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.
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.
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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.
The challenges in general practice are ‘not something the health secretary is going to solve for you’, health secretary Jeremy Hunt told GPs today
GP practices may be able to provide patients with direct access to a physiotherapist, rather than with a GP, from next year says an NHS England director.
The state-backed indemnity scheme announced by Jeremy Hunt last week is intended to apply to practice staff as well as GPs, the DH has confirmed.
GPs are in for a workload hit after NHS England uncovered a further 162,000 pieces of clinical correspondence lost in an NHS blunder.
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.
Practices are continuing to work in 10-minute appointment slots when they should be varying appointment length, NHS England’s head of general practice development has said.
The Department of Health has warned GPs about the potential liabilities they may incur by taking up a ‘half-price indemnity offer’ launched hours after the Government announced a state-backed scheme.
Local GP leaders have written to Capita and the Government to complain that primary care support services are still failing practices, two years after the contract was outsourced nationally.
Exclusive Any reductions in GP indemnity costs 'will depend on negotiations' and cannot yet be guaranteed, the Department of Health has told Pulse.
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.
Exclusive NHS Property Services has urged GPs to pay what it says has accrued to more than £90m of outstanding premises fees.
A new patient safety watchdog has been given powers to investigate serious incidents or risks to patients in GP practices and NHS trusts under a draft bill laid before Parliament today.