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.
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 NHS England has banned practices from sending patient information on CDs or memory sticks, despite GMC Good Medical Practice guidance allowing it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NHS England claims to have recruited more than half of the 5,000 pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals that were pledged to support the GP workforce by 2020.
Exclusive New peer review schemes are 'focusing on the wrong target', GP leaders have said, as official NHS data showed GP referrals to hospitals are actually in decline.
GPs can expect a ‘very substantial medium-term solution’ to the looming indemnity crisis in the ‘not too distant future’, NHS England’s chief executive has said.
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.