Open until 7.30pm today

Call us on 0113 350 1308

Increasing workload. How will GPs and practices cope?

 

Increased workload demand

Since the government advised people to stay at home on the 23rd March, there has been a steady backlog being created for GPs. GPs and Surgeries were offering telephone triage for patients, but it has been reported that appointment levels dropped significantly. Because of the pandemic people were feeling less inclined to contact their GP. Patients have been contacting surgeries less in the last 3 months. Because of this the workload has been building up.

As lockdown restriction gradually ease, this means more patients will continue to contact their surgery. This week there have be many articles to say GPs are concerned that they can’t meet the demand.

It’s reported 57% of GPs are either ‘not very’ or ‘not at all’ confident in their ability to cope with expected demand. And only 1 in 10 who feel ‘very confident’. In addition to this, GPs are concerned with additional mental health related issues that have been caused by the pandemic. As a result, further adding to their workload.

You can read the full article here

 

Pressures on GPs

At the start of the week we shared the news article from Management in Practice about the huge increase to GP workload. The NHSE medical director for Primary care has “acknowledged GPs who say they are suddenly seeing an influx of workload, while Covid-19 cases are still rife”.

You can read the article in full here

How can we help?

There is no avoiding the increase. The number of patients your surgery is dealing with is increasing significantly. As a result, the demand on GPs will inevitably increase and this is where we can help. We are specialists in this area and we can ease the pressures you are facing by recruiting a Salaried GP, GP Partner or Advanced Nurse Practitioner for your practice.

Are you a Practice Manager or Partner?

Are you a Practice Manager, or Partner? Interested in seeing how we can help you to efficiently recruit permanent GPs and Nurses for your practice to cope with the increased demand? You can contact us today on 0113 350 1308.

To read more about how we can help you, see here

Are you a GP looking for a practice?

Are you are a GP looking for a new post? We take a consultative approach to assist you to find your ideal practice which suits you, whilst arranging interviews and managing the process to ensure it runs smoothly.

To read more about how we can help you, see here

Please call us today on 0113 350 1308, or you can email us on [email protected]

We look forward to being able to help you and your practice .

Menlo Park group

 

You may also be interested in

Whether you're searching for a job, or searching for the ideal candidate...

Talk to our team today