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Exclusive CCGs are trying to force practices to form primary care networks in a certain way, without consideration for working relationships or GP opinions, according to a practice consultant for GP networks.
Members of the public are being encouraged to take an online test to find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and see their GP if they are labelled at-risk.
The NHS diabetes prevention programme is set to double in size, after figures show that patients who completed the scheme lost nearly 60,000kg between them.
GP practices will need to participate in peer-review meetings within their primary care network, as part of new indicators added to the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF).
Male GPs earn 33% more than their female counterparts, according to a major review of the gender pay gap in the NHS.
NICE is to reduce thresholds for considering high blood pressure treatment, including for patients with a risk of CVD, according to new draft guidelines.
The Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service review hearing for Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has been set for 8 and 9 April.
NICE is set to develop new guidance for GPs and other health professionals on prescription drug dependence and how to manage withdrawal.
The BMA has ‘delivered’ on a number of GP demands - including reducing workload, increasing the workforce and bringing an end to austerity - the GP Committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey will tell the LMC UK conference today.
Babylon GP at Hand getting the greenlight on its expansion to other cities – before the independent review on the service has been completed – ‘simply beggars belief’, according to BMA GP Committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey.
The running of the NHS cervical screening programme administration will be taken off Capita and brought back in house, NHS England has announced.
GP numbers will fall ‘substantially short of demand’, even though there is a major focus on increasing GP trainee numbers by 2024, posing a 'fundermental threat' to primary care, according to a major new report.
GPs in areas close to London should have their pay weighted to match those in the city, in an attempt to stop them leaving the local area for higher wages, MPs have argued.
GPs have seen a significant increase in the number of patients requesting medicinal cannabis, according to new research.
Safety is the biggest concern when it comes to private primary care services, the CQC has revealed.
A pilot of Public Health England’s controversial 'heart age' test covering one part of England, sent nearly 800 patients to their GP over two months, according to the campaign evaluation.
Medical accountants have cautiously welcomed the new five-year GP contract, which they say is largely ‘positive’ and could leave GPs ‘better off’.
All patients will need to be covered by a primary care network, even if not all practices join them, according to the new GP contract.
Patients registered with Babylon GP at Hand are experiencing long waits for travel vaccines, as the service is struggling to meet rising demand.
Severe cuts across the board to public health services proposed by a Midlands council will see GPs inundated with patients, as they will be expected to cover work previously performed by sexual health and alcohol and drug dependency services.