Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Future of General Practice

Did you know:-

  • waiting times to see a GP or practice nurse are soaring
  • Funding for general practice is plummeting
  • Up to 100 practices in the UK - serving 700,000 patients face closure
You may also be aware that there is an acute shortage of doctors coming into GP training and a significant lack of local GPs able to cover as locums when our own doctors are on holiday, off sick etc.  

Dont let this be the future of general practice.  Join the campaign today by signing the petition at

or sign the RCGP petition at our reception desk

you can also write to your local MP to share your concerns.

As our local LMC representative, Dr Gurney recently attending the national LMC conference held in York. The conference is an opportunity for representatives to create policy for future General Practitioners Committee (GPC) and  British Medical Association (BMA) action fro the following year.   Please follow this link to the BMA web site to watch GPC Chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul's keynote speech and webcasts of the two day conference in full.

No comments:

Post a Comment