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A survey of nearly 1,400 UK GPs has revealed the various ways they practise defensively due to fear of being sued for clinical negligence.
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Health Education England is investing £10 million in a new scheme to help trainee doctors return to training after taking time out.
Wales should be seeking to emulate much of the new Scottish contract when drawing up its own plans for general practice, an assistant medical director for NHS Wales has suggested.
The NHS should restore locally-based individuals for practices to contact for problems with support services as an ‘urgent consideration’ after it was lost when Capita took on responsibility, the body representing medical accountants has said.
Exclusive GPs are reporting annual indemnity premiums increase of more than £1,000 despite a ‘price freeze’ pledged by one of the UK’s main indemnity organisations.
Full details of the new Scottish GP contract, including funding arrangements, are likely to be released to the profession in early November after negotiators confirmed they were making ‘good progress’.
NHS England will announce plans today to roll out health checks to more patients using wider local authority and third sector workforces.
The director of primary care at NHS England, Dr Arvind Madan, has said that the ‘jury’s still out’ on whether the GP Forward View is working.
More than half of GP trainees say they are being put of their chosen career due to ‘soul-destroying media coverage’ and ‘GP bashing’ in the press and by politicians.
GP practice vandalised five times in a monthSubscription
Police have arrested two people in connection with a practice in Edinburgh being vandalised five times.
The Conservative Party election manifesto has pledged £8bn extra a year for the NHS, a right to remain for EU staff in the NHS and for everyone in England to have seven-day GP access by 2019.