Taurus Healthcare, on behalf of Herefordshire General Practice, has created the first of three General Practice workforce pools.
This is a part of an NHS England initiative to develop models that facilitate engagement between PCNS and GPs who want to work flexibly. The service will enable vacancies to be fulfilled using easy-to-follow mechanisms. The Pool will provide a long term sustainable infrastructure that offers benefits to both the PCNs and General Practitioners.
The first phase will facilitate access to a pool of Locum GPs and offers a range of benefits for both Locums and Practices:
Phase 2 of the programme is expected to be rolled out in April/May 2021 and will provide a flexible, salaried GP Pool. This will allow access to a bank of salaried GPs via a Medical Services Contract, with all the above benefits and those for a salaried position. This will be supplied as a service matched to requirements where the financial relationship is between the practice and GP Federation.
The final Phase 3 of the programme will build additional pools, for example, for access to nurses and non-clinical/administrative roles.