Two new funding pots have been made available to support increased capacity in general practice through flexible staffing.
Winter access fund
NHS England and Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care have published their blueprint for improving access to GP appointments: Our plan for improving access for patients and supporting general practice. The document outlines a package of assistance including a new £250 million Winter Access Fund available from November 2021 to March 2022. The fund is design to help GP practices expand their capacity to meet increased winter demand through flexible staffing.
The People Plan
In addition to the Winder Access Fund, NHS England and Improvement have initiated a five-year programme to lead the implementation of the People Plan. One element of this People Plan is ‘Growing for the Future’ which aims to expand capacity in the primary care workforce.
Every CCG or ICS can apply to receive up to £120k funding to; engage and deploy local GPs and health professionals flexibly in an ongoing way, and to support local primary care, including PCN extended access services.
My Locum Manager
Our Elite Partner, My Locum Manager are delighted to bring you MLM Flex - the only interoperable and comprehensive solution to meet the needs of the NHSE&I primary care flexible staff pools.
This workforce solution combines the ability to offer a digital connection direct from your EMIS Web appointment system, effortlessly matched to your local available workforce in the area. Your organisation can also benefit from wide-ranging pastoral support, education and training for your workforce, enabling you to increase local recruitment, engagement and retention.
Whether you wish to develop a set of local peer support networks, improve governance of qualified staff, reduce agency spend, support safer staffing levels, free-up practice staff time, engage with returning GPs or attract new local capacity into your system, MLM Flex can support you.
Below, we’ve identified three key workforce questions for you to consider when choosing a flexible workforce solution.
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