Changes to GPs’ contract reduce tick-box targets

28 November 2013

GP contract changes for 2014 to 2015 have been agreed between the British Medical Association’s (BMA) general practitioners’ committee (GPC) and NHS England, directed by the Department of Health (DH). The BMA affirmed that GPs would now “have more time to spend on direct clinical care following major contractual changes to reduce bureaucracy and cut targets”.

Report finds NHS complaints procedure needs overhaul

5 November 2013

Commissioned by the Prime Minister following the Francis report into failings at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, a new report has proposed systems to overhaul the NHS complaints handling procedures.