Error in the email sent this morning
Date sent: Tuesday 12 March 2019
Really sorry in the email I sent to you this morning part of a sentence was deleted in error and therefore the paragraph did not make sense, below is the corrected paragraphs
In a recent BMJ Open article, researchers from the University of Warwick reported the results of a survey of 929 GPs in Wessex (the LMC was not involved in this survey) which showed that over the next five years 40% of the respondents wanted to leave the profession within the next 5 years - and increase of nearly a third since 2014. This has been widely reported in the media and clearly is a cause for concern. These results were not unexpected and reflected the findings of the GP Partnership review and supports the need to address the reasons for this.
The Government and NHS England have demonstrated their commitment to support and invest in general practice, through the GP Partnership Review, the Primary Care commitments in the Long Term Plan and the significant investment in the GP Contract changes. The GP Partnership Review and recommendations were only published 8 weeks ago and the Government and NHS England have not yet formally responded to the Review but already about 50% of the recommendations are in the process of being implemented via the GP Contract and the Long Term Plan.
Following our recent Roadshows I have had a number of GPs and Practice Managers contact me to say how, for the first time in many years they feel much more positive about the future . We need to build on this and ensure the opportunities are created make a real difference and it is important that commissioners deliver what is promised and more - the NHS is good at hitting the target and missing the point!
Medicine Shortages: A Briefing for GPs and Pharmacists
Please see attached document produced by the LMC and Wessex LPCs.
Dr Nigel Watson
Churchill House, 122-124 Hursley Rd
Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh
Hants. SO53 1JB (Registered Office)
Attached file: LPC document AP 28 02_.docx