Caroline has been with Pulse since March 2013 and was clinical reporter and now deputy features editor.
Previously she worked in biomedical research, before switching to writing news and features for specialist clinician websites.
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Exclusive GPs are referring more vulnerable children and adults than ever for protection against abuse or neglect, but Pulse can reveal that their concerns are often going unheard.
Exclusive NHS England is working with commissioners to determine whether GPs can be expected to prescribe warfarin as part of their core work, Pulse has learnt.
Grassroots GPs have instructed the GPC to launch a ‘national debate’ with Government and health bosses on what care the NHS should stop funding.
GP leaders have been instructed by the LMCs Conference to negotiate to retain the QOF in England, marking a U-turn from the GPC's current policy.
Grassroots GPs have renewed their call for the Government to allow GP practices to charge their own patients for non-NHS treatments.
GPs from the BMA have voted to demand the Government agrees to reimburse in full their indemnity fees in the face of crippling rises in premiums.
CQC inspectors are to start checking whether GPs and nurses are certified to carry out spirometry as part of routine inspections of practices’ competency, it has emerged.
A local council in Suffolk has secured £35,000 to spend on a new social prescribing pilot including ‘Men in sheds’ and ‘knit and natter’ groups in a bid to cut GP workload in one area.
Exclusive The Liberal Democrats would drop current Government plans to enforce routine seven-day GP appointments across England, their shadow on health policy has said.
Norman Lamb: 'We shouldn't make back-of-a-fag-packet calculations on GP workforce figures'Subscription
Former health minister Norman Lamb speaks to Pulse
Exclusive GP leaders have met with NHS clinical chiefs to discuss altering QOF diabetes indicators next year, casting doubt on whether the QOF will be abolished in next year’s GP contract, Pulse has learnt.
Plans drawn up by NICE to get GPs to switch to prescribing cheap tablets for asthma instead of a combination inhaler have been criticised by GP experts, who have warned the move ‘could cost lives’.
Exclusive NICE is to open up its planned guidelines on asthma diagnosis for a second consultation, after GPs piloting the newly recommended algorithm found the tests involved were expensive, time consuming and did not necessarily improve the accuracy of diagnosis, Pulse has learned.
The Government has called on NHS England to ensure GPs start providing same-day appointments to patients aged over 75, under a new Government mandate aimed at delivering on a pre-election manifesto commitment.
MPs have called on GPs to refer women more promptly for suspected gynaecological problems and to provide them with more information, after finding women were ‘not being treated appropriately’.
The Government needs to take more robust action to stop industry offering cheap deals on unhealthy food and drink products to tackle childhood obesity, MPs have said.
GP practices across the UK are being asked to try out a new, non-invasive test for Barrett’s oesophagus in people with acid-reflux symptoms, to help improve early detection of oesophageal cancer.
Recent cuts to public health budgets are a ‘false economy’ that will end up costing an already overstretched NHS and the wider UK economy billions of pounds, health policy experts have warned.
The Government’s new four-week cancer waiting standard will be introduced from April 2018 in a move to save an extra 5,000 lives over the next two years, NHS chiefs have announced.
Exclusive GPs in the South West are losing a vital support service from their local pharmacists after NHS England pulled out of funding a minor ailments scheme, Pulse has learned.