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 have 700,000 more patients registered for care in June 2017 than they did 11 months previously, official NHS England figures reveal.
GP training bosses are making plans for a scenario where England is 1,000 GPs short within five years, compared with the number needed to meet patient demand.
A group of GPs is talking to debt collectors about ‘going after Capita’ for unpaid trainee salaries, maternity pay and pension deductions.
Thousands of patients should be switched back to generic pregabalin for neuropathic pain next month, as new NHS England guidance reverses its 2015 directive requiring GPs to only prescribe the branded form Lyrica.
NHS England has been forced to U-turn on its decision to dock rent reimbursements for allowing nurses and midwives to use rooms in GP practices.
A CCG has teamed up with a local rugby squad to raise awareness about pressures on the NHS and choosing the right service.
Exclusive GPs owed thousands have enlisted professional debt collectors after a national locum agency failed to pay out their earnings in time, Pulse can reveal.
An MP appointed as a health minister has vowed to make sure GP practices ‘take responsibility’ for having appropriate staffing for patient demand as ‘they get the money to do so’.
Exclusive GPs are reporting that budget cuts are affecting postgraduate training, leading to fears that education will be increasingly provided by drug companies who are trying to promote their products.
Almost half of locum and salaried GPs previously worked as a GP partner, with many citing they had turned to sessional work to regain control of their workload, a BMA survey of sessional GPs has found.
GP practices have convinced 18,000 patients to take up Zumba, cookery classes and other NHS-backed lifestyle interventions as part of NHS’s flagship Diabetes Prevention Programme.
GP practices will see their individual patient uptake for cervical cancer screening published in a bid to boost rates.
A GP commissioner and the head of one of the country’s flagship seven-day access schemes have been awarded an Order of the British Empire for their services to primary care in the Queen’s birthday honours list
The programme for GP practices to individually bag and label the records of patients transferring is set to begin its national rollout next month.
Cuts to the health education budget, which have led to training programmes for GPs and trainees being scaled back, were a trade-off to allow the development of physician associates, training bosses have said.
Exclusive GP practices on the brink of closure are to be offered ‘change management’ support from management consultants KPMG, paid for with money from the GP Forward View rescue package.
Exclusive The number of instances in which GP practices saw their data handling scrutinised by the Information Commissioner has risen dramatically, amid a rise in sharing of patient records with other healthcare providers.
Exclusive Promised GP premises investment will stretch to less than half of approved practice bids across London, CCGs have warned.
GP practices that have been affected by primary care support service failures are being urged to send their financial compensation claims to NHS England.
GPs have been particularly hard hit by ‘underfunding and neglect from the Conservatives’ according to the Liberal Democrats' manifesto, which pledges to support GPs so the NHS can ‘survive and thrive’.