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GP Consortia Commissioning: Initial Observations
This white paper, presented by the British Medical Association (BMA), provides a set of principles and practical observations that General Practitioners and Local Medical Committees (LMC) should explore.
It provides GPs with the opportunity to redevelop services and focus more time on patient care.
The paper states that a part of GP practice income should be linked to the outcomes they achieve collaboratively through commissioning consortia and the effectiveness with which they manage financial resources.
It concludes by saying that in order to determine patient needs, GPs must direct how NHS resources are to be spent, what care pathway a patient will take, which drugs they will use and which services they will access.