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NASGP ‘disheartened’ by Primary Care Medical Chambers locum rates.
Four in five GP partners say their practice has struggled to find a locum in the last six months, a new GPOnline poll reports.
GPs would not ‘have to become a locum’ if it were easier for them to work part-time, the former health secretary said.
Solutions like NASGP's Remote Digital Chambers are much-needed for GP job vacancies at rural and remote practices.
9am-5pm on Saturdays and 6.30pm-8pm on weekday evenings will soon be a reality.
Latest national survey predicts major change.
Local GPs eligible for two years' fully-funded membership as part of CCG partnership.
Dr Fieldhouse said: 'This paper raises many questions, and insightful feedback from our members shows that more research needs to be done.'
GPs and commissioners have been urged to submit last-minute proposals to access these funds.
Dr Richard Fieldhouse, chair of NASGP, said: 'As the BMA quite rightly warns, these banks must not strip GPs of the security and autonomy that are so essential to the workforce.'
NASGP acted on feedback from locums about the high volume of requests for sessions that NASGP members face at the moment.
Speaking to Emma Bower for GP Online, Dr Richard Fieldhouse said flexible pools were in principle ‘a fantastic idea’, but warned that colleagues would not give up the flexibility of locuming to operate in a new model.
GPs working in practices in England should show compliance with the NHS’s new vaccine mandate, NASGP has advised members.
January 2022 figures are now on track to beat November’s.
GP locums have the option to book with both Emis and SystmOne practices, will be given direct access to patient records, and will consult using eConsult.
GPs should prioritise the Covid booster campaign Sajid Javid said last week, The Guardian reports – appearing to have dropped his insistence on face-to-face appointments.
Dr Watson’s article revealed the toll of rising patient contacts since Covid-19.
GPs gave more than 28m consultations in England during the month.
Should this ballot for industrial action go ahead, eligible BMA members will be able to use this opportunity to make their voices heard.
At best, Liverpool CCG has one GP for every 1,614 people, but Fylde and Wyre CCG has 2,833 people for every GP.
Dr Fieldhouse warned PoliticsHome that £250m access fund ignores workforce crisis.
NASGP is already working with GPs in the West Country to enable GPs outside the area to support their practices remotely.
GP locums are becoming increasingly frustrated by the new PCSE pensions portal, NASGP founders told PCSE in an email this week.
GP locums can now work with over 2,000 GP practices in the UK on LocumDeck after the independent booking system saw its total reach new heights last week.
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