Collaborative GP Networks
Should GP practices consider forming networks?
Are all practices really faced with the prospect of forming larger organisations in order to survive?
If you are a GP asking these questions this guidance sets out:
- The current and forthcoming pressures facing primary care
- What practices should be asking themselves to prepare for the future
- Essential components for collaboration
- Benefits to patients and practices
- Legal pros and cons
- Other research and information
This guidance mainly applies to practices in England, but the principles of collaborative networks can also be applied across the UK.
The General Practitioners Committee (GPC) does not endorse or support any specific model, but is merely highlighting the different ways that GPs can and do organise themselves.
Please note: The contents of this document and any advice generated by the GPC of the BMA are for reference purposes only. Specific legal and financial advice about your individual circumstances should always be sought separately before taking any action based on any advice generated via this document. Download Full Document Collaborative GP Networks