Weekend public sector news round-up – 18.12.17

Here’s some of the latest public sector news headlines, blogs and updates from the weekend:

Most GPs say financial security of their practice has fallen in the past year – GP Online
Two thirds of GP partners in England say their practice feels less financially secure now than 12 months ago, suggesting most are yet to feel the impact of government pledges to reverse years of underfunding.

Northern Ireland GPs welcome £3.9m funding boost – GP Online
GP funding in Northern Ireland will rise £3.9m under a deal intended to deliver a 1% rise in GP income.

New form of NHS organisation planned for first ACOs – Local Government Chronicle
A new form of NHS organisation may be created to run the NHS’s first “accountable care organisations”, to avoid tax problems and potentially make them less controversial.

Another council set to take on CCG role – Local Government Chronicle
Move is part of the development of an accountable care system.

How can we avoid the grim future for general practice? – Pulse Today
Dr David Wrigley urges GPs to support organisations in their fight against threats to NHS general practice.

Programme launched targeting 16-year-olds to become GPs – Pulse Today
A new programme to help school students understand what ‘life is like as a GP’ has been launched in Cumbria.