In October 2017, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced the intention of the Department of Health and Social Care to develop a state-backed indemnity scheme for general practice in England. This announcement recognised that the rising …
Improving care for patients, making the best use of pharmacists’ skills and saving money for the NHS were top of the agenda on the Health Minister David Mowat’s visit to Hillview GP Surgery recently.
The CQC has today published its State of Care report, an annual assessment of the quality of health and adult social care in England.
- Tough new targets to limit inappropriate use of antibiotics - Commitment to halve drug-resistant infections by 2020 - New drive to encourage development of new antibiotics The UK will lead the international fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by bringing …
GPs will be able to compare their antibiotic prescribing with their colleagues throughout the country using a brand new tool, in a new bid to cut the numbers of antibiotics that are given out needlessly, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced …
NHS England has set out a multi-billion plan designed to get general practice back on its feet, improve patient care and access, and invest in new ways of providing primary care.
We have issued a response to the BMA survey on GP pressure. See the blog post for our complete statement.
Alistair Burt has recorded this message to GPs in response to the LMC special conference being held on 30/01/2016. The message summarises what is being done to help boost general practice.
Several papers ran a story about 200,000 patients left without a GP when their surgeries closed down. The figures relate to closures and mergers of 72 practices in England. For our response click 'read more'.
Jeremy Hunt outlines the Department's intention to ease pressure on GPs through increased funding and streamlined CQC inspections.