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Practices face financial risks as PCSE fails to deliver services

Monday 23rd October 2017

Practice managers are facing financial pressures as Primary Care Support England (PCSE) keeps failing to deliver its services.

Derby and Derbyshire Local Medical Committee (LMC) has raised concerns in a letter addressed to Dominic Hardy, the national director of Primary Care.

Cutting costs

The PCSE, also known as Capita, is responsible for delivering NHS England’s primary care support services. Some of its functions include reimbursing GP...

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