Professor Steve Field head of CQC and Claire Cunden (CQC inspector) visited the Practice on the morning of Tuesday 15th May 2018.
This was not an inspection but a follow up visit on an outstanding rated practice and to see what we have been up to since our inspection in 2016. Many changes have occurred since the inspection and were keen to talk about our recent developments to the Practice and the challenges we face in Newham.
One of our (Patient Participation Group) PPG member also joined the team at Woodgrange to talk about the PPG and the contribution it makes to the Practice.
231 appointments, 5 days worth of consultations wasted! - Costing the practice over £3465 last month!
231 appointments were missed last month! That’s nearly 39 hours of wasted appointment time. Equivalent to nearly 5 days’ worth of appointments!
These appointments could have provided emergency consultations with a Doctor/Nurse for vulnerable and frail patients.
Not only was this a huge loss of consultation time, it is also an expensive waste; costing the Practice £3465 for November 2018
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The State of the Medical Practice in the UK 2018
General Practice is under unprecedented pressure due to falling GP numbers, increasingly complex illness, work being transferred from hospitals and young doctors leaving the NHS.
The GMC recently reported on the pressures on Doctor's. Below is an extract from this report:
- A report by the GMC
The professionalism, commitment, and determination of doctors practicing in the UK is second to none. We are delivering good, and often superb, levels of care to our patients, despite the daily pressures we're facing. But findings from this report show the effect that under-resourced systems are having on many of us working on the frontline. It's clear that for some, the costs to well-being and work-life balance are significant, and can't be maintained.
70 years on from the founding of the NHS, we have reached a critical juncture. Long-term and joined up planning is needed to make sure our health services have a workforce with the right skills, in the right places.
This year's report explores the key issues, and examines the strategies that many doctors are employing to cope with the challenges of modern practice.
Extract from the GMC 'State of the Medical Practice in the UK 2018'