Primary Care Flexible Pools NEL Scoping


Dear NEL Federation Colleagues, 

I hope this reaches you well. You may be aware from a recent national primary care bulletin, NHS England has offered support to increase GP Capacity in primary care.

Systems across London have been allocated funding to support a Primary care flexible pools. These arrangements reflect the People Plan commitment to establish GP banks, and replaces the Locum Support Scheme commitment made in ‘Update to the GP Contract Agreement 2020/21-2023/24’ for 2020/21.

Further guidance on the Flexible pools fund can be found here

ELHCP is keen to ensure we are supporting local conversations and adding value to any mechanisms that may already exist. I appreciate you are all really busy with Vaccinations currently, we would really appreciate if you could spend a couple of minutes to complete a short scoping survey. 

This will help us understand the current needs within the systems and how best to ensure the funding is used across NEL in a equitable manner. 

Complete Survey Here 

Please feel free to send the survey onwards within your network if there may be other key stakeholders who can complete the scoping exercise. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us and many thanks for your time. 

Kind Regards 

Zehra Safdar 

NEL Primary Care Workforce Transformation

Programme Manager 

Mobile : 07531967522

Email: zehra.safdar@nhs.net