Some 27,000 patients are at risk of losing their GP practice as a provider has decided to hand back a contract it says is ‘not fit for purpose’.

Greenbrook Healthcare, which runs five practices in west London under one APMS contract, said it has been in discussions with NHS England since the beginning of the year to ‘address what support could be provided by them’.

But with no extra funding coming through, Greenbrook Healthcare – a private company which runs GP practices and urgent care centres across west and south London – has concluded that the best option is to end its 10-year contract nine months early, to ‘allow NHS England to look at the contract afresh’….read more

Pulse: 31 October 2016

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