Comment on the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan - 06 February 2019

We approached GP Online with a comment on the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan. Dr Michelle Drage said: "The Government's decision to prioritise investment in general practice is an important step towards easing the pressures created by decades of under-funding. If the NHS is to be sustainable it...

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Comment on the GMC's State of Medical Education and Practice report - 06 February 2019

We were approached by GP Online to provide a quote regarding GMC’s State of Medical Education and Practice report. Dr Michelle Drage said: “General practice has a workforce crisis right now, regulators can help address it by improving their processes so doctors are not subject to unnecessarily long investigations.  "The...

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Comment on South London MP's call for improved support to register more young renters with GPs. - 06 February 2019

GP Online approached us for a response to comments by Rt Hon Justine Greening, MP for Putney, that not enough was being doing to encourage her younger constituents to register with a GP. Dr Michelle Drage said: “London has a highly mobile and transient population, with GP practices serving areas...

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Comment on NHS England medical director questioning viability of small practices - 06 February 2019

Date: 2 August 2018 Pulse approached us for a comment on the online remarks of an NHS England medical director who said small GP practices may not be viable businesses. Dr Michelle Drage said: “This is an unfortunate statement, which I hope that when reflected upon will not further undermine...

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Comment on Donald Trump's remarks about the NHS - 06 February 2019

Date: 13 July 2018 The Evening Standard approached us for a comment on Donald Trump’s remarks that NHS hospitals have ‘blood on the walls’ Dr Michelle Drage said: “Little knowledge is a dangerous thing. He has no concept of what our hospitals do on a day-to-day basis. He is making...

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Dr Michelle Drage interviewed by Sky News regarding Government's £20bn NHS announcement - 06 February 2019

Date: 18 June 2018 Dr Michelle Drage, Londonwide LMCs’ Chief Executive, appeared on Sky News on 18 June 2018 to discuss the £20bn of extra funding announced for the NHS. Michelle explained that previous additional funding has failed to reach the frontline of general practice and expressed concerns about whether...

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Press release - Beam to LMC app launched - 06 February 2019

Date: 2 May 2018 Our Beam to LMC app was launched at our annual conference on 2 May 2018. Dr Michelle Drage, Chief Executive of Londonwide LMCs said: 'To do our job of representing GPs and practices we need to know where the pressure on them is coming from and...

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Blog - GPs are going above and beyond putting the system at breaking point. - 06 February 2019

Dr Michelle Drage wrote a blog for the Huffington Post. Link to publication - GPs are going above and beyond putting the system at breaking point.

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Comment on cuts to public health funding - 05 February 2019

We approached Pulse with a comment on cuts to public health funding. Dr Michelle Drage said: “Cuts to public health funding, sexual health services, smoking cessation and community nursing have seen general practice asked to take up the strain with no extra resources. “One practice I know of even had...

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