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GP contract changes are you plugged in?

On 4th October, speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced that the Government would be publishing a ‘new’ GP contract. He suggested that the new contract would get rid of box-ticking and form filling. Instead, it would focus on “making sure people can get access to a GP on a seven day a week basis between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm”. He then proposed that the contract would be ‘voluntary’ not compulsory, and offered to practices or federations of practices, covering at least 30,000 patients. A Department of Health press statement suggested that “the new contract will be offered to GPs on a phased basis, starting with those groups of GPs that are most ready to wo

Jeremy Hunt must negotiate with junior doctors

Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 3 November 2015, (BMA mention) SIR – As a group of junior doctors, we welcome the fact that Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, recognises the hard work we do. However, we are scandalised at his suggestion that our union, the British Medical Association (BMA), has attempted to “engineer a conflict between the interests of patients and those of doctors”. To read this article click HERE

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