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]

Social media: A GP marginal gain?

29th June 2017

I gave a speech last week to GP practice manager members of CHEC – the leading provider of education, training, referrals management and project leadership for GP practices and primary care.  The audience were engaged [read more]

Cost of STPs revealed

28th June 2017

Credit: This story was first seen on On Medica The high cost and impact of implementing sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) across England to improve care for patients has been revealed in new figures released [read more]

Merger of GP surgeries collapses

1st June 2017

Credit: This story was first seen on the Plymouth Herald The planned merger of two of Plymouth’s largest GP surgeries has reportedly collapsed due to staffing issues, the Plymouth Herald reports. Beacon Medical Group and [read more]

GMC unveils plans for improved medical training

4th April 2017

Rigid medical training  needs radical overhaul to provide trainees with more flexibility and patients with doctors who can care for multiple health conditions, the GMC’s plan for training has revealed. The plan follows a review [read more]

Almost 12,000 patients affected by GP closures

21st February 2017

Credit: This story was first seen on The Nottingham Post Seven GP practices have closed in Nottingham over the past five years, forcing more than 11,750 patients to find a new doctor, The Nottingham Post reports. Data from NHS [read more]