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Two-thirds of surgery closures located in poorer-than-average areas Subscription

14 Jun 2019 By Lea Legraien

Around 66% of GP surgeries that have closed since 2013 were based in poorer-than-average regions, according to new research.

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Junior doctor contract deal could see trainees '£18,000 worse off'Subscription

14 Jun 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The Doctors’ Association has refused to endorse the junior doctor contract deal agreed by the BMA and the Government

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Matt Hancock quits Tory leadership race Subscription

14 Jun 2019

Health secretary Matt Hancock has quit the race to become Prime Minister, having finished sixth in the first round of voting among Conservative Party MPs.


Another practice closure brings tally to 13 in single townSubscription

14 Jun 2019 By Frank le Duc

Another GP surgery in Brighton and Hove is to close, taking the toll to 13 in four years, including two branch surgeries and practices lost through mergers.

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MDU takes legal action against Government over state-backed GP indemnity schemeSubscription

13 Jun 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The Government is facing legal action from a medical defence organisation over the failure of the new NHS indemnity scheme to cover GPs for incidents from before the scheme was introduced.

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Commissioners attempt to impose larger network after blocking GP proposalsSubscription

13 Jun 2019 By Lea Legraien

London commissioners are trying to impose their preferred size of primary care network on practices after blocking initial proposals.

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One-off training not enough to prompt GPs to offer more HIV testsSubscription

13 Jun 2019 By

GPs need more training and better support to increase rates of HIV testing, according to researchers.

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Private company loses treatment centre contract to NHS trust Subscription

13 Jun 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Private provider Circle has lost its contract for running an NHS treatment centre to an NHS trust after an ongoing legal dispute.

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Pulse charity expose wins major awardSubscription

13 Jun 2019

Pulse’s former deputy news editor Elisabeth Mahase won ‘best newcomer’ at the Medical Journalists’ Association awards last night for her piece on pharmaceutical companies funding charities.

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Major GP guidelines mostly ‘based on expert opinion and not evidence’Subscription

13 Jun 2019 By

A review of major UK guidelines for monitoring chronic diseases in primary care has found most are based on expert opinion and that even when evidence is cited it is not clear whether testing is necessary.