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GP vacancy rates rocket with one in six roles unfilled

Monday 9th July 2018

GP vacancy rates are at the highest level ever recorded, with one in six positions currently unfilled, a major Pulse survey has revealed.
 
Our sister publication Pulse's annual vacancy survey of 658 GPs found that 15.3% of GP positions are currently empty, up from 12.2% last year, and 11.7% in 2016.
 
It also showed that the recruitment issues were concentrated on certain practices, with two-thirds of the vacancies reported at practices where there were...

Tue, 1 May 2007
What should practice managers do if concerned that a GP in their surgery is abusing alcohol or drugs, thus affecting safety and performance? Dr Clare Gerada, the Royal College of General Practitioner’s (RCGP) chair of ethics, outlines considerations that should be taken into account when dealing with this sensitive subject, and appropriate actions to take
Tue, 1 May 2007
Although relatively new to practice management following a successful career in banking, Graham Jamieson has quickly and firmly got to grips with primary care – not only is he running the largest practice in Northampton, which has two separate surgeries, but he has also now become a partner. Graham kindly shared his experiences with Management in Practice …
Tue, 1 May 2007
Keynote address Management in Practice Event Manchester 2007 by Dr James Kingsland
Tue, 1 May 2007
Presentation at Management in Practice Event, May 2007 by Dr Ian Wiles, Assura Medical
Tue, 1 May 2007
Early this year, the Health Secretary introduced the possibility of capping GPs’ income, in response to unexpected levels of success following the new General Medical Services (GMS) contract. Then in March, the government announced that GPs would not receive a pay increase this year. This Management in Practice special report examines the potential impact of this on GP services
Tue, 1 May 2007
Compensation awards for medical negligence claims look set to continually increase, due to recent changes in legislation and the demands of an ageing and increasing population. But what should you do if a patient brings a claim against a clinical member of your practice? Medico-legal adviser Karen Roberts gives tips on how to deal with this, while remaining cool, calm and collected
Tue, 1 May 2007
The recent Healthcare Computing 2007 conference at Harrogate put the spotlight on developing IT solutions and raised the question of how healthcare services will operate in the oncoming years. Management in Practice visited the event, and asked several healthcare and IT professionals what the implementation of new technology could mean for the future of primary care …