This report is a flexible summary, with the aim of sharing and highlighting a wide range of data and policy information relating to London general practice published in a given week. Where we view information to be of significant interest it is reproduced directly below the links to make the key points quicker to digest.
Please feel free to share any useful stats/links you think we could include in future reports.
- All recent data releases can be seen here.
- Data: Fit Notes Issued by GP Practices [13/7].
- 2,924,080 fit notes were issued in Q4 2022-23 an increase of 12.8% compared to Q4 2021-22.
- London had the lowest regional rate: 1,822 fit notes per 100,000 registered patients.
- Data: Patients Registered at a GP Practice [13/7].
- 64,154 more registered patients as at 1 July, compared to 1 June.
- Data: Referral to treatment waiting times, covered by the HSJ. [14/7].
- Guidance: Improving patient safety culture – a practical guide [12/7].
Department of Health and Social Care
- Press release: NHS staff receive pay rise [13/7].
- Most eligible dentists and doctors will receive at least a 6% pay rise. Pay for junior doctors will be increased by an average of around 8.8%.
- The press release states: “the GP contract will be uplifted to provide funding for salaried general practice staff”, but does not give further details.
UK Health Security Agency
- Press release: London at risk of measles outbreaks with modelling estimating tens of thousands of cases [14/7].
- UKHSA modelling suggests that, unless MMR vaccination rates improve, London could see a measles outbreak with tens of thousands of cases.
General Medical Council
Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies
- Data: First national ‘GP alert state’ report reveals unsustainable pressure on practices, covered by GPonline [14/7].
- Article: Community champions: surviving and thriving beyond covid? [12/7].
- Event: The NHS at 75: the past, the present and the future [19/7].
- Event: Has the NHS become unmanageable? with Matthew Taylor [20/7].
Institute for Fiscal Studies
- Report: The costs of obesity [13/7].
- Blog: Loneliness, obesity and health in England in nine charts [14/7].
- Report: Age UK issues clarion call for a big shift towards joined up home and community based health and social care services for older people [11/7].
Ipsos GP Patient Survey
- Data: 2023 GP Patient Survey Results Released [13/7].
- Data: Which areas have the highest patient satisfaction with general practice? covered by GPonline [13/7].
- South West London ICB has the joint-tenth best rating nationally.
|London ICB||Patients rating GP services ‘good’||Change from 2022|
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Article: Working together to reduce avoidable hospital admissions and improve patient experience [13/7].
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
- Article: New team helps improve care [13/7].
- A new non-clinical team has been introduced to support patients and staff at Guy’s and St Thomas’.
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Article: New Willowfield building officially opens at King’s [11/7].
- A new outpatient facility at King’s College Hospital has been officially opened by Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood.
- Dr Tony Goldstone, National Clinician Adviser on Pay & Pensions at the BMA, analyses the government’s pay awards to junior doctors in this thread.