Latest updates from your local medical community
The latest GP workforce data has been published showing that the number of fully qualified GPs continue to decline and in August 2023, the NHS in England had the equivalent of 27,246 fully qualified full-time GPs, 2,118 fewer than in September 2015.
The 31 October 2023 is the date by which practices must have provided their patients with the facility to access their prospective GP record online.
Guidance and advice published in October 2023.
Further to the DHSC announcement some weeks back that all salaried general practice staff would receive a 6% uplift to their pay, back dated to April this year, GPCE and the Sessional GPs Committee recognise this is a matter that has the potential to create challenges between partners and salaried GPs. The BMA values both groups of colleagues and GPCE and the Sessional GPs Committee are working jointly to try and ensure collaborative communications to the profession as negotiations around this issue are completed, which is likely by the end of September
GPC England continues to support patients taking a proactive role in the management of their own health. This could be facilitated through access to a patient’s own electronic health records.
Following the imposition of the 2023/24 GMS contract, the Accelerated Access to Records Programme is currently scheduled to go live for all patients on 1 November 2023. From that date, patients in England will be given prospective access to information entered into their GP record.
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