When UK General Practice took a giant leap forward

Trustee Dr Gary Calver gave a presentation to all those attending the Cameron Fund's drinks reception. Guests heard about the role Sir James Cameron played in negoiating the 1966 GP Contract.  He spoke about the importance of the Contract at the time and the difference it has made to modern General Practice, as well as telling everyone how the Cameron Fund itself was established, just four years later.  To read the text from Dr Calver's presentation click here

Celebrating Sir James Cameron's greatest achievements

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Cameron Fund's Drinks Reception, held on 6 October during this year's RCGP Conference. The charity's Council of Management wanted to celebrate the achievements of founder Sir James Cameron, as 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the current GP Contract.  This had been negoiated by a team led by Sir James and its implementation, which went on to greatly improve the standards of modern General Practice. 

Harrogate Conference & Cameron Fund Celebrations

Just a reminder to anyone attending the RCGP Conference today or tomorrow (6 & 7 October) that you can find the Cameron Fund on Stand C04. Come and pick up a ticket for our drinks reception, held tonight at 5:45pm on the Mezzanine, and join us in raising a glass to mark the 50th Anniversary of the current GP Contract (negoiated by our founder Sir James Cameron in 1966).

Much-needed support for GPs

NHS England has announced the launch of a new 'GP Health' service.  It aims to provide access to mental health support for General Practitioners via a free confidential national self-referral phoneline, website and app, with face-to-face support offered across 13 regions in England including access to psychotherapy assessment and treatment from January 2017.

Reflective Practice Sessions for GPs

There are still places available on Londonwide LMC's series of masterclasses to be held on Wed 12 October and Thurs 10 November.  These sessions will be held at Londonwide's offices in Tavistock Square, London and aim to enable GPs to self-reflect, maintain a high level of patient care and look after their own wellbeing, while achieving a better work-life balance. 

GP Online - two for the price of one!

We are pleased to say that GP Online recently published two items, both highlighting the Cameron Fund's concerns about the burdens facing those GPs trying to return to General Practice.

The first, a News item written by Nick Bostock: GPs returning to UK practice struggling to cope financially, warns Cameron Fund Read here

NHS England acknowledges our concerns

"We have raised this issue with the MDOs, and have committed to undertake further work
on this"

In response to the joint letter from the Cameron Fund, the Royal Medical Foundation and the Royal Medical Benevoplent Fund - that voiced the charities' concerns about the increased number of GP Returners asking for help with their sky-high indemnity costs - Dr David Geddes, Head of Primary Care Commissioning states that NHS England "are aware that the burden of rising indemnity costs is a factor in GPs decisions about their career choices and area of work".

See you in Harrogate

Once again the Cameron Fund will be having a stand at the RCGP Conference, held at the Harrogate International Centre from 6th-8th October.

This year is the 50th Anniversay of the 1966 GP Contract, which was negotiated by a team led by our founder Sir James Cameron.  To celebrate this milestone we are holding a drinks reception on the Mezzanine on Thursday 6th from 5:45pm.

If you would like to join us please email: [email protected] or visit us on Stand C04 to pick up a ticket to the event.

GP Returners' struggle with indemnity issues

We receive frequent requests from GPs who are trying their upmost to return to general practice, following an long enforced absence or serious illness.  However, most recently we have seen many more requests for help with medical indemnity costs, which is required to be in place before a GP can accept the offer of a supervised placement, return to the Performer's List and then be judged fit return to work in NHS General Practice.

Our Treasurer Elected as Deputy Chair of BMA Council

We are delighted that our Treasurer, Dr David Wrigley, has been elected Deputy Chair of BMA Council.

Many congratulations to David from his fellow Trustees and the Cameron Fund staff.