News Headlines - Week Commencing 7th December 2015

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

‘Crisis unfolding’ as ten Sheffield GP surgeries miss out on funding bids
A ‘crisis is unfolding’ after 10 Sheffield GP practices had funding bids rejected, an MP has warned.

Jeremy Hunt makes the perfect panto villian
As I sit through the panto Snow White I reflect on the winter that it has been so far.

Doctor prescribes GP bonus for universities as numbers dwindle
Scottish Universities should receive a bonus for every medical student who enters general practic

Non-EU patients 'should be charged for GP services'
Overseas visitors should be forced to pay for using some GP services.

A super-partnership helps us adapt for the future
Within each cell of the human body there are a multitude of tiny organelles.

GPs who prescribe fewer antibiotics receive worse patient satisfaction scores
GP practices get poorer patient satisfaction scores the fewer antibiotics they dish out.

GPs should urge patients 'to go online'
GPs should actively encourage patients to go online for booking appointments.

Care Quality Commission not yet an effective regulator, MPs say
staff shortages and weaknesses in consistency, accuracy and timeliness of inspection reports have all been flagged up as areas of "concern" by the Public Accounts Committee.


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