Dr James Halcrow was voted ‘Trainee GP of the Year’, but died after fearing he would be struck off by the GMC for failing an alcohol test.
The CQC’s chief inspector of general practice said that he was ‘ashamed’ to be a GP at times because of the care being offered by some practices, in an interview with the Daily Mail.
CCGs issued guidance in March to GPs instructing them to carry out an urgent review of patients taking pregabalin following a High Court ruling.
The health secretary called for a move away from ‘gatekeepers’ who think it’s not their problem to deal with patients after ‘the surgery closes at 7 o’clock’.
The health secretary again caused controversy after saying at a fringe session at the Conservative party conference that Silicon Valley tech ‘gurus’ were confident diagnosis by humans would be obsolete within two decades.