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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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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.

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BMA declares it has no confidence in the GMCSubscription

27 Jun 2018 By

Leading doctors in the UK have supported a vote of no confidence in the GMC following the controversial Bawa-Garba court case.

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Leading doctors oppose calls to charge patients for GP appointmentsSubscription

25 Jun 2018 By

Leading doctors have rejected calls for the BMA to consider charging patients for GP appointments in order to fund the NHS.

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EU GPs to be paid £80k but pay NHS back if they quit, contract revealsSubscription

11 Jun 2018 By

GPs hired as part of NHS England’s flagship international recruitment scheme will be paid up to £80,000 per year, according to a national contract.

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NHS England invites patients to opt-out of GP record sharing for researchSubscription

25 May 2018 By

NHS England is set to invite patients to opt-out of GP record sharing for research purposes from June.

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One in ten GP partners 'unaware of imminent new data legislation'Subscription

24 May 2018 By

One in six GPs have not heard of new Government data legislation, which will mean providing personal data for free from 25 May.

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GPs to share patient data with social care in Government pilotSubscription

23 May 2018 By

GPs in three areas of England will be expected to share patient data with social care as well as hospitals in the next two years.

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GP numbers are declining faster in areas with low-income patientsSubscription

22 May 2018 By

GP numbers are dwindling faster in areas of England where people earn the least money, according to official data.

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BMA and Government reopen junior doctor contract negotiationsSubscription

21 May 2018 By

BMA and Government officials have reopened negotiations of the junior doctor contract.

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GPs told to ‘hold urgent referrals’ after IT issue prevents electronic referralsSubscription

21 May 2018 By

Exclusive GP leaders in Kent have warned local hospital trusts that they will not support the switch-off of paper referrals for fear that it will compromise patient care.

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GP heroes of the yearSubscription

11 Dec 2017

A selection of those going above and beyond in 2018

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Case studies: CRP testing in GP practices to reduce antibiotic prescribingSubscription

13 Jul 2018

GP Dr John Derrick and Sunderland CCG senior medicines optimisation pharmacist Juliet Fletcher discuss how they have used CRP point-of-care testing in GP practices


The areas where general practice is on the brink of collapseSubscription

31 May 2018 By , Emma Rosser

Postcards from the edge


Portadown: GPs rally as pressures spread to nearby townSubscription

30 May 2018

Postcards from the edge 

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