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Nine hospitals given go-ahead to provide GP services

11 March 2015

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Nine hospitals have been given part of the £200m funding to provide integrated primary, secondary and social care, which will allow them to appoint GPs, NHS England has announced.

The approval of the ‘vanguard’ projects – which also include 14 GP-led bids – marks the next major stage in the implementation of NHS chief executive Simon Stevens’ Five Year Forward View.

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In all, 29 bids were approved, including six bids by care homes.

The two main new models of care – the GP-led ‘multi-specialty community providers’ (MCPs) and the hospital-led primary and acute care systems (PACS) – were included as part of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View.

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