Posts Tagged ‘GPs’

NHS staff crisis deepens as 40% of GPs take early retirement or cut hours

Four in ten GPs have taken early retirement or slashed their hours because of a pensions crisis in the NHS. Campaigners warned last night the crisis is ...

NHS hospital foundation trust to take over three GP practices locally

An NHS foundation trust in Birmingham has taken over two GP surgeries and will soon run another from June. Great Bridge Health Centre and Lyndon Health ...

GP numbers show first sustained drop for 50 years, analysis reveals

GP numbers are falling in the NHS, research suggests. An analysis by the Nuffield Trust for the BBC shows the number of GPs per 100,000 people has falle...

Government announces £3.5bn a year to revolutionise out-of-hospital care

The Prime Minister has announced an additional £3.5bn a year by 2023 to kick-start a revolution in out-of-hospital care. GP leaders welcomed the invest...

200 GPs working for GP at Hand online app as 40,000 NHS patients apply

Babylon, the company behind the GP at Hand online app, now has 200 GPs on its roster, it has been revealed. This includes GPs working across its private...

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...