#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.
Old photo 1989 junior doctor crowdfunding to fund legal action against unreasonable hours of work - deja vu pic.twitter.com/7wmKBX2BpK— Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) August 28, 2016
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.
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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