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Contract should improve links between GPs and secondary care

NHS England and partner healthcare organisations have produced a briefing document that describes measures to improve the interface between GPs and secondary care providers.

Clinicians and managers need to be aware of these requirements set out in the new NHS standard contract for 2017-19, which came into effect on 1 April 2017 and which will remain in place until 31 March 2019. NHS England and NHS Improvement have written to CCGs and NHS trusts urging them to take these requirements forward as a priority at a local level. More....