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DHSC announces £150m cyber security plan in the wake of NHS hack attackSubscription

01 May 2018 By

The Government has promised to spend £150m on cyber security for the NHS over the next three years, following a serious hack attack on more than one third of trusts last year.

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GPs to be covered by new 'zero tolerance' policy against abuse from patientsSubscription

31 Oct 2018 By Beth Gault

GPs will be protected by a new 'zero tolerance' policy aiming to reduce the number of assaults on NHS staff.

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GP partners in premises lease dispute told they can’t close branch practiceSubscription

26 Oct 2018 By Emma Wilkinson

GPs running a practice in Cardiff have been told they can’t close a branch surgery, despite being locked in a dispute with the landlord of the premises.

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CQC fee calculation to remain the same for GPs in 2019/20Subscription

25 Oct 2018 By

The way CQC fees are to be calculated for GP providers will remain the same in 2019/20, the regulator has said.

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GP practices suffering IT problems for weeks following 'air-conditioning failure'Subscription

22 Oct 2018 By Beth Gault

GP practices across West Yorkshire have experienced IT problems for almost two weeks, after a failed air-conditioning unit forced a shutdown of servers covering three CCGs.

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Leaked NHS memo warns pensions errors may affect 'large proportion of GPs'Subscription

18 Oct 2018 By

Exclusive NHS England has privately warned that a review of NHS pensions could have a 'significant' impact on a 'large proportion of the GP community', in a confidential briefing seen by Pulse.

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'Inadequate' GP practice avoids CQC deregistration by appealing to tribunalSubscription

15 Oct 2018 By

Exclusive A 2,000-patient GP practice in Nottingham has avoided deregistration after taking the CQC to tribunal, Pulse has learned.

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EMIS surveys 300k GP patients on NHS privatisation and paying to skip queueSubscription

08 Oct 2018 By

Exclusive NHS IT system provider EMIS Health has sent out a survey to 300,000 GP patients asking whether they would consider paying to see their GP more quickly.

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GP at Hand improves health access for migrants and homeless, finds reviewSubscription

15 Aug 2018 By

Babylon’s GP at Hand smartphone app ‘advances equality of access to GP services’, an assessment of its impact on patients has found.

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LMC warns against GPs using practice address to register homeless patients Subscription

08 Aug 2018 By

Local GP leaders have advised their practices not to register homeless patients using their surgery’s address, contrary to NHS England advice.

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Quarter of QOF indicators to be scrapped under new proposalsSubscription

04 Jul 2018 By

A quarter of QOF indicators could be cut under new proposals drawn up following a review of the framework.