This week the team looks at the government and NHS England’s joint recovery plan for access to primary care, as well as changes to the GP contract around patient access that come into effect next week. They discuss what this all means for practices and patients and whether it will actually make a difference.
They also discuss whether the BMA is likely to ballot GPs on taking industrial action following this year’s contract imposition - and what GPs on the ground think about this.
Finally our good news story is about patient campaigns to save local GP surgeries.
This episode was presented by GPonline’s editor Emma Bower, news editor Nick Bostock and senior reporter Eleanor Philpotts. It was produced by Czarina Deen.
- GP access recovery plan - key points
- Four-month visa extension for newly-qualified IMG GPs as training places to expand
- Primary care role for SAS doctors 'not viable', BMA paper warns
- Access overhaul will swamp practices and trap patients in loop with 111, GPs fear
- GP leaders in contract talks with government after industrial action vote
- LMCs debate salaried GP workload cap and debt cancellation for trainees
- Patients across the UK are campaigning to save local GP services