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#GPnews: Chief executive of troubled trust resigns

16:20 The chief executive of Southern Health NHS Trust has resigned after media attention made her position ‘untenable’, the BBC has reported.

Katrina Percy had faced calls to quit after an NHS commissioned probe found that only 38% of patient deaths over the last four years were correctly dealt with.

12:15 An interesting tweet from former RCGP chair Dr Clare Gerada, who found an article suggesting that fundraising for legal action against the Government is not a new thing.

10:50 Pulse’s investigation on the problems caused by Capita has led to lots of debate on twitter, with many readers sharing their own experience. 

Read our full investigation here.

9:30 The GPC has stepped up its campaign for 15-minute appointments, with a series of headlines over the weekend, including the front page of the Guardian.

It has been GPC policy for a while now, and is included in the Urgent Prescription for General Practice. The timing of this campaign may be significant, with the GPC announcing last week that it was going to enter negotiations with NHS England around the Urgent Prescription, having called off its planned industrial action.

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Readers' comments (2)

  • I'd like 30 min appts and I'd like secondary care to do their own work, for the press to leave us alone and for the government to fund us properly and support us and have an open, honest debate about future funding…… and my own mermaid and to be able to fly and time travel and to not be ashamed of our RCGP leaders (in the order of likelihood).

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  • GPC has stepped up for 15 min consultations. What happens when patient start complaining that Practice is not giving enough appointments? Will NHSE then defend us as it has on the BBC 'It's the Practice's choice' or will they side with the patient and ask for an explanation from the GP and try to make it a breach of contract.?
    I would love the luxury of 15 min appointments but with a Practice getting 22k per month (including rent, seniority and aspiration) for 4000 patients, it is not possible to have a full time second doctor to provide services.
    GPC slogan is catchy but there is another catch and a rude jolt too in the wings.

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