ARRS claw back in North Central London

In July primary care networks (PCNs) in North Central London received an unexpected demand from their combined CCG for the return of funding used to pay for staff employed under ARRS who worked in vaccination centres during core hours. The CCG wished to claw back payments made from April 2021 onwards.

Some PCNs in the area raised the issue with their LMCs and following intervention from LMC chairs, working with the support of Londonwide LMCs, this requirement has now been rolled back.

Dr Tina Agrawal of Camden LMC said:

“It is a shame to see this lapse in the constructive discourse that LMCs, practices and commissioners have worked to sustain since the start of the pandemic. Bypassing dialogue and going straight to sending demands for claw-back is not a professional approach, particularly at a time when practices remain under immense pressure from Covid and the pent-up demand for routine care created during the pandemic.

 “We hope to see an apology about the way this has been handled and look forward to a restoration of a collaborative approach from commissioners, working with general practice in North Central London in the best interests of patients.”

These remarks were also covered in the Pulse write-up of what happened.

Last updated : 18 Aug 2021


Tips of the month January 2022 (19 Jan 2022)

We provide weekly tips based on common queries which come through to us from London GPs and practice teams. These are shared via social media and collated for...
Read more »

Fuller report response (19 Jan 2022)

Professor Claire Fuller is leading a wide-ranging national stocktake of how best primary care can be supported within the emergent Integrated Care Systems (ICS). The focus of the work will be on...
Read more »

December 2021 workforce survey results (19 Jan 2022)

Thank you for taking the time to complete our December 2021 workforce survey at time when practice teams were so overstretched. We had 327 responses from 277 individual member practices, of...
Read more »

Online and video consultation data collection (19 Jan 2022)

A data provision notice (DPN) for a data collection on Online and Video Consultation in General Practices  was issued to general practices in England on 10 January 2022. NHS...
Read more »

PANORAMIC study (19 Jan 2022)

Dr David Mummery is a member of Hammersmith and Fulham LMC and Clinical Speciality Lead for Primary Care, North West London Clinical Research Network. He writes here about why practice participation...
Read more »

General practice issues in Parliament (19 Jan 2022)

In December, the House of Commons’ Health and Social Care Committee published their report on clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic. Research by the Institute for Fiscal...
Read more »

Managing a remote team module - applications now open (19 Jan 2022)

Runs: online, with a taught day on 4 February 2022 Costs: £325 + VAT This module is suitable for anyone working in a position of management or leadership where members...
Read more »

Covid-19 antiviral pilots (16 Dec 2021)

The government announced this month that thousands of the UK’s most vulnerable people will be among the first in the world to access a new antiviral treatment for Covid-19, Molnupiravir....
Read more »

Registering overseas vaccinations at vaccination sites (16 Dec 2021)

On 9 December the Government updated guidance advising patients who wish to add an overseas Covid-19 vaccination to their NHS record to do so by booking a specific type of...
Read more »
Next Page »