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Four out of five GPs order extra tests due to fear of being sued by patientsSubscription

21 Dec 2017 By Valeria Fiore

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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​HEE pledges £10 million to help trainee doctors return to work Subscription

30 Nov 2017 By Michelle Madsen

Health Education England is investing £10 million in a new scheme to help trainee doctors return to training after taking time out.

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Wales 'should follow Scotland' on new GP contractSubscription

28 Nov 2017 By Emma Wilkinson

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.

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Accountants call for changes to Capita support serviceSubscription

28 Nov 2017 By Poppy Moore

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.

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GP facing indemnity increase of 12% despite MDDUS 'price freeze' Subscription

10 Oct 2017 By

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.

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Scottish contract details to be released in early November, GPC saysSubscription

04 Oct 2017

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’.

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Fire crews to take blood pressure reading in NHS Health Checks rollout Subscription

12 Sep 2017 By

NHS England will announce plans today to roll out health checks to more patients using wider local authority and third sector workforces.

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'Jury still out' on GP Forward View, admits NHS England leadSubscription

11 Sep 2017 By

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. 

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GP trainees put off career by negative messages from media and politiciansSubscription

17 Aug 2017 By Julia Gregory

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. 

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GP practice vandalised five times in a monthSubscription

15 Jun 2017 By Eleanor Bird

Police have arrested two people in connection with a practice in Edinburgh being vandalised five times.

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Tories bring forward deadline for universal seven-day GP access to 2019Subscription

18 May 2017 By

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.

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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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Situation vacant: Pulse uncovers 'staggering' GP shortfallSubscription

31 May 2017

GP vacancy rates are at their highest ever, finds Jaimie Kaffash

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