Government Imposes Changes on GPs’ Work to Improve Patient Care
The Department of Health (DoH) and the British Medical Association (BMA) has been looking into work performances of GPs across the country and have been discussing the need of negotiations since then. The Ministers have finally taken a decision to alter the way GPs currently work.
The DoH and BMA examined the way family doctors of about 36,000 families in England work. Thereafter, they suggested negotiations to the same. The discussions were held in October and the department suggested GPs to make changes in their way of working.
The main change that will follow the negotiations is GPs will not receive funds worth £164 million for the organizational jobs. The contract will be revised by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence which will include alterations to the procedure under which the patients with lung disease are sent for rehabilitation.
It will help the patients to cope up with diseases like dementia, diabetes and depression. As a result of the important move, some 1.5 million more patients than the normal number will get better care in the coming year.
"It should mean more tests, treatments and medicines for patients with care that will improve diagnosis, the health of patients and potentially save more lives", said a DoH spokesman.