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General practice in Wales faces collapse, GPC chair warns General practice in Wales faces collapse, GPC chair warns

Four in five Welsh GPs fear they will be unable to provide safe care because of workload.

GPs, consultants, SAS and junior docs may strike pre-election GPs, consultants, SAS and junior docs may strike pre-election

All four types of doctors could take industrial action in the run-up to the general election, BMA warned The Guardian.

New GP business education series launches this summer New GP business education series launches this summer

GPs can access an earlybird discount by using the code BBJUNE10.

Practices get easier access to remote GPs on LocumDeck Practices get easier access to remote GPs on LocumDeck

Hundreds of GP locums have already worked thousands of remote sessions through LocumDeck, all using their own laptops, and full access to the practices’ IT systems.

GPs asked to ‘take extras on top of agreed patients’ by NHS 111 GPs asked to ‘take extras on top of agreed patients’ by NHS 111

Wessex LMCs, which covers Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon, Wiltshire, Dorset, and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight where NASGP offers funded membership, said it had had reports of NHS 111 phoning practices to push additional patients or telephone referrals.

Some 3,2000 GPs hit by locum bank’s ‘potential data breach’ Some 3,2000 GPs hit by locum bank’s ‘potential data breach’

It is possible that some bank details may have been exposed via invoices, Pulse understands.

Sessional GPs and registrars report escalating patient abuse Sessional GPs and registrars report escalating patient abuse

GP locum reports leaving a practice after three experiences.

GP’s apology is not an admission of guilt, GMC confirms GP’s apology is not an admission of guilt, GMC confirms

Regulator forced to clarify position after 2019 locum case.

Majority of sessional GPs plan to work five years or more Majority of sessional GPs plan to work five years or more

Some 58% of 91 GPs surveyed said they were committed to stay for five years or more.

Free sessional GP accountant Q&A scheduled for July Free sessional GP accountant Q&A scheduled for July

Terry Bentley-Darby will take questions.

‘Partnership gap’ down to sexism, BJGP study finds ‘Partnership gap’ down to sexism, BJGP study finds

BJGP research finds ‘longstanding’ gender bias.

GP partnership near ‘end of life’, Labour leader says GP partnership near ‘end of life’, Labour leader says

Starmer calls for salaried GP coverage across England.

Higher GP pension tiers outstripped by cost of living Higher GP pension tiers outstripped by cost of living

Proposed increases bite amid cost of living crisis.

Fear of investigation affects GP mental health, survey finds Fear of investigation affects GP mental health, survey finds

New MPS survey reveals lack of faith in recruitment and training.

GPs to protest SAS doctors proposal at LMCs’ conference GPs to protest SAS doctors proposal at LMCs’ conference

Plus: sessional GPs call for funding to ensure BMA stays representative.

Practices to get £13,500 GP locum funding under new scheme Practices to get £13,500 GP locum funding under new scheme

Practices will be funded for ‘transition cover’ as part of a new plan.

Record-breaking April LocumDeck stats reveal pressure on GPs Record-breaking April LocumDeck stats reveal pressure on GPs

March 2023 is the busiest month to date on LocumDeck, beating record highs already seen for January.

New free oesophageal cancer event launched for GPs in June New free oesophageal cancer event launched for GPs in June

GPs can learn more about oesophageal cancer at a free NASGP event next month.

BMA will not ballot GPs on industrial action yet BMA will not ballot GPs on industrial action yet

Some 58% vote to see how next negotiations turn out.

One week left on NASGP’s 2023 sessional GP survey One week left on NASGP’s 2023 sessional GP survey

Sessional GPs urged to weigh in on five-point questionnaire.

GPs face challenges as HRT pre-payment certificates launched GPs face challenges as HRT pre-payment certificates launched

GPs may struggle without the prescription processes to support it.

NASGP launches 2023 survey for GP locums NASGP launches 2023 survey for GP locums

Sessional GPs asked to report on pressures and career goals.

Practices can now book remote sessions on LocumDeck Practices can now book remote sessions on LocumDeck

Practices don’t pay a booking fee when using LocumDeck, just the locum’s fee.

GPs offered £200/hour to cover for junior doctors’ strikes GPs offered £200/hour to cover for junior doctors’ strikes

Record bookings on LocumDeck during industrial action.