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 support services that were outsourced to private company Capita in a cost-cutting exercise are now at acceptable levels after a year of disruption for practices, NHS England has told Pulse.
The Government's plans to boost access to GP appointments and expand the workforce lack credibility, according to an influentiual committee of MPs.
Exclusive The number of doctors investigated by the GMC fell to the lowest level in almost a decade last year, Pulse can reveal.
Regions seeking to ration access to elective care services by introducing new thresholds or ‘lifestyle’ criteria, like stopping smoking, must now seek pre-approval from NHS England ‘at least four weeks’ in advance.
GPs have a duty to inform the DVLA when they learn a patient is driving with a medical condition that makes them unfit to do so and in spite of medical advice to stop, defence organisations have said.
Over three-quarters of patients value continuity of GP care, with almost two-thirds preferring to see the same GP every time, a survey has shown.
A surgery in one of the country’s most established super practices has been rated Inadequate and placed in special measures by the CQC following an inspection.
The NHS is looking to borrow money from private financiers to pay for local plans to boost GP and primary care services and reduce pressure on hospitals.
UK patients are among the most sceptical in the world about the prospect of consulting with 'chat bots', and having robotic surgery, a survey has found.
Only temporary contracts have been awarded in new GP practice procurements in London since the new Health and Social Care Act was introduced in 2013, the Government has revealed.
Exclusive Rising numbers of GPs have experienced some form of verbal, written or physical abuse from patients in the past 12 months, an investigation has revealed.
Local government leaders have told health secretary Jeremy Hunt that Government plans for general practice 'at scale' will fail without more funding.
Only 500 of the extra medical school places pledged by the Government to ensure 'self-sufficiency' in homegrown doctors will come on stream in 2018, it has been revealed.
A medical charity is urging GPs to keep information about certain patients out of NHS records to prevent it being passed on to the Home Office.
GPs who have been left unable to work for months due to delays in Capita’s performers list registration processes should not expect compensation for lost earnings, the Department of Health has said.
Exclusive A 7,600-patient practice is claiming to have been left without £100,000 in assorted payments this year because of upheaval since NHS England scrapped local payment offices for a national system.
GP practices are to have their waiting times for appointments published under a drive to improve access, says NHS chief executive Simon Stevens.
Practices will receive £6.50 for every patient they have to review after a bug in the SystmOne IT system saw hundreds of thousands of cardiovascular risk scores estimated incorrectly.
Pressures on GP partners must ease or rattled trainees will leave the country to find opportunities overseas, the new junior doctor leader has warned.
A GP out-of-hours service may be relocated to a nearby hospital trust to ‘alleviate pressure’ on the A&E department under CCG plans.