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Details of the new GP contract negotiated by the GPC have been released with the scrapping of the unplanned admissions enhanced service with funds being added directly to the global sum. A number of other changes have been made. Do you feel that this new contract will offer much needed respite to practices?
A world-first nationally-funded service to support general practitioners and GP trainees suffering mental ill-health and addiction has been launched this week. Would you feel confident to use the new NHS GP Health Service if needed?
There are too few nurses caring for patients, which puts people at serious risk, and drastic action is needed to rebuild the nursing workforce, the RCN's chief executive has said in response to the publication of data analysed by the Health Service Journal which found that 96% of hospitals have failed to meet their own planned level for registered nurses. Do you think healthcare assistants have a role in addressing nurse shortages?
Doctors’ leaders have written to the Prime Minister in fury at her blaming general practice for the pressures on A&E while underplaying the extent of the NHS crisis, and claiming that the NHS is fully funded. The BMA told Theresa May this morning that her position appears to be a deliberate distraction from the reality of the NHS. As a healthcare professional working in an NHS under strain, do you feel valued?
Heath watchdog, the Care Quality Commission, needs to demonstrate it is delivering value for money, said the NHS providers and commissioners’ organisation the NHS Confederation, pointing that “the regulator’s steep increase” in regulatory fees from April 2017 lies at odds with the move towards more light-touch inspections. Do you think the CCQ is fit for purpose?
The UK must align with EU regulation on the discovery, manufacture, and delivery of medicines “from day one” of life after the EU to ensure that patients continue to get the drugs they need, when they need them, the UK pharma trade body, the ABPI has told MPs. Do you think Brexit represents a threat to UK drug discovery and delivery?
Community pharmacists should routinely be allowed to prescribe for long-term conditions (LTCs) as well as to refer people with LTCs directly to other health care professionals, to “ease the overwhelming burden on the NHS”, pharmacy leaders have said. Do you think community pharmacists should be allowed to prescribe?
Two thirds of doctors have not been consulted on NHS sustainability and transformation plans (STPs), which will have far reaching implications for the future of health and social care, and one in three don’t know anything about them, reveal the results of a small BMA survey. Would you welcome more opportunities to contribute your views to the STPs’ design and implementation?
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