People with mental health problems in the Netherlands now also face waiting lists at doctor's officers, according to an annual survey by the national association for general practitioners LHV. 52 percent of doctors indicated that they have waiting lists because they have no time to help mental health patients immediately
The Ministries of Public Health and Security and Justice are temporarily making money available for family doctors to pay for telephonic interpreters when they're treating refugees. General practitioners are happy that the government is doing so, but feel it should be a permanent arrangemen
Doctors fear they will no longer be able to refer youth to necessary specialists, once the cities take over the budget for youth care next year. At the same time the cities take control of youth care, the available budget is cut with 15 percent.
The Health Care Inspectorate (IGZ) will disclose the report on the conduct of general practitioner Tromp from Tuitjenhorn to the public after all.
GPs have almost unanimously accepted the healthcare agreement on Tuesday that was signed this summer. This is announced by the National Association of General Practitioners (LHV).