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GP practice managers will become eligible for £20k partnership incentiveSubscription

03 Jul 2020 By Awil Mohamoud

NHS England is ‘working on’ including practice managers in the £20,000 ‘new to partnership’ scheme, which opened to applications for clinical staff earlier this week.

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Public needs to access Covid case count as easily as weather forecast, says BMASubscription

03 Jul 2020 By

The public should be able to access information on the local situation for Covid-19 cases in their local area as easy as they find news on the weather, pollen count or traffic, the BMA has said.

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More than 5,000 settings received faulty face masks from GP wholesalersSubscription

03 Jul 2020 By Costanza Pearce

Exclusive More than 5,000 'GP practices and others’ received faulty face masks which posed a risk to users, Pulse has learned

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GMC to restart fitness-to-practise investigations this monthSubscription

03 Jul 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

The GMC has set out its plans to restart fitness to practise (FTP) investigations this month.

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Many more patients should shield in second Covid spike, says DHSC adviserSubscription

03 Jul 2020 By Costanza Pearce

Exclusive Patients with diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease should be added to the list of clinically extremely vulnerable patients who should shield during a second Covid-19 spike, experts have said.

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Calls for this season's flu programme to be extended to all over 50Subscription

03 Jul 2020 By

This year's flu vaccination programme should be extended to all over 50s to avoid the normal flu season 'bringing the NHS to a grinding halt', the Royal College of Physicians has said.

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MSPs call for ministers to consider fully salaried GP serviceSubscription

02 Jul 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) are calling for urgent revisions to the GP contract, including potentially a fully salaried service.

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GP practices will see faulty face masks replaced by the GovernmentSubscription

02 Jul 2020 By Costanza Pearce

GPs will see unsafe face masks which they have had to throw away replaced and the 'issue is now resolved', the Department of Health and Social Care has said.

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Two areas set to pilot call-before-you-walk A&E modelSubscription

02 Jul 2020 By

NHS England will pilot a system of having patients call NHS 111 before attending A&E in Portsmouth and London.

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Jeremy Hunt finally admits he wants 'talk before you walk' A&EsSubscription

02 Jul 2020 By

Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has finally admitted that he would like to see a ‘talk before you walk’ system for patients attending A&E departments.