GPs condemn ‘abuse’ over in-person care as Javid fails to address conference

G Ps have reacted with fury to Government plans to name and shame them over access to care, as the Health Secretary failed to address the profession at its annual conference. The head of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) described the attack on medics from some politicians and sections of the media as “abuse” … Read more

GPs ‘named and shamed’ if they fail to see patients face to face

But Dr John Hughes, chairman of grassroots campaign group GP Survival, said: “There’s never any money without major strings attached”, calling the plan to publish GP surgery level data “inappropriate” and saying it could “name and shame practices”. Steve Brine, a former Tory health minister,  welcomed the push for greater transparency, as a “good thing” … Read more

Scrap social distancing and see more patients, GPs will be told

GPs will be told to scrap the two-metre social distancing rule in surgeries to allow them to see more patients. The Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, is expected to announce a package of measures in the coming days to cut NHS bureaucracy and free up family doctors’ time to carry out more face-to-face appointments. Part of … Read more