Labour, GP shortages, cuts, blamed for NHS privatisation

Nick Clegg has told MPs in angry exchanges in the House of Commons that the only privatisation of an NHS hospital has come under Labour. He was speaking about Hinchingbrooke in Cambridgeshire while pointing at the shadow health secretary Andy Burnham. He had been sparring with Harriet Harman at PMQs who claimed the deputy prime minister […]

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UK has less doctors than nearly every EU country

According to a report by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Britain has fewer doctors per head than almost every other European country with only Poland, Romania, Ireland and Slovenia being worse. Senior doctors have described the shortages in Britain as life threatening and as leaving the NHS under ‘incredible pressure’. The report […]

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Dispute over funding boost for GPs

NHS England claims an increase in GMS funding could worsen problems with GP recruitment for practices, as it would lead to ‘inequality’ in pay between salaried GPs and partners. NHS England stated that any  increase in overall funding for GMS contract relies on the practice to pass funding on to salaried GPs. However the GPC […]

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