About General Practice
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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...
NHS: Inside a GP surgery as winter pressure mounts
By Dominic Hughes and Nat WrightBBC News
GPs say they are facing massive pressures, mirroring those across the Health System .
Winter illness, an ageing and sicker population, and packed hospitals mean they need to provide more emergency care for their patients.
" We're here early, we finish late, we see as many patients as we can, " says Dr Karen Forshaw, a GP at Don Valley Healthcare in Doncaster.
NHS leaders acknowledge the whole system is facing extraordinary times.
With dire warnings about backlogs and long waits in A& E, GPs surgeries are often The First port of call for those needing help.
This Week surgeries across the country are likely to face intense levels of demand after the Christmas break.
Staff know it is going to be a busy one.
On reception, Sue Rushby, a care navigator, is helping check people in with pre-booked GP appointments, blood tests and physiotherapy. It is relentless.
" It's non-stop but keep your cool, be nice, talk to them nice, that's my motto, that's how I work. "
The surgery offers telephone and face-to-face appointments.
AJ, who is 13, has come in with his mum, struggling with a Sore Throat and a rash on his arms and body.
After being examined by GP Dr Nabeel Alsindi, he is sent home and told to keep eye on his symptoms.
In the midst of an already busy day, suddenly there is a Medical Emergency in reception.
An Elderly Man feels unwell and there are concerns about his heart.
Staff are quick to respond with doctors and nurses rushing to make sure the patient gets The Right treatment.
Shortly after, he is well enough to be sent home.
" And that can be quite draining actually so the pressure is huge definitely.
" It feels like there's more demand actually, but we don't have any more patients. "
Instead, she says The Challenge is seeing more people with complex health issues and dealing with more emergency care.
Nhs England has acknowledged there are multiple factors contributing to pressures on NHS services.
Delayed discharges of medically fit patients - who could leave if there was provision in the Community - is also causing bed blocking in hospital.
Staff at the Bentley Surgery try to make sure everyone gets an appointment and doctors are taking on extra sessions so they can see more people.
Dr Forshaw says they have got to be optimistic about The Future .
But she also says retaining staff, educating patients about when to access NHS services and thinking about what is both achievable and sustainable long term for the NHS have to be urgently looked at.
and recognises the pressures being faced by the NHS.
It also said it was providing £14. 1bn in additional funding for health and social care over The Next two years, as well as an extra £500m to try to speed up hospital discharges.
Source of news: bbc.com