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7TH FEBRUARY 2024

Cambridge Independent: We need action now to improve access to GPs in our community
"I stand with the Rebuild General Practice campaign and call on Minister for Health, Andrea Leadsom, and Cambridgeshire Conservative MPs to push for fairer funding in the new GP contract 2024/25. Lib Dem research exposes funding slashed for GPs since 2019."

23RD JANUARY 2024

GP Online: Labour plans 'Red Tape challenge' to cut GP bureaucracy
The Labour Party has promised a 'Red Tape challenge' to strip away unnecessary bureaucracy and targets that pile extra work on GPs and limit their time with patients.

23RD JANUARY 2024

Pulse Today: Labour will remove GP bureaucracy in return for continuity of care
Labour has pledged to remove ‘burdensome’ bureaucracy that is ‘grinding GPs down’, in return for continuity of care.

4TH DECEMBER 2023

Pulse Today: GPs to see automatic records updates from pharmacists, spec confirms
GP Connect is to add a functionality for pharmacists to automatically update medical records, without additional action from the patient’s GP.

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

The Telegraph: Watchdog calls for family doctors after eight GPs miss patient’s fatal cancer
Man, 67, was told he would be ‘fined for wasting time’ when undiagnosed tumour sent him to A&E in search of treatment

26TH NOVEMBER 2023

Lancashire Post: Lancashire doctor calls for 'honest conversation' with patients about what GPs can do
A senior Lancashire doctor says that general practice has been "eroded" to the point that it can now offer patients only what they need - and not necessarily what they want.

12TH NOVEMBER 2023

Daily Express: Older patients increasingly face digital barriers in struggle to see GP face-to-face
Eight in ten Silver Voices members polled said they or a family member had experienced difficulty trying to book a face-to-face appointment.

12TH NOVEMBER 2023

The Times: Older people pay to see private GPs amid worsening NHS shortage
A lack of face-to-face appointments is also forcing over-sixties to seek care at A&E, according to the campaign group Silver Voices.

10TH NOVEMBER 2023

MailOnline: 3 million Brits couldn't get through to their GP practice last month, survey suggests
One in 10 didn't manage to make contact with their practice when they last tried. Figure equates to around 2.8million people each month, according to the ONS

9TH NOVEMBER 2023

Pulse Today: GPs are ready to work with politicians to Rebuild General Practice
Rebuild General Practice supporter Dr Euan Strachan-Orr reflects on his time at the recent party conferences and calls on politicians to work with GPs to rebuild general practice for good.

26th October 2023

GP Online: Latest workforce data 'must be wake-up call' to rebuild GP services
General practice has lost more than 250 GPs in the past year - but delivered 18% more appointments this September than in the same month in 2019, official data show.

27TH SEPTEMBER 2023

The Telegraph: Most patients want to be able to see same GP on each surgery visit
Thousands of stressed GPs say their patients are being failed as an "unsustainable" workload leaves medics at breaking point.

27TH SEPTEMBER 2023

The Independent: Invest in ‘proper plan’ for GPs, campaigners say
A survey has found the majority of Britons want to see the same GP every time they visit their local surgery.

27TH SEPTEMBER 2023

GP Online: Patients back continuity of care and more GP funding, poll shows
Most patients believe continuity of care is important and that general practice should be among top NHS funding priorities, a poll reveals.

27TH SEPTEMBER 2023

Pulse Today: More than half of patients want to see the same GP at every appointment
A new survey of over 4,000 people in the UK has found the majority want to see the same GP every time they attend an appointment.

Other news

Daily Express: Patients will suffer' GPs in UK can't cope with workload pressures
Thousands of stressed GPs say their patients are being failed as an "unsustainable" workload leaves medics at breaking point.

Daily Mail: Where HAVE our family doctors gone?
Shock figures show just one GP for every 2,200 patients.

PRESS RELEASE: New poll finds, 1 in 4 GPs know a colleague who has taken their own life
– as they warn of a dangerous shortage of family doctors in Britain
Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, GPs come together in an emotive new video asking for support to
boost the workforce. Rebuild General Practice is calling for Government to deliver on what it has previously
promised: 6000 new doctors.

The Times: Jeremy Hunt joins BMA call to stem ‘bleed’ of NHS doctors:
Former health secretary voices concern over ‘Uberisation’ of GP services

Independent: Former health secretary voices concern over ‘Uberisation’ of GP services

Financial Times: GPs warn about patient safety as they tackle care backlog

The Guardian: Over 80% of UK GPs think patients are at risk in their surgery, survey finds

Daily Mail: Warning over patient safety as poll shows 87% of GPs say they are too snowed under with work

PRESS RELEASE: GPs LAUNCH CAMPAIGN AS PATIENT SAFETY AT RISK
Campaign - Rebuild General Practice - launches as a new poll shows nearly 9 in 10 GPs fear for patient safety. 
GP shortages and too little time for appointments were cited as the main factors putting patients at risk. 
Jeremy Hunt MP joins forces with BMA and GPDF to call for a GP workforce plan to Rebuild General Practice.

Polling: Rebuild General Practice