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What is most important to patients in their healthcare?

9th August 2019

Continuity of care was chosen by over 50% respondents when asked what is most important during long term support.  A patient survey by Healthwatch showed that the increasing complexity of the healthcare system meant patients felt they have to become experts in their own care…

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RCGP President: The Family Doctor Association is an essential part of the general practice landscape

Professor Mayur Lakhani has endorsed the work of the Family Doctor Association. Writing to all members in support of our membership campaign he said, “The Family Doctor Association is an essential part of the general practice landscape and I would urge all my fellow members…

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Primary care premises: joint letter to the Prime Minister: FDA, BMA, RCGP

6th August 2019 NHS

On 5th August, the national organisations representing and supporting primary healthcare staff and those repesenting patients, sent a a joint letter to the Prime Minister outlining concerns about primary care premises funding and capacity. National Chairman of the Family Doctor Association, Dr Peter Swinyard, was…

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Self Care Week 2019: why we are backing this campaign

30th July 2019

“Think self care for a healthier, happier life  The Family Doctor Association has added its support to Self Care Week 2019.  This national awareness week  runs from 18 – 24 November 2019 and focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations….

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Patients are finding it harder and harder to see their preferred GP – does it matter?

26th July 2019 Continuity of Care

Continuity of care.  The bedrock of our NHS. And a core value of the Family Doctor Association since our foundation in 1985. With fewer people able to see their preferred GP according to a recent survey, Charlotte Paddison explores what impact seeing the same doctor…

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Why is there such a problem with NHS Pensions?

22nd July 2019 NHS

If you’re after a clear explanation of why there is a huge problem with #nhspensions read the recently published #DDRB report, pg 3-5 click here to read more. With thanks to Abi Rimmer, Editor BMJ Careers

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Delighted to review!

28th June 2019 NHS

We are a bit excited at FDHQ in Manchester.  We have a couple of books to review and this is the one we have been waiting for!  Over 15 years ago, the Association was at the forefront of thanking South Asian doctors for their contribution…

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New strategic partnership with BW Healthcare Surveyors

26th June 2019

“We are delighted to partner with BW Healthcare Surveyors, said Moira Auchterlonie, Chief Executive of the FDA.

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Liverpool GP Hot Topics. Celebrating our 12th Anniversary!

21st June 2019

We are delighted to be working once again with the RCGP Mersey Faculty to deliver our 12th Annual GP Hot Topics event for GPs. Held in Liverpool on 22 June. Presentations are below, click on the link below. Approaching Headache Disorders- GP [Read-Only]-compressed GP Hottopics…

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50:50 in the GP workforce? Partners down to 49% of total GPs.

30th May 2019 Family Doctor Association NHS

Less than half of GPs are GP partners according to NHS figures.

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