GPs in England will receive just 9p of new funding per patient this year to cover the costs of inflation and the new work involved in the GMS contract, with the bulk of the global sum uplift coming from money recycled elsewhere.
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The Scottish Greens have called for a vote in Holyrood this week to boost funding for GPs in an effort to tackle a ’crisis’ in retention and recruitment.
Exclusive GPs will be required to submit photographs with any referrals for skin cancer, which will determine whether the patient is seen by specialists, under plans from CCGs in the North East of England.
The GMC is to roll out changes to how it handles one-off mistakes by GPs and other doctors, after a pilot found full investigations were not needed in 65% of cases.
GPs are having to make referrals on behalf on non-NHS providers because private groups don’t have access to the e-Referral Service, which is mandatory for all NHS providers.
Nearly nine out of 10 GP partners are at high or very high risk of burnout, according to a BMA report on mental health in the sector.