British GPs are among the unhappiest in the world – but not as unhappy as German GPs, according to a new analysis. In a survey of 11 developed countries, more than 37% of German GPs were found to be unhappy with their jobs. This compared with 34.9% of British GPs, 34.5% of US GPs and
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Exercise referral schemes in primary care are not proving as effective as promised, according to an analysis published today. Participants failed to achieve clinically meaningful improvements in their cardiovascular risk factors, according to the report in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The findings come from a study of 23,000 participants, taking part in
Doctors are to be offered a new option to ease the pensions trap in the hope of preventing hours being restricted over the winter, it was reported last night. Initial reports suggested the government or NHS would offer to pay some tax bills in a complex arrangement using a loophole in the pensions allowance system.
In my previous life as an HR consultant, when managers had to deal with conduct issues, this question cropped up time and time again. Don’t get me wrong – hospital HR policies are incredibly detailed and are often used as a ‘how-to guide’ when it comes to following the disciplinary process. The unions wouldn’t have
Women from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely than white women to see a GP if they have potential cancer symptoms, a new study has revealed. The report, funded by Cancer Research UK, found that between 75% and 91% of women from ethnic minority backgrounds in England felt too embarrassed to talk to a GP
Health experts have reacted with scepticism to a promise of a 16% increase in GP consultation rates. The Conservatives promised over the weekend to add 50 million GP consultations to the NHS in England. The proposal trumps a promise set out by Labour in September – when it proposed to increase appointment numbers by 27
A new move is under way to remove home visits from the GP core contract, it has been revealed. Doctors have tabled a proposal that would require a new acute service to be established to provide home visits, similar to existing out of hours services. The proposal is to go to the conference of local