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Satisfaction with primary care high – but falling

February 10, 2016, by in News

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Satisfaction with primary care high - but falling

Public satisfaction with the NHS slumped last year, according to figures published today. And while general practice remains the most popular part of the service, its ratings also fell to its lowest levels in 30 years, according to the British Social Attitudes Survey. Overall satisfaction with the service fell to 60% last year – a

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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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NHS pay and contract conditions – Are GP practice staff the poor relations?

April 10, 2015, by in Money, Salary

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NHS pay and contract conditions - Are GP practice staff the poor relations?

When I started work in the NHS I was 16 years old and my take home pay was £23. I couldn’t join the NHS pension scheme until I was 18 when my pay would increase annually until I was 21. I began on the Clerical grade and over the next 25 years I would progress

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Rapid List Growth ‘Fuelling Pressure on GPs’

December 16, 2014, by in Patients, Political, Staff

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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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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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