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News Headlines - Week Commencing 27th March 2017

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

Funding Delays Leave Struggling Practices Without Support
A survey undertaken by the GPC has revealed that practices in more than 20 LMCs have yet to receive the resilience funding that they had been promised.

'Unclear' how GP services can be maintained in face of workforce crisis, warns DDRB
It is unclear how general practice services can be delivered five to 10 years from now given the growing workforce crisis facing the profession, the independent doctors and dentists review body (DDRB) has warned.

Half of £2bn NHS cash injection spent on outsourced private care providers labelled a 'disgrace'
The scale of NHS spending on care provided by private companies has been labelled a “disgrace” after it was revealed half of £2bn allocated to the the NHS before the 2015 election was used to treat patients outside the health service.

Waiting times to increase in NHS England 'trade-off'
Patients will have to wait longer for non-urgent operations and go without some new drugs under plans to be announced today.

Drop in GP numbers 'a huge blow' that shows crisis is deepening, say GP leaders
In 2015, NHS England began a pilot scheme to spread an estimated 450 “clinical pharmacists” across 650 GP practices.

Record number of EU citizens quit working in NHS last year
Surge in number of doctors and nurses from other EU states leaving renews fears that Brexit could exacerbate staffing crisis

Just one in four adults eating their five a day, NHS reveals
Three quarters of adults are failing to eat the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables each day, official figures have revealed.


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