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News Headlines - Week Commencing 25th April 2016

A round up of this week's primary care headlines. Online registration to some sources may be required.

General practice to receive £2.4 billion funding increase
The funding injection will be pumped into services by 2020 to help pay for 5,000 more GPs and extra staff.

Shock as ‘super surgery’ merger bites the dust
A Forfar ‘super surgery’ involving the merger of two medical practices has been scrapped in a shock announcement.

GP Forward View: Right Diagnosis, Wrong Remedy
On Thursday, NHS England announced a multi-billion pound package to alleviate pressure on GP services.

GP practices to open longer on junior doctor strike days
Some GP practices in England will be extending their opening hours to help deal with extra demand.

Practices could close half a day a week to help GPs cope
All practices should consider closing their surgery doors for half a day a week.

CQC apologises to GP practice wrongly labelled inadequate
The practice was erroneously identified as being rated inadequate on the CQC website.

GP numbers fall 1.9% despite Hunt’s aim for 5,000 more
The full-time equivalent number of GPs working in primary care in England has fallen by nearly 2% in a year.

Haverhill GPs state commitment to patient care
Haverhill's GP surgeries are proclaiming their commitment to patient care – after more than 800 people signed a petition asking for better access to appointments.

Patient defends Keighley GP surgery following league table disappointment
A third local GP surgery has been defended following the release of controversial results of Government investigations.

 


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