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13th June 2022

Healthwatch Stockport 'While you wait' survey open

Healthwatch has launched a national campaign to understand peoples experiences whilst they wait for treatment following the Covid Pandemic. They understand many people have had  their operations, treatment and appointments cancelled or delayed, in fact the latest data shows that the number of people waiting for routine operations and procedures in England is at its highest level since 2007 – currently at 5.45 million.


The LMC finds there is a misconception amongst many that their GP Practice is either responsible for the delay, or have the ability to reduce their wait. As GP practices are one of the few familiar faces for patients, they often encounter the understandable  frustration  patients have when waiting for an appointment or surgery from what is often a 'faceless' organisation. 



1st June 2022


As people will know there have been a number of cases of Monkeypox identified in the Northwest. 

Click here for the advice currently available on NHSE website  


24th May 2022

Navigating the GP sponsorship process webinar

The BMA has partnered with legal firm Magrath Sheldrick, who oversee our immigration advice service, to develop a webinar on navigating the GP sponsorship process. The webinar is aimed at GP employers and offers practical tips on how to navigate the current sponsorship process to recruit non-UK nationals and addresses frequently asked questions on the process itself.

23rd May 2022

Medical exemption service

As of 12 May 2022 the domestic NHS COVID Pass is no longer available, and the medical exemptions service (119) will no longer accepts new applications from people who want to use the domestic NHS COVID Pass to prove they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.

23rd May 2022

Improvements to benefit eligibility at the end of life

On Monday 4 April 2022, eligibility for the Special Rules changed. This means that individuals can make a fast-tracked claim to two working age benefits if they have an estimated 12 months or less to live. 

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