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2008-09-27 00:00:36

By Ed Hill Emergency and urgent treatment services provided by Derby City Primary Care Trust are among the best in the country, according to a report. The trust was awarded the highest rank of "best performing" by a Healthcare Commission report on its out-of-hours services. Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust was given the second highest rank of "better performing". Overall, 50 primary care trusts, or 33%, were ranked best performing, 41 better performing, 33 fair performing and 28...

2008-09-23 21:00:31

A survey of 243 patients found that those who felt confident about receiving good follow-up care were more likely to trust their GP.They were also more likely to trust them if their GP had checked whether they had followed previous treatment or advice. The study authors concluded that the Government's drive to introduce polyclinics and walk-in centres, where patients may see a different GP each time, would cut the opportunities for doctors and patients to build trusting relationships.Dr...

2008-09-16 21:00:29

By Alexandra Wood Officials are recommending that Hull Teaching Primary Care Trust agrees to plans for a new GP-led health centre in Hull city centre, up to five new GP practices and potentially three further integrated care centres at its board meeting on Thursday.Hull has one of the lowest doctor to patient ratios in the country with more than half the practices with over 2,000 patients on their lists. Almost a quarter of GPs are over the age of 60.More than 93 per cent of respondents...

2008-08-28 18:00:51

DOCTORS are bidding to run three new controversial polyclinics in the North East in a bid to prevent private companies taking over GP services. The health centres were last night confirmed for the West End of Newcastle, Battle Hill in North Tyneside and Cramlington, Northumberland the first to be announced for the North East. Following a public consultation, NHS North of Tyne said the multi- million pound plans would also include two new GP practices in Newcastle, one in Walker and one...

2008-07-27 00:00:38

This week the Care Trust welcomed the national clinical director of primary care, Dr David Colin-Thome, to Torbay. The visit provided the opportunity for more than 100 GPs, clinical staff, social care staff, and managers to hear about the recently published Primary and Community Care Strategy, and ask questions about how this will affect the way they provide services for local people in the future. This new strategy is part of the vision for the NHS announced by Lord Ara Darzi, and shares...

2008-07-24 18:01:00

By Emma Brady Plans for three 'polyclinics' in Birmingham have divided the city's health watchdog, which failed to approve proposals tabled by the city's primary care trusts yesterday. Trust bosses have a mandate to invest pounds 250 million into six new surgeries as well as three GP-led health centres, but councillors could not reach a conclusion after debating the issue for more than two hours. Birmingham East and North PCT wants to set up GP surgeries in Hodge Hill, Kingstanding...

2008-07-11 00:00:30

A meeting has been held to discuss the future of health care in Bath. Members of Bath and North East Somerset Council's Healthier Communities and Older People Overview and Scrutiny Panel met local GPs to discuss Government proposals for improving patient access to doctors within the city. B&NES Primary Care Trust has already stated that it has no plans to build a major polyclinic staffed by a large number of GPs in its area. But it is required by the Department of Health to set up...

2008-07-09 00:00:29

DOCTORS accused Ministers of running the NHS like a "shoddy supermarket war" as a former GP said yesterday that patients in parts of rural Yorkshire no longer had access to continuous care because of hospital closures. Members of the British Medical Association accused the Government of systematically undermining general practice and criticised the reliance on the market economy to run the NHS at their annual conference yesterday. Doctors voted by a substantial majority in favour of a...

2008-07-07 18:00:00

By Paul James HEALTH chiefs yesterday moved to defend the controversial plan for polyclinics, as North East doctors prepare to call on colleagues across the country today to oppose their introduction. Whitley Bay GP George Rae will today put a motion before the British Medical Association's (BMA'S) Annual Representative Meeting in Edinburgh that Government reforms are undermining core services and introducing profit-driven competition into the NHS. Polyclinics are planned for all 150...

2008-07-05 18:00:21

Shadow health Minister Mark Simmonds criticised the Government's scheme to build new NHS walk-in clinics across the country as a "one- size-fitsall plan" which will waste millions of pounds of taxpayers' money. He levelled particular criticism at plans for a pounds 800,000 polyclinic just yards from a brand new state-of-the-art pounds 2 million GP surgery in Birmingham. The Bournbrook Varsity Medical Practice, in Selly Oak, is where Dr Guy Dain, the man who negotiated the details of the...


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