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It will be for general practitioner (GP) consortia to decide within the legislative framework how they carry out their functions. In light of our proposals to liberate the National Health Service, the department does not plan to recommend or monitor the amount of time spent by GPs on administrative tasks.
We have proposed that it would be a requirement for every GP practice to be part of a consortium and to contribute to its goals. However, our proposed model will mean that not all GPs have to be actively involved in every aspect of commissioning. Their predominant focus will continue to be on providing high quality primary care to their patients. It is likely to be a smaller group of GPs who would lead the consortium and play an active role in the clinical design of local services.
Consortia will also receive a management allowance. They will be able to use this to secure support for discharging their responsibilities from a range of sources; this could include support to assist with administrative and commissioning duties.