GP practices face £20,000 losses as federation goes bust

Are GP Federations the so called saviour of General Practice already failing ? If APMS providers ( Like the one in the article below) cannot survive ( usually on much more money per patient than a GMS provider) then what hope for the rest of the GP network ?

A GP federation providing APMS services for 37,000 patients has gone into administration after running into financial difficulties leaving local GPs thousands of pounds out of pocket.

According to the article below  from PULSE magazine

14 March 2016 By

Danum Medical Services Ltd (DMSL) is a private limited company set up in Doncaster by the 23 local shareholding practices – which DMSL’s website says ’equates to 63 individual shareholding GPs’ – which holds APMS contracts for six practices in the Midlands and Yorkshire.

The company previously held major contracts for an extended hours hub and GP out-of-hours services in Doncaster, but hadn’t managed to secure them again when the contracts expired and went out to competitive tender last year.


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