Forms can allow patients to get debts cancelled and stops involvement from bailiffs
BY: Shehab Khan @shehabkhan The notes are not issued by the NHS Getty Sick notes that banks and lenders need to help customers with mental illnesses manage their debt are costing patients up to £150. GPs normally charge between £20 and £30 for a note but it can range up to £150, according to research conducted by the Money […]
More than eight out of 10 UK doctors have experienced mental health issues during their career, with the vast majority reporting heavy workload and long working hours as key contributing factors.
‘New deal for GPs’
Speaking at the launch of the Five year forward view, a plan for NHS services in the next five years, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said primary care would see a ‘much higher proportion of the NHS budget’.
The Five Year Forward View identified expanding and strengthening primary care as ‘one of the most important’ changes that needed to take place to improve the NHS.
The document says ‘smaller independent GP practices will continue in their current form where patients and GPs want that’.