Posts Tagged ‘GPs’

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...

One in 10 GP practices in England are financially unsustainable, BMA poll suggests

Nearly 10% of GP practices in England believe they are financially unsustainable and one in five are in a weak financial position, a BMA poll of almost 3,0...

“If general practice fails, the whole NHS fails”, warn healthcare experts

The current focus on financial crises in hospitals diverts attention from the crisis in general practice, says Professor Martin Roland and Sir Sam Everingt...

GPs say patient care is “deteriorating” as services buckle under rising workload

Over half of GP practices say patient care is “deteriorating” as GP services buckle under rising workload. This is the main finding of a BMA survey ...

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...