Former GP Dr Sarah Wollaston MP will be re-elected chair of the House of Commons health select committee, according to media reports.
The Conservative MP for Totnes, in Devon, was unopposed in the election to the position.
It is expected that her appointment will be officially announced by the speaker of the House of Commons on Wednesday.
Wollaston had assumed the position from former health secretary Stephen Dorrell in 2014 and was subsequently re-elected to the role after the 2015 general... Readmore
Health service leaders have suggested that the NHS should utilise some of its spare land to create around 40,000 new homes for doctors, nurses and other key staff.
These critical workers are being negatively affected by a serious housing shortage, according to healthcare observers.
However, many people believe that house price inflation is ultimately caused by speculation, readily available credit and profiteering, and that simply making more homes available would have little impact.
Senior GPC members have warned that both women and the sessional GPs face unfair barriers to acquiring senior roles within the General Practitioners Committee.
And GPC leaders have essentially concurred with this verdict, conceding that more must be done in order to ensure leadership proportionally represents the profession.
Top women GPs have warned that there is currently an uneven playing field in terms of recruitment, which is illustrated by the composition of the GPC compared with the profession... Readmore
LMCs have warned that GP training must be overhauled in order to prepare registrars to take on partnership roles.
Furthermore, there should be a focus on increasing the number of placements in general practice settings, according to comments made at the annual LMC conference.
Delegates also backed calls for GP training to be geared more towards preparing trainees to become GP partners and principals.
There was also a suggestion that GP training schemes should be extended to at least four... Readmore
As the controversies over general practice continue to accumulate, a member of the General Practitioners Committee sessional subcommittee has suggested that GPs should consider boycotting out-of-hours sessions.
Dr Preeti Shukla from Lancashire and Cumbria LMC believes that the scandalous costs related to indemnity should provoke this action.
Shukla spoke at the LMC conference in Edinburgh, where the sessional GP indicated her intention to introduce the proposal to General PractitionersCcommittee... Readmore
The General Practitioners Committee has spoken out on what it deems to be the unacceptable scapegoating of locum doctors.
This risks undermining general practice and exacerbating problems already inherent within the system, according to the GPC.
Dr Zoe Norris, chair of the GPC sessional committee, has suggested that the narrative relating to locums at present is nothing short of destructive, and the prominent individual called on NHS England to alter its conduct.
Norris suggested that NHS England... Readmore
The Head of Quality Improvement for NHS England (London) has stated that over qualified staff are often involved in very basic roles in the NHS.
Roger Durack was speaking at the Londonwide LMCs conference and suggested that the most rudimentary care tasks are often delivered by staff who are higher qualified than necessary.
“We have a specialist workforce delivering skills that only require a basic competency. We are not by any means diminishing the need for professional qualifications. But do we need... Readmore
New research indicates that NHS workers will have their pay cut by about 12% by the end of the decade due to restraints that the government is imposing on wages.
Not only will this impact on salaries, but the policy is also exacerbating chronic understaffing, according to the Health Foundation think tank.
Pay rises of 1% at best will fail to keep up with the rate of inflation, resulting in 625,000 staff working within the healthcare system having their spending power eroded.
Nurses will... Readmore
The first ever tele-medicine service which enables patients to be treated by GPs using a mobile phone has been officially launched.
Known as GP Online, the smartphone-based system is currently being piloted in six surgeries in both urban and rural locations.
The intention is to roll out the application across the entire nation later this year.
Funding has been provided by the National Association of GPs, with the organisation predicting that approximately 100 family doctors will be able... Readmore
Around 1,000 people have marched through the city of Leeds to pledge their support to the principle of the NHS and its valued healthcare workers.
Campaigners and political groups from across Yorkshire joined forces for the event, which was particularly intended to highlight the difficult conditions in the current NHS climate.
Those protesting gathered in front of Leeds Art Gallery before setting off on the march just after midday.
It is believed that the protest was the largest demonstration... Readmore
The government has confirmed that GP practices will pay employers pension contributions at an increased rate of over 14% from April.
It had been reported last year that the Department of Health was already assessing the level of pension contributions made by employers as part of the NHS pension scheme.
The intention of this initiative is to ensure that £35 million in administration savings can be made, by shifting this requirement to provider organisations.
A similar process is already... Readmore