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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.

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.