Saturday, September 24, 2016

GPC report 15 September 2016

GPC Report
For East and West Sussex LMCs
Dr Russell Brown
15 September 2016

The GPC met on 15 September 2016.  We started with a meeting of the GPDF, where various decisions were made and newer members of GPC were utterly confused and nonplussed.

The meeting proper was the first GPC UK meeting and unfortunately I can report very little of it for reasons of confidentiality. Which is frustrating, as ever.  What I can say is that the devolved nations are facing similar problems to us in England and solutions are proving problematic.

The new Executive team for GPC England has been announced with two new members, Dr Mark Sandford-Wood (Devon) and Dr Gavin Ralston from Birmingham.

The failure of pretty much everything and anything Capita are doing was discussed and GPC continues to take both them and NHS England to task about notes transport and everything else. The degree of incompetence in commissioning and delivery is staggering.

In the afternoon we had breakout groups to discuss a variety of topics around how general practice might be supported better and differently.

And that is all I can say I'm afraid.

The official GPC news can be found at the usual bit of the BMA website.

The next GPC meeting is in November.

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Dr Russell Brown