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This online Learning Network provides members with information and support around Quality Improvement (QI), an evidence-based approach that helps primary care free up time to deliver and evaluate initiatives, and embed new approaches more effectively and efficiently into practice.

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Shift on NHS surcharge for NHS and care workers 'common sense', says RCGP

Responding the Government's decision to exempt health and care workers from overseas from the NHS surcharge, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "General practice, the wider NHS and care sectors rely on people from all over the world to deliver essential care to patients. This has never been more apparent that during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

“It made no sense that those delivering health and care services, currently putting their own health at risk by doing so, should be penalised for doing their crucial work. This shift in policy is common sense – but it is also symbolic in terms of giving the thousands of NHS and care staff from overseas the appreciation they deserve for the work they are doing.

 

"We welcome the Government’s recent policy change to exempt NHS and care workers from the NHS surcharge."