Working in general practice 'like being pelted with rocks', MPs told
Intense pressure on general practice has triggered soaring levels of burnout and stress in the current workforce and is also putting medical students off joining the profession, a senior GP has told MPs. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 2, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

General practice contract arrangements in 2022/23
This letter sets out the GP contract arrangements for 2022/23 including changes to the core GP contract and the network contract directed enhanced service (DES). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 2, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Integrated care boards could drive GP contract overhaul from 2024
Integrated care systems (ICSs) could drive a GP contract overhaul from 2024 under NHS plans to ask them how the deal can best support quality, accessible general practice working 'at the heart of ICSs'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 1, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

GPs most cost-effective and popular part of COVID-19 jab programme, says NAO
General practice delivered a far greater share of COVID-19 jabs than anticipated in the pandemic vaccination campaign - and at lower cost than other delivery models, according to an NAO report that hails the profession's response to an unprecedented challenge. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 25, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Flagship general practice recruitment scheme ‘at risk of failure’, report finds
PCNs will fail to reduce pressure on general practice and deliver on the NHS long-term plan unless GPs are given greater support to integrate ARRS staff into surgeries, a King ’s Fund report has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 24, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

Leadership development programme for pharmacists
With pharmacists and community pharmacy offering a wider range of services to local populations the need for them to work in partnership with general practices and primary care networks (PCNs) is essential. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 23, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PCNs not expected to head COVID vaccine campaign for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds
GP teams will not be expected to head the COVID-19 vaccination campaign for healthy 5- to-11-year-olds due to ‘ongoing workload’ facing general practice, NHS England has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 21, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Multi-billion pound PCN recruitment scheme fails to meet halfway target
Less than half of the 26,000 new staff promised to general practice by 2023/24 have been recruited at the halfway stage of a multi-billion pound government scheme, GPonline analysis suggests. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 17, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

'It's going to break the fabric of general practice': GP fears over 'nationalisation'
Poorer patient care and a huge dip in working hours are just two consequences facing the government should it decide to nationalise general practice, GPs warn (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 16, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Conflict in partnerships and PCNs: getting positive outcomes
This two-hour virtual workshop, delivered by a practicing GP and qualified mediator, focuses on the different types of conflict that are encountered in general practice partnerships and primary care networks (PCNs). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 16, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Podcast: Professor Dame Clare Gerada
Talking General Practice speaks to RCGP president and medical director of NHS Practitioner Health Professor Dame Clare Gerada. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 14, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

The potential of general practice to support young people who self-harm: a narrative review - Mughal F, Dikomitis L, Babatunde OO, Chew-Graham CA.
BACKGROUND: Self-harm in young people is a growing public health concern. Young people commonly present to their GP for help with self-harm, and thus general practice may be a key setting to support young people who have self-harmed. AIM: To examin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

General practice in England has lost 1,500 doctors in five years
The GP workforce in England has dropped by almost 1,500 in the past five years, leaving the average doctor caring for 11% more patients, official data show. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 10, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

Integration white paper raises questions on GP funding as NHS reforms accelerate
A government white paper has set out plans to go 'further and faster' on NHS and social care integration and for an expansion of pooled budgets - raising questions over funding of general practice. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 9, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Conflict in partnerships and PCNs: getting positive outcomes
This two-hour virtual workshop, delivered by a practicing GP and qualified mediator, focuses on the different types of conflict that are encountered in general practice partnerships and primary care networks (PCNs). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 9, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news