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IT glitch forces GPs to cancel shifts

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 19 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4336
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Locum doctors are being forced to cancel scheduled clinics at GP surgeries because of an IT glitch that has led to their “erroneous removal” from the national performers list, GP leaders have warned.

The problem has caused staffing problems at practices and meant that locum doctors are missing out on income, said the BMA. It first reported the problem to NHS England and the private company Capita, which manages the list, last year, but has recently noticed a worsening of the situation.

GPs wishing to practise in England must be registered on the national performers list to prove that they are suitably qualified, their training is …

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