GP Access - Overseas Working

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3417
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given that the number of doctors applying for a Certificate of Current Professional Status has reached an all-time record high, with 1,644 requests for CCPS documents from the GMC occurring in just three days after the Government's announcement on plans for a new junior doctor contract, is the Mayor alarmed that such an exodus of doctors from London will have a serious impact on access to both primary and acute care, and what steps is he taking with government to avoid a deepening access crisis?

Answer

Answer for GP Access - Overseas Working

Answer for GP Access - Overseas Working

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I want Londoners to get the health and care services they need, where and when they need them. The London Health Board is looking at ways to improve primary care including workforce issues.