GP Forward View Year 1

GP Forward View Annual Assessment

This is the image of the cover from the GP Forward View Assessment of progressA year on from the launch of the General Practice Forward View, the College is releasing its assessment report on the first year of its implementation.

The report is a major milestone for the College. We recognise there has been good progress in many areas, not least on additional investment. However, we are very concerned that not enough progress is being made to increase the number of doctors working in General Practice and we are calling for a 'rethink' on how the commitment of 5000 more doctors working in general practice will be met.

In addition, the annual assessment highlights the imperative to find solutions to spiralling indemnity costs, and identifies the need to improve the delivery of some programmes, so that they provide GPs and their teams with the lifeline that they urgently require.

Commenting on the report Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, said: "There has been a lot of good work going on – and it's great to hear that additional funding for our service is on track. We are certainly not suggesting that NHS England, Health Education England and others have been resting on their laurels – we know they are committed to making things better in general practice.

"But it is clear that there is a lot more to do, specifically around building our workforce. We need the GP Forward View delivered in full and in time, and if that involves a re-think of some strategies, then so be it – it's necessary and in the best interests of GPs, the wider NHS and our patients."

The College will continue to hold the Government, NHS England and others to account for the promises in the GP Forward View, so that it delivers the benefits it should for frontline general practice and patient care.

GP Forward View Explained

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