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Monthly Archives:: November 2014
GP recruitment, when are we going to address the crisis?
It seems GPs are rarely out of the headlines, from public outrage that GPs could be offered money to diagnose dementia to the 7 day working week; the media is certainly giving the public the perception that GPs are a huge issue in the nation’s healthcare service. The GP profession it would seem is fed… Read more »
The outlook for GPs in 2015
Many GP surgeries open only from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, forcing patients to take time off work to see a doctor. According to official figures, millions of patients have to wait a week or more for a doctor’s appointment and the move will make it easier for people see their family doctor from 8am… Read more »
The philosophy of the GP ‘seven day working’
In recent times, spending on the NHS in The UK has amplified speedily which is presently £105 billion per annum. This investment has made it easier for to modernise the healthcare services, improve ability staffing ability access new, more beneficial drugs and remedies as well as the advantages from the much better care. The NHS… Read more »
Should GPs embrace digital channels to communicate?
Across the globe there are GPs and GP surgeries that have chosen to fully embrace the digital world. This creates the opportunity to get the GPs name out there in the social sphere, Dr. Christian for example from Channel 4 Embarrassing Bodies fame has a large following of his peers as well as the general… Read more »
Too many entering NHS training, not enough GPs.
The chief of the National Health Service has said that over the past ten years the NHS recruitment strategy essentially doesn’t make sense and has even described as ‘crazy’ by Mr. Stevens. The situation has been that four times as many people including graduates are entering doctor training compared to those who are actually going… Read more »
The facts about ‘assistant doctors’
The facts about ‘assistant doctors’ Labeled as doctors on the cheap, doctor assistants would attend intensive training for 2 years instead of the usual 7 years which doctors are required to complete. The idea is that it will help take the strain of the NHS and that it will take reduce the current… Read more »
Medical diagnosis over Skype
With the news that doctors surgeries are considering starting to use Skype and other online face to face video services to treat and speak to patients out of hours, we look at the range of benefits and uses of such services for medical treatment and advice. It’s no shock that doctors are planning to… Read more »
General practice the problem in the NHS?
It seems every time we watch or pick up any media there are reports of workload pressure and a lack of funding for general practice surgeries. The public are led to believe the impending doom of general practice and attitudes towards their health. The Royal College of Practitioners has responded with its “Put Patients First”… Read more »
Doctors of tomorrow are the answer GP’s have been waiting for
In recent weeks the anticipated report by the Health Education England (HEE) on recruitment and retention of GP’s in the UK was published with little celebration. This was followed shortly after by a paper released by the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) which provided a detailed review and insight into the GP workforce. Not only… Read more »
Dementia friends – how can GP practices help?
Dementia is arguably the biggest health crisis facing the UK. There are currently approximately 670,000 people in England who have dementia, with one in three of us over 65 developing the condition, which undoubtedly will me more people visiting their GP who need help. A great initiative from Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Friends has been hitting… Read more »