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Health secretary announces 'new deal' for GPs tomorrow

GPs will be able to watch live as the health secretary reveals the Government’s promised ‘new deal’ to improve the conditions of general practice tomorrow morning.

GPs can tune into Pulse Today from 9.30am on Friday to view a live streaming of Jeremy Hunt’s speech, set to be given in a London GP practice.

To date, no exact details have been given on the deal, but Mr Hunt said previously that it must look at the ‘terms and confitions of general practice’, ‘why GPs have so much burnout’ and contractual targets.

The NHS Five Year Forward View, which the Government has pledged to fund, said ‘given the pressures they are under, we need a new deal for GPs’. It said this would include extra investment, stability of core GP funding for two years, more power handed to CCGs, priority given to increasing GP trainee numbers and ‘new options to encourage retention

Last week, the RCGP called for the deal to include a review into the burdens of QOF and CQC inspections including their potential scrapping.

Pulse editor Nigel Praities predicts that GPs will be likely to see more physicians associates and pharmacists brought in to help address the GP workforce crisis.

Join in on Friday to find out more and tweet to @PulseToday using the hashtag #GPnewdeal


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Readers' comments (25)

  • It's really odd that for such a big announcement there is no mention in the national press or his Twitter feed or any other information

    It seems like Pulse are the only ones who know anything about it. Is it just another interview?

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  • Thank you Health Secretary for letting us know of the New Deal so soon, it will help more GPs to go abroad to work earlier that they may have previously planned.

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  • Is he going to offer us £180k pa for a full working week?

    Is he going to give us back all of autonomy so we can choose which patients we accept on our lists ?

    Is he going to let us ditch home visits

    Is he going to ensure we get our status in society back and get treated like professionals by ditching the drive of patients to ask for more more more

    Is he going to increase funding for primary care?

    Is he going to set a structure up to allow us to bill for services rendered and stop dumping more and more work on us and allow others to dump work on is to like nurses, pharmacists and secondary care who always know when to use the magic words "go and see your GP"

    Is he going to call off his attack dogs in the media that constantly bash us?

    Somehow I don't think any of the above will be answered in the affirmative and thus will continue to stay where I am on the otherside of the world with my MBChB, my MRCGP ( haven't paid for this yet this year but it's mine and I'm keeping it!!) and my sanity!!

    Thanks UK PLC. You made me who I am and now I'm finally able to make the world a better place on my terms.

    Ex young early 30s GP partner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Those that can retire need to cash out their pensions while they can. The 'rules' might be changed to stop the scheme caving in. You've worked hard and owe the system nothing which has screwed you over. Now enjoy what's left of your time free from being dumped on and humiliated by feckless, narcissistic, charlatan politicians who do not care and have no stake in society.

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  • He needs to increase the global sum per patient payment. Only then will GPs be able to afford to take on new partners

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