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 ?
According to the article below from PULSE magazine
14 March 2016
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.