Surcharge hike will hinder doctors, says BMA

14th February 2018

The BMA cautions that government plans to double the cost of the health surcharge levied on non-EEA (European Economic Area) visitors to the UK risks deterring international doctors from working in the NHS The BMA [read more]

Capita’s services continue to decline

26th January 2018

The BMA has pledged to support GPs who take legal action to rectify underpayments and errors resulting from Capita’s primary care support services BMA GPs committee chair Richard Vautrey has written to NHS England chief [read more]

Practice assets: It’s not all tied up

7th July 2017

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…’ The opening words of Charles Dickens’ a Tale of Two Cities now ring true for GPs and their practices; pressure is mounting due to severely stretched [read more]

Planning for tomorrow

4th July 2017

According to Understanding pressures in general practice, the 2016 King’s Fund report, more GPs today are retiring – and retiring earlier. A 2015 national survey of GPs by the British Medical Association reported that 34% [read more]

BMA: One in four GP appointments is ‘avoidable’

30th June 2017

Credit: This story was first seen on the London Evening Standard A quarter of all GP appointments are “avoidable” with doctors forced to waste millions of hours a year on “inappropriate or bureaucratic” consultations,  according to a [read more]

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