GPs agree new contracts

The Government and GPs have agreed a new contract. Among the changes are that over-75s will be assigned an accountable GP to ensure they receive co-ordinated care. The Health Secretary has also revealed proposals for GPs' salaries to be made public

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GPs 'want to spend more time with their patients'

Dr Richard Vautrey from the British Medical Association Credit: ITV News

Dr Richard Vautrey from the British Medical Association has said a new agreement for every person aged 75 and over to have named GPs will allow them to "focus" on their needs.

"GPs want to spend less time ticking boxes on their computer and more time with their patients.

"What we've agreed with the Government is to remove some of the targets that were set by them just a few months ago and instead spend more time particularly focusing on the needs of of the elderly and our most vulnerable patients."

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