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BMA – Saving General Practice Report

BMA – Saving General Practice Report

Saving General Practice
This week we have published our new GPC England report, Saving General Practice. It focuses on the need for urgent action to address the funding deficit impacting general practice, the requirement for a sustainable expansion of the workforce, the importance of a strategy for reducing workload pressures, the need to remove the burden of the current indemnity system, to deliver IT and premises solutions fit for modern healthcare and to build this on the foundation of the national GMS contract. A copy of the document is attached and details can be found here:

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BMA – A call for an adequately resourced NHS

BMA – A call for an adequately resourced NHS

Most of us are still trying to make sense of the general election result, which returned a minority Conservative Government

While the election was called on the issue of leaving the EU, it has become abundantly clear that the public were just as interested in domestic issues – and in particular, the NHS

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BMA – Setting the Agenda LMC Conference 2017

BMA – Setting the Agenda LMC Conference 2017

As you are aware the BMA local medical committees annual conference took place on 18 and 19 May in Edinburgh, bringing together representatives from across the UK to debate a range of issues that affect general practice.

The conference is not a static, moment-in-time event, but one which has a living reality for the coming year, sending as it does clear messages to the Government from the profession, forming policies, and providing a mandate of work for the BMA GPs committee.

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GP Health

“GPH (GP Health) has been up and running since the end of January. Commissioned by NHS England, it has a central ‘Hub’ with 13 regional spokes. Dr Clare Gerada is the National Medical Director, well known as past RCGP Chair, and also having run the successful Practitioner Health Programme for all doctors within London for the past eight years

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