Posts Tagged ‘GPs’

BMA GPC leader pours cold water on organising industrial action ballot

The BMA is unlikely to pursue industrial action in the form of mass list closures any time soon, the chair of its GP Committee has indicated. Speaking a...

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to pledge £20,000 ‘golden hello’ for rural GPs

Newly-qualified GPs are to be offered a one-off payment of £20,000 if they start their careers in areas that struggle to attract family doctors. The £...

GP exodus from the NHS predicted within five years by research

Around two in every five GPs in the South West have said they intend to quit within the next five years, exposing the magnitude of the region’s impending...

Chronic disease management by GPs disappearing due to pressure of demand

Primary care is “skating on thin ice” according to the Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard. GPs are ...

Quality and safety of patient care in general practice in England is under threat

The quality and safety of patient care in general practice in England is under threat from rising workload pressures according to a major new BMA survey. ...

New approach needed to stop general practice being seen as the poor relation

Medical schools have got to change their approach to encourage more students to choose a career in general practice, says a new report. The report, comm...

“GPs working in an environment that prevents delivery of safe care to patients”

GPs are working in an environment where unmanageable workload is preventing the delivery of safe, quality care to patients. That’s the message from Dr...

Link between CQC ratings and levels of GP practice funding, research reveals 

New research shows a link between the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings allocated to GP practices and the level of funding they receive. This is des...

Growing demand and increasing complexity has prompted crisis in primary care

Demand is massively outstripping supply in primary care, research finds. A report by the King’s Fund exposes the extent of the crisis in general pract...

Key reaction to the new plan and investment for General Practice

Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council “GPs in England are under huge strain at the moment and it is vital that we keep the wor...

Extra £2.4bn to be invested in general practice to prevent NHS collapse

NHS chiefs in England have announced a five-year plan to help GP surgeries "get back on their feet" and to improve access for patients. The rescue packa...