Unions warn NHS needs 9000 more GPs as Conservatives’ win election

17 December 2019

Ahead of the general election, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) analysed official NHS data and showed that general practice is currently operating with 9325 GPs below the number required, meaning the NHS needs more than 9000 extra full time equivalent (FTE) GPs to deliver safe care.

RCGP calls for rapid GP access to cancer tests

10 December 2019

Following a Cancer Research UK study, which found that almost 3400 patients experienced an avoidable delay in their cancer diagnosis over a one-year period, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has called for rapid GP access to cancer tests.

BMA outlines factors to be tackled to reduce GP waiting times

6 August 2019

The British Medical Association (BMA) has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson that problems with the workforce, premises and pensions must be addressed to have a chance of delivering on his pledge to "drastically reduce" GP waiting times, which was made in his first speech as Prime Minister.