We’re pleased to be starting work again with Sussex Primary Care this month, supporting communications about the company’s continued growth and new workforce recruitment campaign.
Sussex Primary Care brings primary care and community services closer together, pooling resources and infrastructure, and in doing so aims to: improve patient experience and outcomes for local people using Sussex GP practices; ensure future growth and stability for GP practices and NHS community services; and support primary care recruitment, career development and wellbeing at work.
As an independent company owned by a single NHS shareholder, Sussex Primary Care provides NHS services to NHS patients with NHS funding and supports GP practices by: taking on a practice’s contract, lease and CQC registration; giving GP partners the option to move to salaried status; creating opportunities for GPs to have portfolio careers; and accepting more financial risk than GP partners are generally able to.
Sussex Primary Care is an early pioneer of the general practice reform agenda now being discussed by policy makers and within the NHS – in that it is supporting a move away from the independent small-scale contractor model in favour of scaled primary care providers taking on responsibility for General Practice leases and workforce planning.
This Report from Policy Exchange sets out the case for reform and includes a forward by the Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP.
"GP services have changed fundamentally. We need to embrace what was good
about the traditional family doctor model and merge it with new possibilities
to deliver a service that is convenient, reliable and sustainable for the future."
Louise Ansari, National Director, Healthwatch England