Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said 200 GPs a year would be offered the deal.Read the full story ›
Doctors have rejected a demand to open GP surgeries seven days a week and accused Theresa May of using them as "scapegoats."Read the full story ›
GP surgeries should be placed in A&E departments to see patients who turn up to hospital inappropriately, according to a poll of doctors.Read the full story ›
A seven-day doctor service is "unrealistic" and could damage the quality of care patients receive on weekdays, Britain's top GP has said.Read the full story ›
Royal College of GPs warns extended waiting times during the traditionally busy winter period could put some patients at 'serious risk'.Read the full story ›
A family planning charity says the contraceptive pill should be accessible on shelves without "unnecessary and embarrassing" consultations.Read the full story ›
The British Medical Association also called for doctors to have no more than 25 consultations a day to reduce the burden placed on them.Read the full story ›
Patients could be removed from GP surgery lists after five years of no doctor contact, under new cost-cutting NHS proposals.Read the full story ›
The five-year spending plan, announced by NHS England, is aimed at putting general practice "back on its feet".Read the full story ›
A survey questioned 15,560 GPs, with almost three in 10 (28%) who are currently working full-time saying they are thinking about moving to part-time hours and 7% considering quitting medicine altogether. About a third (34%) said they are considering retiring from general practice in the next five years.
More than two-thirds (68%) said that while manageable, they experience a significant amount of work-related stress, but one in six (16%) feel their stress is significant and unmanageable. Nearly four in 10 (37%) said they feel that their current workload is too much to cope with, while more than half (53%) said it is generally manageable but too heavy at times. When asked to rank the top factors that most negatively impact on their personal commitment to their roles, nearly three-quarters (71%) cited an excessive workload, more than half (54%) said unresourced work being moved into general practice and 43% said not enough time with their patients.