About General Practice
From a leading figure in Australian medicine comes this edition of thi s immmensely user-friendly reference that employs a symptom-based appr oach to clinical practice. . . .
NHS pay: Health staff win Covid bonus after legal action threat
... " She said nursing staff working in General Practice should be given the full pay uplift funded by central government...
GP burnout: 'I was left feeling like a husk of a human'
... " There are more than 2,000 additional doctors and 31,000 additional staff working in General Practice compared to June 2019 as well as a record number of trainees...
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust failed to send 400,000 letters
... Dr Peter Holden, a member of the British Medical Association s GP committee, said: " You would think in this age of computers that the transmission of information between hospital and General Practice would be easy - it isn t...
Children waiting years in pain for NHS tooth removal
... Children are referred to a CDS provider when they have tooth decay too severe to be treated in General Practice...
Are there 2,000 more GPs than before the pandemic?
... Mr O Brien said: " We ve got 2,000 more doctors working in General Practice than we did in 2019 before the pandemic...
New GP plan asks more patients to use pharmacies
... This has had some impact, with numbers on the up - around 33,000 non-GP clinical staff are working in General Practice at the last count...
Junior doctor strike: Union's pay demands 'unrealistic', says Steve Barclay
... Junior doctors are below consultant level, and may have many years experience in a hospital setting or General Practice...
Strikes Update: How Monday 13 March junior doctors' strike will affect you
... They are walking out of both emergency and planned care as well as General Practice where some junior doctors will be working as GP trainees...
General practice is like calling an Uber, MPs say
By Nick TriggleHealth correspondent
The Warning comes just weeks after ministers launched a drive to improve access to GP services.
Last month, Health Secretary Thérèse Coffey.
Rules were relaxed so extra funding could be used to recruit non-GP staff, such as senior Nurses - as well as asking pharmacists to take on more work to free up appointments - as The government is struggling to achieve its goal of recruiting an extra 6,000 GPs in this Parliament.
" Seeing your GP should not be as random as booking an Uber with a driver you're unlikely to see again.
" General Practice is in crisis with doctors demoralised and overworked. "Appalling and impersonal - The Experience of patients
Surveys show a sharp decline in The Experience of people trying to see a GP.
" My gran had a very simple medical complaint to do with her toes, " Alex says.
Amina Harun, who lives in London with her husband and Two Children , says her experience of using a GP practice has been " appalling".
Her practice has had to rely on locums, she says, and The Service is " impersonal".
" I've had terrible experience with my GP and still continue to have bad experiences, " Amina says.
" You can't call to book appointments and have to do everything via an online app.
" This is not good for anyone That is vulnerable and unable to book via phone.
" The Phone lines are always busy or there's usually a long wait. "
The Committee called for a return of personal lists, so each patient is assigned an individual GP, alongside an expansion of GP training places.
By 2027, 80% of GP practices should be using personal lists, it said, and 100% by 2030.
Prof Martin Marshall, who chairs The Royal College of GPs, said: " The Report recognises what The college has been saying for many years - That GPs and our teams are working under unsustainable workforce and workload pressures and this is impacting on The Care We Are able to deliver to patients.
" We need to see urgent action taken. "
Source of news: bbc.com