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Health leaders believe that 10 minutes’ walking a day is likely to be seen as achievable by people who are chronically inactive and that the health benefits include increased fitness, improved mood, a healthier body weight and a 15% reduction in the risk of dying prematurely. Click on our exercise page to download the "Active 10" App
Games have been played by politicians across the political spectrum for short-term gains over decades. During the last general election, a critical juncture for the health service, "No More Games with the NHS" called for doctors to speak out.
This page has a summary of recent articles and features of the RCGP by news organisations in the UK.
Patient care is being undermined by a growing crisis in general practice. GPs are struggling to cope with the rapid growth in the number of patients needing care. Yet the share of NHS resources spent on general practice is falling year on year and now more than 80% of GPs say they have insufficient resources to provide high quality patient care. We want to put an end to this crisis and safeguard patient care. Write to your MP, lobby the health minister, share your experience.
We already have one. Our local 111 service provides you with primary care advice and assessment 24/7. This article shows that the evidence the government based their plans on is flawed and they have been very wrong to suggest you are more likely to die if you are ill over a weekend.
The NHS overspent by £930m in three months this year and is on course for an annual deficit of at least £2bn, in what regulators described as its worst financial crisis in a generation.
The government seem to have gone too far now. Morale is rock bottom. The NHS is in real danger. GP recruitment and retention is a massive problem.
Politicians admit the lack of cash now means health services are set to “gradually decline” in the years to come. Depressing reading.