FRONTLINE GPS ON COMMISSIONING: SURVEY RESULTS - 23 January 2012
GPs & commissioning: survey results
The results of a GP survey on commissioning undertaken by the Family Doctor Association revealed:
- 4 in 10 GPs say they have sufficient knowledge about commissioning.
- 70% of GPs surveyed said they had some knowledge of the new system with 27% asking for more information to help them participate.
- 91% had some interest in commissioning; 9% said they had no interest
- A spectrum around commissioning knowledge with highest levels of knowledge with GP partners (49%) then salaried GPs (25%) and portfolio GPs (21%).
- 25% of GPs want to know the bad points of CLC; a similar number want to know the good points.
- GP leadership potential: 7% interested in national involvement and 11% interested in local involvement.
- The top three learning requests from all GPs were:
- A Commissioning for Dummies guide/Nuts and bolts courses on CLC
- More information about how the changes will affect their patients
- Information wanted about how the changes will affect GP clinical work
National Chairman Dr Peter Swinyard said, “Over 90% of GPs have some interest in commissioning. This gives hope for the future of patient care and general practice in a hostile political climate, showing that most GPs, whatever their opposition to the Health Bill, think that Clinically Led Commissioning will come.”
Download the report here.
Thanks to all who completed the survey; the winners are here.