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  • Seeking better pay and expenses

    BMA GPs committee chair Richard Vautrey attended the BMA’s annual oral evidence session with the DDRB (Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration) on Monday, which recommends pay increases for medical staff in the UK. He highlighted that the lack of investment during the last decade has pushed general practice to a crisis point. The challenges facing general practice, such as workload and...
  • LMC conference hears calls to 'save general practice'

    The annual UK local medical committees conference was held last week in Liverpool. GPs gathered to engage in debates covering issues, such as how to tackle the rise in workload and the need for more resources and funding. BMA GPs committee chair Richard Vautrey spoke of the need to reduce the risks facing GPs caused by an unsustainable and unsafe workload. He highlighted: The need to introduce the promised...
  • Shaping the partnership model review

    • 22 Feb 2018
    We are encouraged by health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s recent announcement that the Government is conducting a joint review of the partnership model – something we called for in our Saving General Practice report and is highlighted by the first motion to be debated at the upcoming UK LMC conference in March. The BMA GPs committee is now working to shape this review to ensure that everything possible is done...
  • Underfunding overshadows reshuffle

    While the Government has been focused on ministerial changes, the reality for patients and those who work in the NHS is that they continue to suffer from the effects of a decade of underfunding in the health and social care services, with rising workload and longer waiting times to access care. Against this background routine procedures are being postponed from Newcastle to Newquay and Hereford to Harwich as the only...
  • A predictable start to the year

    It may be a new year but 2018 has started with familiar headlines.