Jaimie has been with Pulse full time since December 2012, having freelanced with the magazine for six months before that. Before joining Pulse, he worked on a number of financial magazines, including Accountancy Age, CFO World and Public Finance.
He was nominated for journalist of the year and story of the year for his reporting on NHS 111 at the 2013 Medical Journalists’ Association awards, and has been nominated for scoop of the year at the 2013 British Society of Magazine Editors awards, again for reporting on NHS 111.
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Exclusive More than 60% of GPs in England surveyed earlier this month viewed the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic negatively, including more than a quarter viewing it ‘very negatively’.
The BMA has called for face masks to become compulsory in GP practices, after the Government announced they will be mandatory in hospitals.
Criticism is mounting over the Government review looking at the disproportionate risk to black, Asian and minority ethnic people from Covid-19, with primary care experts labelling it a ‘whitewash’.
The number of fully qualified full-time equivalent GPs dropped by 2.5% from March 2019 to March 2020, the latest official figures show.
Exclusive Two PCNs – one covering 85,000 patients – have opted out of the Network DES for 2020/21 due to concerns around the workload involved in the services specifications, a group of LMCs has told Pulse.
The Government is set to scale up testing, including early testing for healthcare workers and testing for asymptomatic individuals on whether they have already had the disease, the chief medical officer has announced.
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GPs should continue treatment with ACE inhibitors and ARBs, the Council on Hypertension of the European Society of Cardiology has said.
The RCGP has said there is ‘confusion’ around the advice being given to GPs on triaging potential coronavirus cases.
The BMA’s GP Committee has voted to hold a special LMCs conference on the network DES specifications following a meeting in London today.
GP leaders have voted for a motion for home visits to be removed from core GP contract work at the England LMCs conference in London in a shock result.
Health secretary Matt Hancock has supported the proposals from NHS England to pay the pensions tax of GPs and consultants - but warns that details need to be clarified.
Primary care networks have gone down ‘incredibly well’ and will help alleviate the workload crisis in general practice, the health secretary has claimed in an exclusive interview with Pulse.
Exclusive: Health secretary Matt Hancock has told Pulse in an exclusive interview he is in talks with the Treasury about removing the pensions tax allowance taper that the BMA says is responsible for scores of doctors reducing hours or retiring early.
The Conservative Party has pledged to create 50 million more GP appointments a year by 6,000 new doctors to general practice by 2024/25, health secretary Matt Hancock has announced.
GP practices’ income from the NHS increased by 1.8% last year - way below the overall funding uplift of 3.4% in 2018/19 - official figures released today have revealed.
NHS England has suggested minimal changes to the ‘out-of-area’ patient choice scheme used by private company Babylon to register patients from across London and Birmingham
Babylon will be forced to open new premises across England, and existing primary care networks will be obliged to take them on under new proposals launched today by NHS England.
Doctors have been threatened with eviction, left without a pension for a year and unable to finalise wills following Capita pension errors, the BMA has heard.
The ‘state-backed’ indemnity scheme will be open to all GPs, including locums and sessional work, for all NHS work, the health secretary has announced.
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has said it is writing to all GPs and primary care staff working in England to announce a 50% cost in indemnity subscriptions from next month.