Tag Archives: General Practitioners

Half of GPs want to fine patients who don’t attend appointments

Pulse today blog post, by Julia Gregory, 9 Nov 2017: Half of GPs want to fine patients who don’t attend appointments Just over half of GPs think patients should be fined if they don’t turn up to appointments, a Pulse survey … Continue reading

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GPs in Wales struggling to work 5 days a week & ‘stay sane’

Wales online article by Mark Smith, 28 April 2016: GPs in Wales are struggling to work five days a week and ‘stay sane’, says top doctor Dr Rebecca Payne, chair RCGP Wales, says GPs are having to reduce their hours … Continue reading

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More than 90% of GPs think 10-minute consultations are inadequate

Nine out of ten GPs think the ten-minute consultation standard is inadequate for patient care, the BMA’s biggest ever survey of the profession has found. The BMA’s survey of nearly 16,000 grassroots GPs also found that two-thirds of GPs think … Continue reading

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Welsh GP numbers fell over past year

Welsh GP numbers fell over past year, by Sofia Lind [article in Pulse, 31 March 2015] GP numbers in Wales have declined by 1% in the past year, official Government statistics have revealed. The statistics showed that there was 2,006 … Continue reading

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More than a third of GPs in Wales considering leaving job

More than a third of GPs in Wales are considering leaving the job in the next five years, a new polls reveals, by Mark Smith [article on Wales online, 15 April 2015] The BMA says GPs are overworked and ‘intensely … Continue reading

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