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Pulse wants to hear from all GPs about the most pressing issues the profession is facing as we launch our wide-ranging biannual survey.

We would like to hear from as many GPs as possible about issues including the morale of the profession, cutting pensions shifts and waiting times. We use the survey to campaign on behalf of GPs and publicise how GPs are really feeling. 

Those participating in the survey who provide an email address will be in with a chance of winning £250 of John Lewis vouchers.

To take part and let us know your views, click here.

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  • There are so many pressing concerns in General Practice at the moment. The first and probably the most pressing is recruitment. This is mainly for new GPs particularly partners but also includes recruitment into the extended roles. Currently the whole system is fighting for a small number of people and this is causing friction and instability. The partnership model in primary care has worked really well and the value that this gives to our community needs to be appreciated. New doctors are concerned about buying into premises or being tied into horrendous lease agreements. Im sure if NHSE could do something about this it couls potentially help. CCGs and NHSE need to be flexible and supportive in the Improved access negotiations. Asking a system who have too few staff to stretch further is unrealistic- so flexibility in the first couple of years whilst improving resilience would be helpful.
    There appears to be little support to practices when they are having problems- too little done too late resulting in collapse of practices further increasing the stresses on existing practices.

    I think that CCGs need to listen to GPs to see what there area pinch points are- this can vary across the patch and so a one solution for all will not usually work.
    Waiting lists to secondary care are rising meaning that patients keep coming back to their GP repeatedly. Lack of provision of services for mental health is a massive issue.
    CAHMs services is woefully inadequate and we seem to be dealing with more and more complex issues with little or no support.
    Digital integration would help enormously in network development and this needs to be a priority and expecting joint working without this is crazy. Despite all these moans, I do feel that there are some really good innovative work being done and I would ask CCGs to support and nurture these innovations and proposals and whilst there may not be in year savings, in the mid to long term there will be huge savings along with improved patient care.

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