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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.
Safety is the biggest concern when it comes to private primary care services, the CQC has revealed.
GPs have seen a significant increase in the number of patients requesting medicinal cannabis, according to new research.
Exclusive Seven-day access will be reviewed to make sure it is 'sensible' for practices, as part of the move to primary care networks, NHS England has said.
The BMA GP Committee has changed its stance on GP firearm checks, removing its advice that GPs should not flag the records of patients with firearms.
GPs registered in England will not be automatically added to the Welsh performers list due to concerns about Capita’s involvement in checking applications.
Errors with the Capita-run Primary Care Support England (PCSE) pensions submission website are stopping GPs from submitting their pension forms, Pulse understands.
Younger GPs are being advised by their accountants to cut clinical hours to avoid extra pension charges, the BMA GP Committee chair has warned.
GPs must provide a plan for how they will cope in the case of a no-deal Brexit, according to some CCGs.
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.