NHS announces suppliers for GP IT Futures framework Subscription
NHS Digital is to award contracts to 69 suppliers to deliver its new GP IT systems.
Proposed changes to the NHS Pension Scheme are a temporary ‘sticking plaster’ solution that won’t fix the pension crisis, the BMA has said.
The UK faces delays to childhood nasal spray flu vaccine next month, with GPs urged to prioritise children with the greatest risk from flu infection.
The benefits of statins for primary prevention in healthy patients is unclear and in some cases a ’waste of healthcare resources’, according to a study in the BMJ.
A shortage of medicine could have a ’significant impact’ on patients, the BMA has warned after Government figures showed nearly a fifth of medicine suppliers have yet to build up a six-week stockpile in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Public Health England and the NHS have launched Every Mind Matters, a resource to help people manage and improve their mental health, urging GPs to refer their patients to its tools.
The government’s green paper on preventing ill health 'lacks ambition' and falls short in key areas, the BMA has said in its response to proposals.
The last stage in the rollout of the Electronic Prescription Service will be done in November in a bid to increase efficiency and save hundreds of millions every year, primary care minister Jo Churchill has announced.
Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, outgoing chair of the RCGP, is to lead a new government-funded national academy supporting social prescribing projects.
Exclusive GPs will be required to submit photographs with any referrals for skin cancer, which will determine whether the patient is seen by specialists, under plans from CCGs in the North East of England.
The GMC is to roll out changes to how it handles one-off mistakes by GPs and other doctors, after a pilot found full investigations were not needed in 65% of cases.
GPs are having to make referrals on behalf on non-NHS providers because private groups don’t have access to the e-Referral Service, which is mandatory for all NHS providers.
Nearly nine out of 10 GP partners are at high or very high risk of burnout, according to a BMA report on mental health in the sector.
GPs in England will receive just 9p of new funding per patient this year to cover the costs of inflation and the new work involved in the GMS contract, with the bulk of the global sum uplift coming from money recycled elsewhere.
Scottish Greens call for increase in GP fundingSubscription
The Scottish Greens have called for a vote in Holyrood this week to boost funding for GPs in an effort to tackle a ’crisis’ in retention and recruitment.
NHS England approves merger of four CCGs in Cheshire Subscription
Four Cheshire CCGs will merge in April 2020 following formal approval of plans by NHS England/Improvement.