GPs demand this summer 'matched pre-pandemic winter'
General practice needs urgent support to cope with spiralling demand after appointments this August matched levels normally seen in winter before the COVID-19 pandemic, GP leaders have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workload Source Type: news

Implementation of covid-19 vaccination in the United Kingdom, BMJ
BMJ Analysis highlights decisions about implementing vaccination programmes in UK must be robust, clear, and open to public and professional scrutiny, and calls for a sustainable infrastructure for vaccine delivery that integrates with general practices and pharmacies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhanced access resources
An updated communications guide and resource pack is now available to support PCNs, general practices and commissioners to signpost patients to evening and weekend appointments under the new enhanced access contractual arrangements. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 30, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government must take 'urgent action' on GP retention, says RCGP
GPs are being driven out of the profession by high levels of stress and burnout, pension rules, family and caring responsibilities and workforce shortages, with 42% likely to leave general practice in the next five years, a new report by the RCGP has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 29, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GP workload far beyond pre-pandemic level as winter pressure looms
General practice delivered 26.5m appointments this August - 13.3% above the level seen in the same month in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic, analysis of official data shows. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 29, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workload Source Type: news

GPs account for small fraction of NHS claims in first year of state-backed indemnity
Just 3.4% of NHS clinical negligence claims related to general practice in 2019/20 despite nine in 10 clinical contacts taking place in primary care, a report on the first year of state indemnity for GPs shows. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 28, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Indemnity Source Type: news

Workforce data – reminder to PCNs and practices
NHS Digital extract the latest general practice and primary care network (PCN) workforce data from the national workforce reporting service (NWRS) at the end of each month. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS sets out priorities for extra GP funding this winter
Integrated care boards could target extra funding for general practice at phone systems, other IT tools and premises this winter under a list of priorities to boost practice resilience set out by NHS England. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 27, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP funding Source Type: news

PCN contract overhaul defers two-week appointment target until April 2023
NHS England has announced changes to the network contract DES, including deferring until April 2023 a PCN target to provide appointments to patients within two weeks, to help free up capacity in general practice this winter. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 27, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Supporting primary care through winter
In this letter Dr Amanda Doyle, national director, primary care and community services sets out the actions NHS England has taken to support general practice, primary care networks and their teams through winter and beyond. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 27, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Resolution report sets out new claims baseline to support future improvements in general practice care
NHS Resolution has published a comprehensive review of the first year of the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP), the indemnity scheme managed by NHS Resolution covering the NHS work of general practice in England for incidents occurring after 1 April 2019. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Creating a highly usable and accessible GP website for patients
A guide for practice managers, primary care networks, integrated care systems, GP federations and anyone who is looking for guidance for improving general practice websites. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What does the government's 'plan for patients' mean for general practice?
Health and social care secretary Therese Coffey has unveiled the government's new plan for the NHS. GPonline rounds up what it all means for GPs. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 23, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Government to fix NHS pensions 'inflation disconnect' to boost GP retention
GPs could be spared huge pension tax bills after the government promised to 'fix the unintended impacts of inflation' on NHS pensions to boost retention of the general practice workforce. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 22, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pensions Source Type: news

General practice has worked tirelessly to improve access to appointments - but more support needed
Ruth Rankine responds to the Secretary of State's plan for patients which builds on the NHS winter plan. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 22, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news