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GPs missing out on millions from developers 'due to CCG confusion'Subscription

20 Jan 2020 By Rachel Carter

The NHS is missing out on millions of pounds from property developers that should be used to help services like GPs cope with extra demand, a report by think tank Reform has found.

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Eight people attacked during 'serious incident' at GP practiceSubscription

20 Jan 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

A 'serious incident' took place at a GP practice in Bletchley this morning, during which staff and patients were attacked.

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GPs should not prescribe melatonin on NHS for jet lag, independent review recommendsSubscription

20 Jan 2020 By Emma Wilkinson

GPs should not prescribe melatonin for jet lag on the NHS because there is little evidence it makes any real difference, an evidence review has concluded.

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BMA and NHS in talks over funding for networks with multiple care homesSubscription

20 Jan 2020 By Lea Legraien

Funding arrangements for primary care networks (PCNs) in regions with more care homes remain 'unresolved', NHS England has admitted, despite its new proposals requiring GPs to visit residents fortnightly. 

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Hospital says GPs will manage patients it has told doctors to discharge earlySubscription

17 Jan 2020 By Anviksha Patel

A hospital trust in South West England that is advising its senior clinicians to discharge patients early has said primary care and other services are ‘well equipped’ to manage these patients.

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Judge rules health secretary's right to suspend GPs' pensions before conviction is 'unlawful' Subscription

17 Jan 2020 By Lea Legraien

New powers that allow the health secretary to suspend NHS pensions benefits for GPs if they are accused of a crime are in breach of several laws, a judge has ruled.

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PHE urges GPs to tackle low flu vaccination uptake following alert Subscription

17 Jan 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

GPs and pharmacists are being 'strongly encouraged' to continue vaccinating as many people as possible against flu, due to low levels of uptake. 

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Storm Brendan forces temporary practice closureSubscription

17 Jan 2020 By Anviksha Patel

A GP practice in South Wales had to temporarily close this week because of strong winds caused by Storm Brendan

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GP practice threatened with breach notice for failing to cooperate with PCNSubscription

17 Jan 2020 By Anviksha Patel

A GP partner has been threatened with a contract breach notice by his CCG for ‘not cooperating’ with his local primary care network, despite not being a member of the PCN, Pulse has learned.

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GP leaders vote to hold special LMC conference after rejecting contract dealSubscription

16 Jan 2020 By

The BMA’s GP Committee has voted to hold a special LMCs conference on the network DES specifications following a meeting in London today.