Poll results on CCGs, telehealth, GP workload and pensions

See the results of the last week's polls on GPonline.com

Monday 5 December

The Patients Association recommended that patient representatives on clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) should be paid for their time.


Read the story here: Exclusive: Call for patient representatives on CCGs to be paid

 

Tuesday 6 December

Using telehealth devices in the home can halve mortality rates, according to early findings of a DoH trial.

 

Read the story here: Telehealth halves deaths, largest trial yet shows

 

Wednesday 7 December

GP practices could be expected to take on up to 25% more work by 2014/15.

 

Read the story here: PCTs plan 25% more work for GPs by 2014/15

 

Thursday 8 December

GPC leaders warn that the UK-wide GP contract is heading for collapse in three to five years.

 

Read the story here: GPC warns UK-wide GP contract is heading for collapse

 

Friday 9 December

A further increase to doctors' and medical students' pension contributions will 'intensify the anger' they are already feeling over pension reforms, the BMA has warned.

 

Read the story here: BMA warns pension anger will intensify after increased GP contribution offer

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