News Headlines - Week Commencing 26th October 2015

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

Is bigger better for GP practices?
Professor Robert Harris says that the super-practice model is the way forward in these difficult times while Dr Zoë Neill says larger practices will take away the autonomy of the individual GP

GP practice inspections behind schedule
The main NHS regulator has admitted it is behind schedule to visit and inspect all GP practices in England by September of next year.

'Massive' increase in GP waiting times
The average waiting time for a patient to see their GP has more than tripled in just five years, according to a survey carried out on behalf of the National Association of General Practitioners.

Seven-day GP plans will cause GPs to quit
A shocking 82 per cent of GPs revealed they intended to leave general practice, take a career break and/or reduce their hours.

Beware the super-practice soggy bottom
As you read, the memory may be fading. But as I write, it’s still raw with me. First, tears over Nadiya’s emotional Bake-Off victory. Then sobbing as we realised the series was over. 

GP data extraction system 'misspent public money'
A government IT system that collects data from GP practices across England was signed off despite being demonstrably flawed from day one and 'not fit for purpose.'

Sunday GP opening plans should be ditched, suggests official evaluation
The long-awaited evaluation of the Government’s seven-day GP access pilots has found ‘very low utilisation of Sunday GP appointments’, and concluded resources would be better off used elsewhere.

Leatherhead general practice ruled as unsafe for patients
A general practice in Leatherhead has been placed in special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commmission (CQC).

Concerns over doctor shortage in East Lindsey
The shock news comes despite claims the NHS has been offering a ‘golden welcome’ package to attract new GPs to the area.


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