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Health secretary: Labour ‘committed to reversing’ GP funding cuts Health secretary: Labour ‘committed to reversing’ GP funding cuts

Streeting added that improving continuity was another priority for the new Government.

Over 500k taxpayers caught by 60% tax trap Over 500k taxpayers caught by 60% tax trap

More than half a million UK taxpayers – nearly a quarter more than last year – are now paying 60% tax due to frozen thresholds.

Incoming Labour government to ‘reform primary care appointments’ Incoming Labour government to ‘reform primary care appointments’

Other commitments include: training ‘thousands’ more GPs, a ‘guarantee’ for face-to-face and incentivising a named-GP-style scheme.

GPs to submit questions for September locum accountancy event GPs to submit questions for September locum accountancy event

GPs can ask questions and get advice from specialist medical accountant Tori Ferguson at NASGP’s free webinar in September.

BMA launches legal action against GMC over physician associates BMA launches legal action against GMC over physician associates

Members also vote over whether GPs could withdraw fees.

Last chance to sign up for NASGP’s July menopause and HRT webinar Last chance to sign up for NASGP’s July menopause and HRT webinar

Dr Elphinstone will deliver a webinar on the subject of menopause and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in general practice.

Long-term GP vacancies still running at 22 per cent, new survey finds Long-term GP vacancies still running at 22 per cent, new survey finds

Yet six in 10 GPs found it ‘moderately difficult’ or ‘very difficult’ to find an appropriate vacancy to apply for in the past year.

Stop hiring physician associates, Royal College advises GPs Stop hiring physician associates, Royal College advises GPs

The College has also advised GPs to triage every patient a PA sees.

GPs publish new sessional guidance on supervising physician associates GPs publish new sessional guidance on supervising physician associates

Supervision of PAs must be ‘expressly and mutually agreed’, the sessional GP subcommittee wrote.

GP locum in Wiltshire heckles Rishi Sunak over ‘disintegrating’ NHS GP locum in Wiltshire heckles Rishi Sunak over ‘disintegrating’ NHS

Dr Jane Lees-Millais warned the PM that the NHS is ‘disintegrating’.

Menopause and HRT expert Dr Eloise Elphinstone to give NASGP’s July talk Menopause and HRT expert Dr Eloise Elphinstone to give NASGP’s July talk

Dr Eloise Elphinstone will deliver NASGP’s webinar on Thursday 4 July at 1pm.

GPs see year on year growth on LocumDeck amid scarcity concerns GPs see year on year growth on LocumDeck amid scarcity concerns

GPs working in NASGP’s seven regional ICB partnerships have worked 15% more sessions year on year, according to original LocumDeck data. 

Three days left to sign up for free obesity in general practice talk Three days left to sign up for free obesity in general practice talk

Dr Varun Anand, former Chair of the RCGP Nutrition and Lifestyle Special Interest Group, will deliver our monthly clinical webinar.

GPs to track admin workload with new free BMA tool, ‘GP Diary’ GPs to track admin workload with new free BMA tool, ‘GP Diary’

BMA members can add contracted hours and sessions, log workload and create reports to push back on admin and clinical overload ahead of industrial action.

GP partners to vote next month on ‘collective action’ from 1 August GP partners to vote next month on ‘collective action’ from 1 August

The June ballot will decide whether or not GPs take action against the contract imposition from Thursday 1 August 2024.

Obesity in general practice event launched for members next month Obesity in general practice event launched for members next month

Dr Varun Anand will deliver a talk on obesity, including its impact on risk of liver disease, for NASGP members at next month’s clinical webinar.

Over 900 FTE GPs left the profession following 2019 GP contract Over 900 FTE GPs left the profession following 2019 GP contract

General practice lost 2,900 partners as GP workforce shrank during five-year contract.

GPs will vote to block physician associates from ‘anything but admin’ GPs will vote to block physician associates from ‘anything but admin’

Second day of conference opens with a motion that “condemns the use of PAs in GP for anything other than administrative or simple procedural duties”.

Higher-earning GPs without extra income can skip tax returns: HMRC Higher-earning GPs without extra income can skip tax returns: HMRC

Salaried GPs earning higher sums through PAYE will no longer need to file a self-assessment tax return for 2023/24, providing they have no other income.

Seven ‘new ways of working in GP’ pilots launched across England Seven ‘new ways of working in GP’ pilots launched across England

GPs will face ‘more flexible staffing models’ at ICBs according to a newly-launched pilot across seven areas, a new letter from NHSE announced.

‘Salaried GP’ vacancy appears at practice that made GPs redundant ‘Salaried GP’ vacancy appears at practice that made GPs redundant

The practice was running 20 sessions a week above budget, according to minutes from a meeting in December.

First GP event launched over 2024 industrial action First GP event launched over 2024 industrial action

Londonwide LMCs will host the GPC England roadshow in June, the first date announced since GPs voted overwhelmingly against the GP contract imposition.

‘Faster brain tumour diagnosis in GP’ scheduled for May NASGP webinar ‘Faster brain tumour diagnosis in GP’ scheduled for May NASGP webinar

An expert on primary care diagnostics for brain tumours will present NASGP’s May 2024 webinar, “Faster, better diagnosis of brain tumours for GPs”.  

NASGP joins free GP events in Leeds, Birmingham and Newcastle NASGP joins free GP events in Leeds, Birmingham and Newcastle

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, NASGP chair, will attend Pulse Live events in Leeds, Birmingham and Newcastle this spring and summer.