Posts Tagged ‘GPs’

GP leader warns patient safety at risk as general practice faces “emergency” situation

Patient safety is being compromised as general practice faces an “emergency” situation caused by GP services being starved of resources and staff. T...

CQC’s Professor Steve Field says GPs have “failed as a profession”

General practice has ‘failed as a profession’, CQC chief inspector of general practice Professor Steve Field has told the Daily Mail. Professor Fiel...

Trainees and 1,000 existing GPs will count towards 2020 workforce target, MPs told

A government pledge to deliver an extra 5,000 GPs in England by 2020 will be met by including trainees and persuading 1,000 existing GPs to delay retiremen...

Pressure on GPs sparks exodus from partnership roles to work as locums

GP leaders said the shift away from partnerships meant the government’s pledge to recruit an extra 5,000 GPs by 2020 was ‘laughable’, and that the re...

Government announces new seven-day GP contract at Tory conference

GPs will be offered a new seven-day integrated care contract with no QOF, the government has announced. GP leaders said they had not been consulted on t...

Stevens: We must consider alternatives to list-based general practice

The practice-list based model of general could be replaced in future under plans for reorganising primary care, the head of the NHS in England has told a c...

New deal for general practice: “seven day service will only happen with more resource”

We are really pleased that the Secretary of State is publicly acknowledging the value of general practice and the sterling job done by hardworking GPs up a...

Jeremy Hunt launches ‘new deal’ for GPs and denies coalition created shortages

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt will unveil his “new deal” for GPs promising a package of measures designed to ease their workload and make the profes...

Government must jettison “political pipe dreams”

Politicians must “jettison their political pipe dreams” and act now to save general practice. So says Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA GP committee chair, in ...

Will cancer diagnostic tech in GP practices help?

A Labour government would invest £150m a year in cancer diagnostic infrastructure in GP practices, the party's leader Ed Miliband announced. The new fundi...

GPs are losing interest in being NHS GPs

This poll lays bare the stark reality of the crisis facing the GP workforce. A third of GPs are considering leaving the health service in the next five yea...