Carolyn Wickware is senior reporter on Pulse covering political, business and educational issues for GPs.
She started at Pulse in 2016 after completing a masters in magazine journalism at City University of London. She did her undergraduate degree in English and Psychology at the Western University in Canada.
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A number of GP practices are set to receive extra funding from their CCG to make up for the loss of their minimum practice income guarantee (MPIG) payments.
NHS Digital has paid management consultants £1.2m to assist with its overhaul of GP IT systems, due next year.
Exclusive GPs are being promised extra money for cutting secondary care referral rates to 'below the average' in their area, in the latest 'cash for cuts' scheme to be unveiled by Pulse.
GPs are putting patient safety at risk by redirecting incorrectly addressed mail to Capita instead of back to the original sender, according to a notice on the Primary Care Support England website.
The way CQC fees are to be calculated for GP providers will remain the same in 2019/20, the regulator has said.
Patients could be able to access their genomic sequence from their patient record in a similar way to accessing ‘bank account details’, the health secretary has said.
Exclusive Commissioners in parts of England have suggested they will charge GPs up to £1,800 a year to access data protection officers that are required under new laws, Pulse can reveal.
Exclusive A flagship programme to relieve pressured GP practices has so far freed up 121,000 hours of clinical time, NHS England has claimed.
Exclusive A 2,000-patient GP practice in Nottingham has avoided deregistration after taking the CQC to tribunal, Pulse has learned.
Children and adolescents will still face ‘significant unmet need’ in accessing mental health services even if the Government meets its targets, an official report has warned.
The Government has lifted a cap on the amount the NHS pension scheme can now pay upfront towards a GP’s annual tax charge.
CCGs are in talks about bringing over GPs from Australia with a relocation package worth £18,500 under NHS England’s international GP recruitment programme.
The BMA has called for the NHS’s long-term plan to allow GPs to set workload limits, in an effort to avoid ‘a series of serious issues’ in primary care.
The MDU has urged the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to clarify their clinical standards for GPs.
Exclusive GP practices using EMIS Web may receive incorrect QOF payments at the end of the year, as a result of NHS Digital's push to replace Read codes.
GP leaders have called on NHS England to provide 'similar support' to GP practices after trusts were given a multi-million pound winter bailout today.
Some CCGs are failing to invest in the GP retention scheme due to financial pressures, the BMA has warned.
GPs in London have opposed NHS England's proposed changes to the GP funding model.
The RCGP chair has called on the health secretary to clarify his position on GP at Hand after he endorsed the app for a national roll out earlier this month.
The GMC is set to consult on whether international graduates can continue to gain a medical license by demonstrating their eligibility for GP registration.