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NEWS: Welsh practice closures affect thousands

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More than 40,000 patients in Wales have had to find new practices in the last five years before of closures, it was reported today. According to a BBC investigation, 17 main surgeries and 28 branch surgeries have closed in the country since 2013. Closures peaked last year when six main surgeries and seven branch surgeries

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NEWS: Practice communication problem for discharge in Wales

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Discharge of patients in Wales is hampered by poor communication with practices, according to an inquiry into the issues. Ward staff do not understand discharge policies and processes – and they also do not understand what information to share with practices, according to the country’s Health Inspectorate. The findings were welcomed by the Royal College

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NEWS: Welsh practices face loss of patient satisfaction

Patient satisfaction with general practice services has fallen sharply in Wales, according to a new survey. GP leaders said the findings reflected shortages in the workforce and lack of funding for the service. In the national survey, some 42% said they found it difficult to make a convenient appointment with a practice – an increase

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Over here in Wales… I’m trying to remain upbeat!

June 12, 2018, by in Clinical systems, Wales

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By PM Polly (Time to read: 3 minutes) So last week, over 400 practices in Wales faced the deadline of choosing their new clinical system. Half of those practices currently use EMIS, however, EMIS lost preferred vendor status in Wales so half of the practices in Wales having just dragged themselves through the last migration

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NEWS: Pay rise for Welsh practice staff

An extra £11 million is to be put into general practice in Wales next year as part of a contract deal delivering a 1% pay increase. Practices are also being allowed a 1.4% increase for general expenses as part of the deal. And it includes some £2.7 million towards the costs of general indemnity. As

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NEWS: Pledge to transform Welsh primary care

Some £100 million is to be spent in Wales on “transforming” health and social services, it has been announced. The Welsh government promised “bold and innovative” ways of delivering services. Its new fund will focus on primary care and the development of care close to homes. Welsh health secretary Vaughan Gething said: “This additional funding

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NEWS: Increase in at risk practices in Wales

As many as 74 practices in Wales are at risk, according to a new assessment. There are 49 practices that have applied to health boards for help – and another 25 that have doubts about their future, according to the British Medical Association. Some 13 practices have closed in the last two years. The BMA

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