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Caring for patients with long term conditions

Recently I spoke to BBC Radio Leicester about the challenges of caring for patients with long term conditions in the community. 'We know that medical science has advanced so much over the years that actually we are very good at diagnosis and treatment of long term conditions. It is well...

NHS England statement re Carr Hill formula

NHS England and the BMA have released a joint statement on the Carr Hill formula this week. I reproduce it below for you. Yet again the review of the Carr Hill formula is deferred for another year. We are disappointed. While we welcome the intentions of NHS England, we do wonder if they...

How to make a career in general practice sustainable, fun and attractive

Recently we did a survey amoung GPs and Practice Managers in LLR, asking them for their input into a letter to the Minister for State responsible for primary care. We received over eighty responses, and the following is our vision of what is required to make a career on general practice an...

The Power of Coaching

Towards the end of 2015-16 the LMC bid for some non-recurrent funds to run a programme of tailored career coaching for a cohort of 13 GPs. Each GP was allocated a personal coach and up to six sessions of coaching. At the halfway point, with participants having received three sessions, we...