NHS caves in to mass GP protest

A Scottish health board has ditched plans to remove health visitors from practices, after months of protests from GPs.

Dr Georgina Brown, of Glasgow LMC, said the board backed down thanks to 'political pressure and mass GP action'.

NHS Glasgow and Clyde had planned to move health visitors into social work teams. But the move brought thousands of complaints.

RCGP Scotland warned that the scheme would undermine child protection and the detection of post-natal depression.

NHS Glasgow has now scrapped the scheme, and is consulting on alternatives.

The LMC still intends to present a petition to the Scottish parliament this week.

Dr Brown said that the LMC had 'no intention of giving up the fight until we have reassurances in black and white'.

jonn.elledge@haymarket.com

Comment below and tell us what you think

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

Most children could be removed from shielded patient list, deputy CMO suggests

Most children could be removed from shielded patient list, deputy CMO suggests

Most children could be removed from the shielded patient list in a future wave of...

GPs can provide some care for shielded patients in clinical settings, NHS England confirms

GPs can provide some care for shielded patients in clinical settings, NHS England confirms

GPs can provide care to shielded patients in 'infection-controlled clinical settings'...

How digital assistants can help patients manage their health and wellbeing

How digital assistants can help patients manage their health and wellbeing

A project in Staffordshire has shown how practices can make use of digital technology...

Coronavirus: Key guidance GPs need to know about COVID-19

Coronavirus: Key guidance GPs need to know about COVID-19

GPonline provides an overview of the key guidance relating to coronavirus, including...

Fair death-in-service deal for locums vital before second COVID-19 wave, warns BMA

Fair death-in-service deal for locums vital before second COVID-19 wave, warns BMA

The government must do ‘the right thing’ and secure adequate death-in-service benefits...

GP workload fears over antibody testing rollout for 'no clinical benefit'

GP workload fears over antibody testing rollout for 'no clinical benefit'

GP practices are being contacted by patients asking for antibody tests as the government...