The financial challenges facing general practice

Emma Knowles

13 July 2017


Future-Focused Finance and the HFMA have worked together to produce this briefing on the current financial challenges facing general practice. 

We asked general practitioners (GPs) and practice managers about the current financial challenges they are facing Their responses highlight a number of serious concerns about the issues facing general practice and in this briefing we make a number of recommendations to address some of the most pressing issues.

General practice is facing unprecedented pressures and, with GPs managing heavier and more complex workloads, uncertainty about a sustainable future in a rapidly changing landscape is understandable. In such a stretched environment general practice needs guidance and support to manage the status quo, let alone deliver the increasing expectations set out in Next steps on the NHS five year forward view


The financial challenges facing general practice

July 2017 (PDF 870KB)