GP out of hours care improving

CQC gives service the thumbs up Care Quality Commission inspectors reveal that GO out of hours care across England is improving, although weaknesses are still apparent in some areas. The review of 30 services, which covers a third of the population, highlighted problems with recruitment processes and medicines management, although generally concluding that services were […]

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Labour promises GP appointments within 48 hours

15% of patients currently have to wait over a week for GP appointment Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged that that all NHS patients in England will get an appointment with a GP within 48 hours. Urgent cases would be able to get consultations on the same day. The proposed scheme would cost approximately £100m, with the funding […]

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GP’s quitting under increasing pressure

New campaign searching for long term solutions for GP’s Doctors’ leaders claim that piling pressure on GP’s is leading to a recruitment and retention crisis, with demands for more doctors and cash. The ten minute appointment slot system is deemed unsuitable in current climates, with 340 million people booking appointments over the year, which is […]

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