Morning, Thursday, 20th September 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will bring together key stakeholders to discuss the future for general practice in England.
It will be an opportunity to consider what further measures might be taken to improve recruitment and retention rates - in light of Government targets to increase GP numbers by 5,000 by 2020 and the announcement by NHS England of a new £10 million fund to help retain GPs.
The seminar also comes as the Prime Minister recently set out a 5-year NHS funding plan to give the NHS financial security to develop a 10-year plan and also announced changes to the Tier 2 rules restricting the hiring of foreign doctors.
Delegates will assess the progress of schemes such as the International GP Recruitment Programme, which aims to recruit 2,000 overseas doctors over three years - and the challenges for addressing concerns about declining GP numbers.
Attendees will also consider what more might be done to tackle the rising cost of GP indemnity, following the former Secretary of State’s announcement of plans to develop a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs from April 2019 - in addition to the impact of professional regulation reform, following the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation.
Further sessions will examine key themes emerging from the independent review into the GP partnership model, measures from the new GP contract, and possible next steps for completing the roll out of the Electronic Prescription Service and the full implementation of the e-Referral Service.