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£150 million for general practice

NHS England has established a new General Practice Covid Capacity Expansion Fund.

£150 million of revenue is being immediately allocated through ICSs to CCGs for general practice, for the purpose of supporting the expanding general practice capacity up until the end of March 2021. The fund is ringfenced exclusively for use in general practice. Systems are encouraged to use the fund to stimulate the creation of additional salaried GP roles that are attractive to practices and locums alike. The fund could also be used for the employment of staff returning to help with Covid, or to increase the time commitment of existing salaried staff. And in line with commitments already made in the GP contract, support will be available to establish flexible pools of employed GPs (including returners) and other staff to deploy across local communities.