Scottish Conservatives warn of GP ‘brain drain’ Subscription
As many as 3,000 doctors have left Scotland to work abroad since 2008, figures released by the Conservative Party suggest.
GPs in Scotland will have access to prescribing and treatment room services and a chronic disease monitoring team to reduce their workload under plans being drawn up as part of the new contract.
MSPs from across Scotland have warned of the perilous state of general practice during a debate on GP recruitment and retention.
Full details of the new Scottish GP contract, including funding arrangements, are likely to be released to the profession in early November after negotiators confirmed they were making ‘good progress’.
Budget sets aside £7.5m for GP ‘cluster’ workingSubscription
The Scottish Government has announced £7.5m to support GP practices working closer together in ‘GP clusters’.
‘We’re trying to build the future’Subscription
The champion of practices in deprived areas speaks with Iona Twaddell
Highlights from the Scottish LMCs Conference
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.
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.
GP practices in Leeds have been given permission to drop the majority of QOF for the rest of this reporting year to free up ‘headroom and clinical capacity’.
Exclusive GP leaders across the country are calling on commissioners to step in to save ‘last-man-standing’ practices by taking on premises leases, redundancy payments and employment rights.
From Dr Grainne Doran, chair of RCGP Northern Ireland