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New refugee recruitment scheme sees 14 GPs taken on in one regionSubscription

18 Feb 2019 By Anviksha Patel

A total of 14 refugee GPs are being retrained as part of a recruitment scheme in the Sandwell and West Birmingham area.

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Over 70 suppliers bid for GP IT future framework Subscription

19 Aug 2019 By Hiba Mahamadi

NHS Digital has received 73 applications from suppliers to deliver new GP IT systems. 

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GPs told to stop closing for half-days or risk losing £40k in fundingSubscription

19 Aug 2019 By Anviksha Patel

GP practices have been warned to stop closing for half-days or risk losing £40,000 in funding, according to new plans by NHS England

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BMA and RCGP call for 'urgent' investment in GP premisesSubscription

07 Aug 2019 By Lily Canter

Doctors have urged the Prime Minister to urgently invest in GP surgeries to prevent patient care from being ‘put at risk’ and to reduce waiting times.

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NICE publishes new asthma QOF indicators to improve misdiagnosis and overtreatmentSubscription

05 Aug 2019 By Anviksha Patel

NICE has published new indicators to improve diagnosis and care for patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure, all of which could adopted into next year’s QOF framework.

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PM pledges more than £100m for primary care projectsSubscription

05 Aug 2019 By Beth Gault

The new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an extra £1.8bn in funding for the NHS, including over £110m for primary care.

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CCG to cut up to 30% of its discretionary funding for primary care Subscription

31 Jul 2019 By Lea Legraien

A CCG in the East of England has agreed to cut nearly a third of its general practice budget despite national requirements to invest additional resources in primary care networks (PCNs).

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Almost one in five 'good' practices dropped rating this year, CQC reportsSubscription

26 Jul 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Almost a fifth of practices in England rated ‘good’ by the CQC have deteriorated to a lower rating, according to the regulator's annual report

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CQC increases number of criminal actions against medical providers by over 30%Subscription

25 Jul 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The CQC increased the number of enforcement actions it took last year in an effort to ‘protect’ the public.

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Temporary closures at GP practice in crisis townSubscription

24 Jul 2019 By Anviksha Patel

A GP surgery in Wrexham has announced it will close temporarily on 12 days throughout July and August, due to GP staffing issues

More GP funding leads to better patient experience, study showsSubscription

18 Jul 2019 By Beth Gault

More funding for general practice produces better patient experience and continuity of care, according to a new study.

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Analysis: Practices facing tight deadline to form new networksSubscription

04 Apr 2019

Nicola Merrifield looks at what practices can expect from the new networks

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When GPs have been left to deal with emergency situationsSubscription

03 Jan 2019

GPs reveal scenarios in which they are left waiting for long periods after calling 999

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Working life: Caring for elite triathletesSubscription

18 Jul 2019

Dr Tim Baker tells Pulse about volunteering at British Triathlon events

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What networks need to know about VATSubscription

28 Jun 2019

Accountants Lizzy Lloyd and Rob Skilton explain how VAT could affect practices working collaboratively in a primary care network

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Working life: The osteopath GPSubscription

20 Jun 2019

Dr Nick Mann talks us through his working week as a GP who doubles as an osteopath 

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