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15th May 2023

BMA Wellbeing resources

As we continue to face overwhelming pressures in general practice, the BMA encourage practices to focus on their own team’s wellbeing and take some time to meet to reflect on their wellbeing and what they can do to protect it. This will meet the requirements of the QOF targets in the GP contract to do your quality improvement project on staff wellbeing.

The BMA have produced a document for practices which includes some tangible recommendations and tools for managing workload and reflecting on wellbeing.

11th May 2023

GP workload and safe working

BMA guidance released

The contractual changes imposed by NHS England do nothing to recognise the pressures that GPs areunder and the BMA encourage practices to continue to use their safe working guidance to enable them to prioritise safe patient care, within the present bounds of the GMS contract.

28th April 2023

New CQC inspection toolkit now available

Skills for Care has released a new edition of their GO Online toolkit.

27th April 2023

New GP access regulations

On 15 May, the new access regulations come into force for GMS and PMS contract-holders. These changes were imposed after GPC England roundly rejected NHSE’s proposals for the 2023/24 year.

The BMA firmly believe access regulations are fundamentally misconceived. It is not possible to meaningfully increasepatient access without dealing with the issue throttling the access in the first place – workload and capacity in general practice. During contract negotiations they made clear our concern with this  approach to dealing with systemic problems, and forcefully bargained for real solutions.

Their proposals were rejected, and the Government has elected to push forward with these changes.

The BMA  have developed guidance for practices to help them navigate this. 

26th April 2023

NICE News for Health and Social Care - April 23

Latest guidance and advice from NICE.

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