To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 14993, whether he has had additional discussions since that date with NHS England on alternative procurement routes for primary care modernisation proposals after the suspension in 2019 of new Local Improvement Finance Trust projects.
The National Health Service is currently supporting developments and improvements through the Estates and Technology Transformation Fund (ETTF) and an improvement grant budget within primary care estates. The ETTF aims to accelerate changes in general practice infrastructure to enable improvement in access and service quality. The ETTF is investing £800 million in both capital and revenue between 2016 and 2021. This is in addition to annual investment in general practice information technology and ‘business as usual’ capital.