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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A total of 17 CCGs have more than £2m remaining funds available between them for practices to potentially access by the end of the financial year, a Pulse Intelligence investigation has found
GPs on more than £150k a year to be namedSubscription
GPs will be prevented from drawing ‘unexpectedly high’ salaries under new measures in the new GP contract, NHS England has announced.
The new GP contract has guaranteed GMS contract funding uplifts every year on top of funding the indemnity of all GPs and general practice staff.
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.
Government plans to expand mental health services for children over the next four years have already been thrown into doubt, after NHS England’s lead on mental health admitted recruitment of the necessary workforce may need to be rethought.
Exclusive NHS England's plan to draw up national guidelines preventing GP prescribing of certain over-the-counter or low-value medicines are 'unworkable' and 'totally unacceptable', the GPC's clinical lead has said.
NHS bosses in England have until 19 May to overhaul asthma care in general practice after a coroner has demanded action to prevent future deaths.
The Government’s drive to get GP practices to refer patients for help with social problems like housing and loneliness is not supported by research evidence and is an ‘unacceptable’ use of precious NHS resources, health policy experts have warned.
A third of patients diagnosed with cancer in an emergency had not been to see their GP about any symptoms beforehand, a study has revealed.
NHS England 'investigating QOF payment problems'Subscription
NHS bosses have been forced to step in to sort out problems with QOF data extraction that have left many GP practices across England facing a severe shortfall on their expected payments.
Almost all women presenting with typical symptoms of a urinary tract infection did have a bacterial infection, even when standard tests of their urine were negative, a study in Belgium found.
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.
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
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.
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.