Home Menu Search

LMC Helps Local MP Raise General Practice with Ministers

Publication date: June 2022

The LMC has worked with Hull North MP Dame Diana Johnson to raise issues affecting general practice with government ministers. This has come in response to concerns voiced by our constituents, with one GP telling us:

“The relentless demand for appointments and pressure on practices to deliver core services creates an environment where it is almost impossible to have a successful Primary Care Network. There is very little time for strategic thinking, developing partnerships, effective planning or actual delivery of agreed plans. Until the underlying pressures are addressed, we will continue to struggle to thrive.”

We were able to point to the latest GP headcount figures, commenting;

"Despite there being 1,608 fewer fully qualified FTE GPs today than there were in 2015, each practice in England has on average 2,222 more patients than in 2015.  This means the average number of patients each GP is responsible for has increased by around 300 – or 16% - since 2015.  In Hull the full-time equivalent numbers have fallen from 144 GPs in 2015 to 112 GPs in 2020."  

Following a meeting with LMC Chief Executive Simon Barrett and Medical Director Dr Zoe Norris, Dame Diana has been in correspondence with Maria Caulfield MP,  Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Primary Care and Patient Safety at the Department of Health, to press for action on GP workload, staff shortages and pressures in the system. 

Read the minister's latest response.

Related guidance and newsletters...

LMC Podcast Looks At Workload Pressures

The latest episode of the Humberside LMCs podcast is now available. In this episode we're looking at workload pressures in general...

Campaign Shows the Consequences of Abuse in Primary Care

A campaign has been launched to help tackle a rise in abusive behaviour towards healthcare workers in primary care across the Humber...

External Events and Training

This is where you can find details of events and training for general practice organised by providers other than the LMC. Please contact...

Dr Bushra Ali Appointed New GP Board Member for Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

In March 2022 we invited nominations for GPs to become the GP member of the Integrated Care Board for Humber and North Yorkshire Health...

GPs Overwhelmingly Reject Government Plan

93% of respondents surveyed by the BMA say the government's recently announced Winter Access Fund plan for general practice is an...

Our Places - East Riding of Yorkshire

A predominantly rural and coastal region, the East Riding of Yorkshire provides spectacular unspoilt countryside with the Yorkshire...

LMC Publishes Report on Primary-Secondary Interface

A new report published by the LMC highlights continuing issues with the interface between primary and secondary care which are causing...

Our Response to the Winter Access Fund Announcement

Today the government announced a £250million Winter Access Fund which they say is designed to increase capacity in general practice,...

Our People

There is no shortage of talent, professionalism and expertise within the Humber Coast and Vale general practice community. The sheer...

Constituent Response to Draft PCN DES Specifications

Based on feedback received from our constituents, Humberside LMC has submitted a response to the draft service specifications for the...

The professional voice of general practice across East Yorkshire, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, and North Lincolnshire.