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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The chair of the RCGP will today attack the ‘bully boy’ tactics adopted by tech firms, who are ‘siphoning off’ younger and fitter patients.
The leading GP in NHS England has suggested that GPs should be ‘pleased’ when small practices close, as there are ‘too many’ of them struggling to meet patient demand.
Jeremy Hunt has been appointed foreign secretary, with digital, culture, media and sport secretary Matt Hancock named as his successor as health secretary.
Jaimie Kaffash examines how full-time GP numbers continue to decrease despite record numbers of trainees being recruited.
The Government has reversed its policy of sharing GP patient data with the Home Office for immigration purposes with immediate effect.
The GMC is currently investigating 30 doctors, including 19 GPs, in cases connecting to online prescribing, Pulse has learned.
Online prescribing companies are prescribing high volumes of antibiotics, inhalers and opioids without talking to patients’ registered GPs, a major report from the CQC has found.
The chair of the GMC has said he is ‘extremely sorry’ for the distress caused to the medical profession after the regulator went to High Court to strike off a junior doctor.
A fitness-to-practise tribunal has found against the GMC, after it pursued a case against a surgeon who was cleared of manslaughter charges.
The health secretary has announced a review into the application of gross negligence manslaughter charges in medicine following the Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba case.
Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba’s e-portfolio reflections were not used against her in court, despite ‘wide misreporting’ that they were, her medical defence organisation has claimed.
An influential international doctors group has accused the GMC of treating black and minority ethnic doctors ‘differently and harshly’, following a controversial High Court case last week.
A third of practices have run out of flu vaccines or are running low, with some reporting they are having to borrow vaccines from other practices and have been struggling to replenish stocks, a Pulse survey has revealed.
The BMA’s GP Committee has written to NHS England about the ‘unacceptable’ problems with Capita’s primary care support services, and said it will support ’practices and individual doctors in taking legal routes to seek resolution’.
Exclusive Most CCGs have invested a proportion of the funding promised by managers to ensure in-hours GP access is improved, but 13 have yet to invest a single penny.
GPs spend on average 55 hours a year on the revalidation process – equivalent to 1,300 full-time GPs working eight sessions a week – a Pulse survey has revealed.
Equality campaigner Professor Aneez Esmail won a lifetime achievement award at the General Practice Awards in London last night.
NHS England will ban GPs from prescribing over-the-counter medicines for 34 self-limiting conditions under proposals to be released in the new year
Almost one in three calls to NHS 111 will be assessed by a clinician under plans to ‘beef up’ the helpline, NHS England has said today.
Exclusive NHS managers are ‘rushing’ funding to GP practices to help them stave off closure, in a bid to spend up to £16m worth of money by the April deadline.