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Patient access to records delayed until April Patient access to records delayed until April

New notes won’t be visible to patients until 2022 after the Government delayed changes, Pulse reports.

GPs vote for industrial action over face-to-face diktats GPs vote for industrial action over face-to-face diktats

Four in five GPs have voted against ‘name and shame’ tactics in an indicative ballot, The Guardian reports.

Review launched into impact of Covid on GPs Review launched into impact of Covid on GPs

The BMA has launched a review into lessons learnt from the pandemic to understand 'the impact on doctors and the NHS'.

BMA launches legal challenge against NHS pensions changes BMA launches legal challenge against NHS pensions changes

The BMA has taken the first steps towards a judicial review into the cost of age discrimination.

‘Exhausted, broken’: NASGP member’s account goes viral ‘Exhausted, broken’: NASGP member’s account goes viral

Dr Watson’s article revealed the toll of rising patient contacts since Covid-19.

Salaried GPs not required to disclose earnings, BMA says Salaried GPs not required to disclose earnings, BMA says

NHS England backtracks on >£150k name-and-shame list a day before deadline.

Patients will see GP notes on record from December 2021 Patients will see GP notes on record from December 2021

New GP notes on record will be visible to patients via the NHS App from December onwards.

Doctors overpaid ‘extremely complicated’ charges by £11m Doctors overpaid ‘extremely complicated’ charges by £11m

A group of doctors overpaid pensions tax to the tune of £11m, a financial advisory firm reports. 

GPs delivered 26% more face-to-face appointments in September GPs delivered 26% more face-to-face appointments in September

GPs gave more than 28m consultations in England during the month.

Locums held average rates at 2020 levels, new survey finds Locums held average rates at 2020 levels, new survey finds

Average hourly and daily rates remained static, poll of 441 GPs reveals.

GPs threaten industrial action over face-to-face pressure GPs threaten industrial action over face-to-face pressure

Should this ballot for industrial action go ahead, eligible BMA members will be able to use this opportunity to make their voices heard.

Fully-funded NASGP membership in new Herts-Essex partnership Fully-funded NASGP membership in new Herts-Essex partnership

GP locums have been offered a range of fully-funded services for the next two years, thanks to local support.

GPs spread thin across the UK, new analysis shows GPs spread thin across the UK, new analysis shows

At best, Liverpool CCG has one GP for every 1,614 people, but Fylde and Wyre CCG has 2,833 people for every GP.

NASGP warns that new funding won’t solve GP workforce crisis NASGP warns that new funding won’t solve GP workforce crisis

Dr Fieldhouse warned PoliticsHome that £250m access fund ignores workforce crisis.

GP locums now eligible for Covid-19 booster jabs GP locums now eligible for Covid-19 booster jabs

GP locums can now book a booster via an NHS service.

LocumDeck bookings up 300% more than this time last year LocumDeck bookings up 300% more than this time last year

67% more 'Instant' bookings in September than August, stats show.

GPs in Cornwall ‘overwhelmed’ by workforce issues, LMC warns GPs in Cornwall ‘overwhelmed’ by workforce issues, LMC warns

NASGP is already working with GPs in the West Country to enable GPs outside the area to support their practices remotely.

NASGP writes to PCSE for pensions clarity NASGP writes to PCSE for pensions clarity

GP locums are becoming increasingly frustrated by the new PCSE pensions portal, NASGP founders told PCSE in an email this week.

Remote locums needed for NASGP pilot Remote locums needed for NASGP pilot

'This remote service can support practices and patients in areas that have struggled to recruit or retain GPs,' Dr Fieldhouse said.

BMA holds urgent meeting with health secretary following PM’s ‘face-to-face’ comments BMA holds urgent meeting with health secretary following PM’s ‘face-to-face’ comments

Public outcry over GP-bashing in UK parliament and media has led Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA chair, to request an urgent meeting with the prime minister.

GP locums do not need special indemnity for remote work if covered by NHS, MPS advises GP locums do not need special indemnity for remote work if covered by NHS, MPS advises

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, a GP locum and NASGP chair, wrote: 'This is a welcome clarification from the MPS.'

Guidelines Live returns for in-person GP event this autumn Guidelines Live returns for in-person GP event this autumn

NASGP members get half-price registration.

LocumDeck hits 2,000-practice milestone as managers flock to independent locum platform LocumDeck hits 2,000-practice milestone as managers flock to independent locum platform

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.

GP locums in demand again as practices flock to LocumDeck for September rush GP locums in demand again as practices flock to LocumDeck for September rush

Early figures suggest LocumDeck bookings will double month on month in September 2021, compared with August.