage existing workload.


Funding allocation and timelines

GP resilience programme

  • 2016/17 - £16m
  • 2017/18 - £8m
  • 2018/19 - £8m
  • 2019/20 - £8m
  • NHS England local teams to deliver support to practices with this funding.

Practice transformational support

  • CCGs to provide £3 per head over 2017/18 or 2018/19 (or split between the two years) from their core allocations.

Time for care

  • Expressions of interest to be submitted to NHS England between 2016/17 and August 2018.


Funding schemes in detail

General Practice Resilience Programme

This programme aims to deliver a 'menu of support' that will help practices to become more resilient and sustainable, better placed to tackle the challenges they face now and into the future, and securing continuing high quality care for patients.

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Practice transformational support

CCG investment 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.

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Time for care

National expertise and support for groups of practices in a CCG area to implement their choice of innovations that release time for care.

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More ways to manage workload

There are growing workload demands on GP practices which are either inappropriate, or outside a practice’s capability or competence and which should be delivered by a more appropriate provider.

Push back on inappropriate demands


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