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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GP practices in Essex have been told they will have to catch up on targets for NHS Health Checks once the service is re-established post Covid-19, or they could face having payments clawed back.
Exclusive The BMA and NHS England are in discussions about payments made to GPs under the Quality and Outcomes Framework system for the rest of the year.
Exclusive GPs may not be reimbursed for costs relating to Covid-19 unless NHS England can prove it has caused practices 'additional costs', Pulse has learned.
GP practices should not furlough employees and claim back part of their wages under a Government scheme designed to help struggling businesses through the Covid-19 crisis, NHS England has advised.
Exclusive GP practices in some areas have been given a cash boost worth £1 per patient by their CCGs, to help cover the extra costs of managing the Covid-19 pandemic response.
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.
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
GPs have been advised to stop taking responsibility for patients’ anticoagulation management after CCGs refused to commission and fund the service properly.
Exclusive A vast majority of the 3,000 new ‘practice-based’ mental health workers promised in last year's GP Forward View will not be working in practices after all, Pulse has learned.