Communications

  • Nottingham and Nottinghamshire STP is released

    Nottingham and Nottinghamshire STP is released

    The organisations that commission and provide health and social care services across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County have published their joint five year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

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  • General practice 'risks losing £33m in funding'

    General practice 'risks losing £33m in funding'

    General practice is at risk of losing £33million in 2016/17 through underspending by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), and up to £760m in 2020 through the roll out of regional NHS plans, according to Royal College of General Practitioners’ chairman Dr Maureen Baker.

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  • Retaining GPs as big a priority as recruiting new ones, says RCGP

    Retaining GPs as big a priority as recruiting new ones, says RCGP

    Retaining GPs must be as big a priority as recruiting new ones, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has told the Government.

    Professor Maureen Baker, chairman of the RCGP, has written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt urging him to make retaining the GP workforce a priority.

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  • Support service failure threatens patient safety, warns GP leaders

    Support service failure threatens patient safety, warns GP leaders

    GP leaders in England have warned that patient safety is being compromised by multiple failures in back office support services currently run by Capita.

    It comes after a qualitative survey by the BMA of Local Medical Committees (LMCs) revealed failures in a range of areas Capita is now responsible for as part of its contract with NHS England to run Primary Care Support (PCS) services.

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  • NHSE agrees to take Urgent Prescription proposals forward

    NHSE agrees to take Urgent Prescription proposals forward

    GP leaders in England have welcomed NHS England’s (NHSE) agreement to take forward proposals from the BMA’s GP committee’s (GPC) campaign, Urgent Prescription for General Practice, which called for a package of support to address the growing crisis facing GP services.

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