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A poll for GPs in Scotland to vote on the proposed new contract is now open.
Highland LMC has warned that there is a split in Scotland between rural and urban practices, and is calling for a regional breakdown of the upcoming poll on the new GP contract.
Nearly half of patients that took part in a Scottish study on missed GP appointments have missed one or more appointments in the last three years.
GPs in Scotland are undecided about which way they will vote on the new contract, a Pulse survey has revealed.
Exclusive The BMA and Scottish Government may have to tinker with the new contract to stop GPs being taxed as employees, the GPC has admitted.
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The NHS needs £500m to shore it up against looming winter pressures, Labour’s shadow health secretary will say today.
GP Dr Paul Williams has won his bid to unseat the Conservative Party in his constituency of Stockton South, while two other GPs held their seats following last night’s general election results.
Exclusive A Green Party Government would increase spending on general practice by 80%, a party spokesperson has revealed
The BMA has launched its election manifesto with a message for politicians not to duck the NHS crisis and allow ‘Brexit’ to dominate the campaign in the weeks ahead.
Exclusive Former GPC negotiator Dr Peter Holden has been appointed head of the BMA’s professional fees committee after members raised issue with the way it handled negotiations over firearms licensing.
Wales to implement flu outbreak DESSubscription
The BMA in Wales has agreed a flu outbreak DES with the Welsh government in the wake of the growing number of flu cases, the chair of the Wales GP Committee announced today.
RCGP Wales has called on the Government to implement urgent measures to increase capacity in general practice ahead of potentially crippling winter pressures.
A new 2-year, £210m budget deal agreed by the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru includes £40 million for mental health and £7m for undergraduate medical training in North Wales, but makes no provision for general practice.
The deal, which is necessary because the Labour Government doesn’t have a majority in the Assembly, includes funding for a number of infrastructure projects plus ’a £40m boost for mental health funding over 2 years’.
But RCGP Wales chair Dr Rebecca Payne has said it is ‘deeply disappointing’ that the budget makes no provision for general practice, and called on the Welsh Government to ‘back up words with action’ and invest 11% of the NHS budget in general practice.
‘This budget is a missed opportunity,’ she said.
‘The Government know that health and social care services have to change to meet the needs of our population.
‘This means that care will move away from hospitals and will instead be delivered within the community, closer
A network of GPs with a specialist interest in gender identity healthcare will be set up in Wales to help transgender people access the care they need closer to home, the Welsh Government has announced.
GP leaders in Wales have set out to help practices finding themselves with 'no way out', amid a raft of new closures.
From Dr Grainne Doran, chair of RCGP Northern Ireland