This report looks at patient factors, system factors and supply-side issues to see what lies behind this increasing pressure on general practice. It finds that despite GPs being at the heart of the health care system, a lack of nationally available, real-time data has made their changing workload largely invisible to commissioners and policy-makers.
NEW Service: NHS Practitioner Health Programme (PHP) for all GPs working in Hertfordshire and Luton
We are delighted to announce that East and North Herts CCG, Herts Valleys CCG and Luton CCG have commissioned a specialist, fully confidential service for all GPs working in the these areas. GPs can self-refer to the NHS Practitioner Health Programme (PHP) by calling PHP on 0203 049 4505 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This service is aimed at GPs who are concerned about their mental health or addiction problems. You will be invited for an initial face to face assessment at Riverside Medical Centre in London. This can last up to two hours.
Meanwhile, the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire LMC Pastoral Care Services remain in place for all GPs working throughout Bedfordshire, Luton and Hertfordshire and can be accessed by phoning 01438 880010 (or visiting http://www.bedshertslmcs.org.uk/support-counselling for further help).
Posted: 21st December 2015 (HB)