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 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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
The health secretary has announced a review into the application of gross negligence manslaughter charges in medicine following the Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba case.
A fitness-to-practise tribunal has found against the GMC, after it pursued a case against a surgeon who was cleared of manslaughter charges.
Gabapentinoids are set to become controlled drugs, after a spike in the number of related deaths and series of studies warning about the adverse effects of the medication.
The health secretary will today announce plans for a new ‘state-backed’ indemnity scheme for GP practices that will see them paying a membership fee to have their fees covered.
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.
Exclusive Almost half of GPs say their ability to care for patients has been affected by the stress of general practice, a Pulse survey of more than 800 GPs has revealed.
The new Scottish contract will be unlikely to bring about big pay rises for GPs, the head of Scottish GPs has told the Pulse Live audience in Glasgow.
Exclusive The chief executive of NHS Scotland has suggested he will consider urgent measures to support practices on the brink while the proposed new contract is being implemented.
Talks between the BMA and property companies over sky-high service charges have completely broken down, while practices are continuing to be presented with six-figure bills.