Posts Tagged ‘GPC Wales’

General Practice is stretched to breaking point

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

by Dr Charlotte Jones, Chair, GPC Wales Looking around me at the enormous challenges facing GPs across the UK with respect to the workforce, rising demand and ever lowering morale, it has made me reflect on some correspondence we have had from GP practices across Wales. As we all know, practices across Wales are experiencing [...]

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The first of many regular blogs from GPC Wales Chair, Dr Charlotte Jones

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Have we had a lull in demand over the Summer / Autumn period? If we have our surgery must have missed it…..with Winter rapidly approaching (and I do wish radio and TV adverts would stop counting down to Xmas as that is causing me much stress not having thought of food orders / presents etc) [...]

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BMA GPC Wales Election of Welsh Representatives 2013-2016

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Nominations are sought in the election of voting members of GPC (Wales) of the BMA as Welsh representatives for the following constituencies: Gwent Local Medical Committee, North Wales Local Medical Committee and Dyfed Powys Local Medical Committee. For further information or a nomination form, please contact Miss Sarah Ellmes, Committee Executive Officer by calling 02920 [...]

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GP Access

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

There has been much talk of late, of the Health Minister’s pledge to improve access to GPs. We have repeatedly warned the Welsh Government that there is little appetite among the GP workforce to work longer hours for free. We are supportive of there being late, bookable appointments up to 6:20pm – beyond people’s nine-to-five [...]

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Reasons to quit smoking: Your health and your children

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

With a rugby Grand Slam on the horizon, celebrate the nation’s sporting prowess by ditching the cigarettes and become healthier. By quitting the habit, your ability to smell and taste will improve, coughing and wheezing will stop, and the risk of developing heart and lung disease will reduce by half in a matter of months. [...]

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GPC Wales Update

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Dr David Bailey, Chair of GPC Wales answers questions on the Welsh Government’s plans to extend gp opening hours, and to provide over 50 health checks in Wales. Watch the video here Share:

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GPC Wales News

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Read the latest GPC Wales newsletter for an update on: PE7 Appeals Enhanced Services Spend Access 8-8 End of Life Care Individual Health Record Optometry Read the newsletter here Share:

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Sort it in one call

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

We are asking all GP practices across the country to ‘sort it in one call’. The chairman of our GP Committee (GPC Wales) Dr David Bailey (pictured) has written to every practice asking them to resolve the appointment system which is causing widescale problems to both doctors and patients.   One of the principal complaints from both [...]

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GPC Wales Newsletter Issue 2

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Welcome to this month’s GPC Wales newsletter. The aim of the newsletter is to keep you up to date on current issues being discussed and negotiated in Wales. This issue covers: * Patient Experience Survey – PE7 * The English White Paper * Diabetic DES * Collaborative Fees * Revalidation Update * Dispensing Fee Scale [...]

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Welsh GP leader’s LMC speech – a new NHS Wales fit for patients, not managers

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

This year’s UK Conference of Local Medical Committees is currently underway at BMA House. Dr David Bailey, Chair of GPC Wales has just delivered his speech to delegates, detailing the forthcoming priorities for the newly reformed NHS Wales. Here are some of the key points from the speech… Dr Bailey’s outlined how a reorganised NHS [...]

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