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News Headlines - Week Commencing 4th April 2016

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

Sharp CQC fee increases will see practice payouts more than triple
The decision to raise CQC fees by up to £2,417 for GP practices from April 1 has sparked controversy among practice managers.

GP surgeries 'struggling' to keep up with demand, BMA warns
Surgeries are increasingly relying on support from locum doctors

Inner city Bradford GP practice rated 'outstanding' by CQC inspectors
A GP practice in inner city Bradford which is run as a social enterprise was today praised by the Care Quality Commission as being one of the best in the country.

CQC must halt 'unacceptable' seven-fold fee rise
The BMA has called on the CQC to halt its 'unacceptable' plans to more than triple the fee charged to GPs.

GPs "could resign" if Government does not solve dire situation
GPs could resign en masse unless the Government comes up with a rescue package in an effort to stave off what many claim is a crisis in the profession.

RCGP hints at 'turning tide' in GP recruitment
70% of trainee posts filled in first round.

Primary care workload pushing general practices to ‘saturation point’
The workload for GPs and practice nurses increased substantially during the period between 2007 and 2014, a study shows.

Crown indemnity could extend to GPs under new care model contract
Details of the new contract, announced by prime minister David Cameron last autumn, could be finalised for practices to see as early as August, ahead its launch in April 2017.

Government needs to stop running the NHS like a budget airline
Social media has a habit of regurgitating old articles, past pieces bubbling to the surface like peas in soup, and last week an article based on this grand pronouncement of March 2013 attracted my attention.


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