Alex Matthews-King is a senior reporter at Pulse
He has been working for Pulse since November 2013, having converted to journalism after studying Zoology at Sheffield University.
He focuses on developments in the IT and commissioning sectors, as well as regional news for London and the South.
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GP practices will be reimbursed for administering some vaccinations that fall outside of the routine schedule under a special tariff being developed in one area.
The Department of Health has invited health and care providers to bid for up to £300,000 a year for social prescribing schemes, which it has said can reduce demand in general practice.
The CQC has launched a consultation on changes to fees for GP practices, expected to result in increased costs for one-site practices with large list sizes.
Around 600 GP practices were affected by the IT attack that caused havoc in the NHS earlier this year, a report by the National Audit Office has found.
Exclusive NHS England has banned practices from sending patient information on CDs or memory sticks, despite GMC Good Medical Practice guidance allowing it.
NHS England is undertaking a review of CCG spending to ensure that the £171m pledged in the GP Forward View to boost practice ‘transformation’ and deliver extra appointment capacity is being spent.
Exclusive Any reductions in GP indemnity costs 'will depend on negotiations' and cannot yet be guaranteed, the Department of Health has told Pulse.
NHS England’s director of primary care has said progress in delivering the £1bn investment promised to transform GP premises and IT has not been fast enough.
Patients should not put pressure on their GPs to prescribe antibiotics according to a TV and social media advertising campaign that will run across England for the next two months.
GP leaders are calling for the Government to extend guarantees to reimburse VAT, stamp duty and legal fees until a long-running dispute over premises leases has been resolved.
NHS England is set to collect 'potentially misleading' appointment data, GP leaders have said, as details of its new system to track access are unveiled.
Exclusive GPs are reporting annual indemnity premiums increase of more than £1,000 despite a ‘price freeze’ pledged by one of the UK’s main indemnity organisations.
England will move to an opt-out system for organ donation, meaning everyone will be presumed to be an organ donors unless they express their dissent, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.
NHS England has seemingly rolled back on plans to introduce ‘peer review’ of all GP referrals following a backlash from the profession.
Exclusive The Government may be about to make a major announcement on GP indemnity at the RCGP annual conference on Thursday, Pulse understands.
GP practices' CQC ratings continue to improve, with 93% now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ despite the health and care system ‘straining at the seams’, a report from the watchdog has found.
Exclusive GPs, NHS trusts and private providers are being asked to review referrals and take on patients to tackle a backlog of 30,000 patients waiting for treatment at one NHS trust.
Simon Stevens has challenged the Treasury to commit extra funding for the NHS and staff-pay in Westminster today, ahead of the chancellor's Autumn Statement on 22 November.
Education bosses are recruiting physician associate ‘GP ambassadors’ to promote and develop the new profession’s role in practices, and are offering up to £45,000 for recruits.
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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt will today pledge to run a consultation on whether there should be compulsory regulation for new physician associate roles in the UK.