The chancellor is ignoring warnings from the BMA that the current tax rules around pensions is causing doctors to either reduce their hours or leave the profession.
The NHS needs to stop referring to doctors as suffering from ‘burnout’, as it implies they and not the system are at fault, the president of the Royal College of Physicians will say in a keynote address today.
For every three GPs trained as full-time equivalent (FTE) only around one remains in general practice, according to NHS England.
Practices are being funded for a scheme that will help them focus on reducing attendance their frequent attenders, and implement interventions to refer them to other services.
Scottish Greens call for increase in GP fundingSubscription
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.
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.
GP surgeries to host foodbanks in local schemeSubscription
GP surgeries in Greater Manchester are being encouraged to set up food banks to help patients in need
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.
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.
NHS spending on over-the-counter (OTC) medication in England fell by £25.9m, despite promises of up to £100m in savings
The RCGP has announced it will discuss the donation the Sultan of Brunei gave to the College in a meeting next week
Record number of GPs recruited after first roundSubscription
Recruitment into GP specialty training has hit a record high, according to figures released by Health Education England today