General practice is facing some of its toughest challenges, with workload and patient demand at unprecedented levels.
Our Urgent prescription for general practice shines a light on these issues and provides advice and support for practices on how to deal with them.
Read the report: Responsive, safe and sustainable
About the urgent prescription for general practice
Our Urgent Prescription for General Practice is:
- safe, manageable workload
- more time with patients
- increased practice funding
- more staff to support GPs
- less box ticking
We are highlighting the challenges facing general practice across England and Wales and offering the solutions we feel are necessary to government.
A day in the life of a GP
Listen to one GP talk about the challenges they face on a daily basis.
NHS England - General Practice Forward View
The government has committed to increased support for primary care.
Read NHS England's General Practice Forward View
Read our response
Read the news story
Read the press release
NHS England's General Practice Forward View
What it means for you and why general practice needs immediate support
Letter from NHS England
NHS England wrote to GPC in August 2016, on the GP forward view and the Urgent prescription campaign.
Read the letter
What's happening in your area
These heatmaps help illustrate the impact on general practice in England, Scotland and Wales.
Make sure you use the dropdown menu and search to find out what's happening in your area.
- Choose an option from the Survey Question dropdown
- Type in the name of your area in the Constituency field
- The arrow displayed will show the impact in your area
- Change the dropdown option to see more results
Use the heatmap
Key issues survey
In December 2015, we asked GP practices in England and Wales about the biggest challenges facing their practice.
The responses included:
- financial viability
- GPs leaving the profession
- current workload
- level of demand for their services
- quality of the care they are able to provide
These graphs reflect the responses of over 3,000 practices
View the graphs
Show your support
There are some simple but important things that you can do to help keep the campaign visible and relevant. See how GPs across the country are showing their support for the urgent prescription campaign.
Show your support
As well as raising these issues nationally, we are also offering practical support and advice to GPs.
Our resource pack includes tools to help practices manage their workload and work more collaboratively locally.
It also provides advice on how to raise the issues practices are facing with their local MP and in their local newspaper.
Urgent prescription resources
Stories of GPs in crisis
The issues we aim to address are a harsh reality for GPs working on the front line of primary care. We've collected stories from real life doctors who share the everyday challenges they face to deliver the care their patients deserve.
Find out more
Follow the conversation
See a selection of the media coverage on the Urgent Prescription for General Practice campaign since February 2016.
Media and broadcast highlights