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BMA – Learn more about GP contract changes

BMA – Learn more about GP contract changes

I wrote to you last week with details of our negotiated agreement for GP contract changes from April 2017.

I’m pleased that we have received positive feedback from many of you regarding these changes, which should relieve GPs and practice staff of bureaucratic work and provide more resources.

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BMA – Empowering patients to help themselves and us

BMA – Empowering patients to help themselves and us

This week – 14 to 20 November – is Self Care Week, which the BMA is very pleased to support.

Self-care is an obvious win-win for patients, GPs and the wider NHS. It empowers patients to take control of their own health and helps them to make informed decisions about which healthcare services they should access and when.

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BMA – The damaging double whammy of over-regulation and underfunding

BMA – The damaging double whammy of over-regulation and underfunding

The GMC published its annual report on the state of medical education and practice in the UK last week in which it spoke about a ‘state of unease in the medical profession’, highlighting:

•A growing pressure on doctors
•A ‘dangerous level of alienation’ felt by doctors in training
•The impact struggling healthcare services are having on doctors’ education and training

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