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Could 7 day opening actually work?

Could 7 day opening actually work

Despite failed pilots, huge hostility from those who would have to deliver the service and reticence from the general public, Jeremy Hunt seems to be on a mission to deliver 7 day access to primary care sooner rather than later. So, in order to address the concerns of practice managers and actually be able to

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Things can only get better

Things can only get better

According to a recent survey by the BMA, GP morale remains in decline and is lower than any other branch of medicine. GPs in the survey of 451 doctors, conducted last December, scored an average of just 2.2 out of 5 for morale, down from 2.6 a year earlier. However, while GP morale grabs the

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Managing workload to avoid burnout

April 16, 2015, by in GPs, Staff

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GP Burnout

Burnout of all staff – not just GPs – is a real concern for practices up and down the country. An incredible four out of every ten GPs have taken or expect to take time off because of burnout as a result of increasing workloads and intense scrutiny, according to a survey by Pulse magazine.

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Are pharmacists the answer to easing practice workloads?

January 29, 2015, by in NHS, Political, Staff

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Pharmacist at work

Are pharmacists the answer to easing practice workloads? Or can pharmacists ease practice workloads? One of the major news stories this week has been the launch of NHS England’s 10 point plan to address staff shortages in general practice. Along with incentivising GPs to postpone retirement, the plan includes piloting schemes to introduce new grades of support

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Rapid List Growth ‘Fuelling Pressure on GPs’

December 4, 2014, by in Political, Practice Life

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Practices across the UK are being pushed beyond breaking point as recent figures show a further increase in patients registering at practices already struggling to cope. Some medical professionals are now calling for a one-off registration payment to be charged to new patients as a means to alleviate some of the drain on resources this

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GP Funding Cuts: The Lowdown

September 8, 2014, by in Finance, Political

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GP Funding Cuts: The Lowdown

The NHS is facing a ‘major financial crisis’ according to recent studies carried out by the Nuffield Trust. NHS and foundation trusts were over £100m in deficit in 2013-2014, compared with a staggering surplus of £383m the previous year, Nuffield research found. This cut – a record 8.4% – signals a drop from £168.40 a

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