Submitted 2017-05-31 01:48:54 General practice is on the brink of collapse Wholesale Billy Price Jersey , a leading doctor has warned.
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the British Medical Associations (BMA) GP committee, accused politicians of turning a blind eye to spiralling pressures affecting the health and social care systems in England.
In a speech to the national conference of Local Medical Committees, which represents grassroots GPs, Dr Nagpaul will highlight mounting workloads and staff shortages.
GP practices have become frighteningly vulnerable Wholesale Tyler Kroft Jersey , he said.
The only solution is to increase NHS funding to adequate levels, he will tell delegates of the conference, which is being held in Edinburgh.
Meanwhile, he called for politicians to end their callous disregard of the health needs of citizens.
The NHS is at breaking point - will politicians address the critical shortage of GPs? #GE2017 #NHSbreakingpoint website
- General Practice (@BMA_GP) May 7, 2017 Dr Nagpaul will highlight the avalanche of work and a service that is several thousand GPs short Wholesale Jake Fisher Jersey , adding: The plight of general practice remains parlous and on the brink of collapse.
Individual practices have become frighteningly vulnerable, with one in 10 practices surveyed by the BMA saying theyre not sustainable and weve witnessed record numbers of practice closures - not surprising with one in three practices unable to fill GP vacancies.
Even a seemingly secure practice is just one partner away from retiring to set off a domino effect which could lead to collapse.
60% of doctors face mental health issues. If you need to talk, we're here to listen website The BMA (@TheBMA) May 17, 2017 He will add: Since we last met a year ago, the NHS has been paralysed by the vote for the UK to leave the European Union.
Far from the pledged investment of an extra 350 million per week Wholesale Cedric Ogbuehi Jersey , audaciously plastered on double decker buses, the reality is weve been cheated with the opposite: a deep freeze in NHS spend, continued savage austerity cuts and with politicians turning a blind eye to the spiralling pressures affecting the entire health and social care system, in which even the 18 week target, laid down in the NHS constitution Wholesale Josh Malone Jersey , is being allowed to be breached.
Dr Nagpaul will call on GPs to resurrect their Darwinian survival instinct, but will add: The real solution is a political one - in which politicians must end their callous disregard of the health needs of citizens in an NHS that shamefully trails Europe in its funding, numbers of doctors and infrastructure.
Inspiring to be at #bmjawards showcasing best of medical innovation and achievements within a challenged NHS @TheBMA @fgodlee Chaand Nagpaul (@CNagpaul) May 4, 2017 The only solution is for government to increase NHS funding to adequate levels, in which general practice receives a fair and larger share.
GPs at the conference will discuss a number of matters regarding their profession.
They will be asked whether or not they are in favour of various motions Wholesale Carl Lawson Jersey , including charging their patients for treatment not available on NHS; opposing putting GPs in A&E departments; and an assertion that private firm Capitas support services for GPs in England has been shambolic, with calls for the support services for general practice to be returned to being delivered by an NHS organisation.
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