It has come to my attention that some important points were missed off this issue yesterday, so with apologies, I have decided to reissue it.
I urge you to read Chaand Nagpaul’s letter thoroughly as is there to empower you. Please discuss both these interrelated topics at practice meetings going forward so that you and your whole team can get the most from the negotiated agreement and thinking how you can start Taking Control back into your professional day to day work.
As always, any thoughts or comments you might have are very welcome and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Michelle Drage FRCGP
|1. IMPORTANT NEWS ON 2015/16 GP CONTRACTS – NEGOTIATED BY THE GPC|
|Please read this letter from Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the GPC, which contains details of the negotiated package of contract changes coming into effect from April 2015. It details the following:|
In addition it also describes the following:
And also covers:
And finally it also sets out the GPC case for other immediate and necessary actions to support the profession during these tough times for GPs and practice teams.
|2. BUILDING GP RESILIENCE – TAKING CONTROL|
|Over the coming weeks we will be launching our next campaign which will have two elements:|
We want to help you feel empowered to challenge inappropriate demand on your time, not from patients who need your time, but from the system treadmills that get in the way of caring for them, which suck the lifeblood from you and your teams. Building Resilience – Taking Control will be supported by its own accessible part of our website, and my next MWord will contain specific details.