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Dilemma: Partners complain when I take time out for childcareSubscription

21 Mar 2019

An LMC member, GP appraiser and GP partner advise on what you can do if a partner complains when you take time out for childcare

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CCG axes GP minor injury service amid warnings of 'morbidity and fatalities'Subscription

12 Mar 2019 By Anviksha Patel

A CCG is set to cut all funding for a GP minor injuries service, in a move local GPs argue will incease the risk of 'major morbidity and even fatalities' by reducing local patient access.

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GPs asked to prescribe drugs and chase test results for secondary care inpatients Subscription

15 Feb 2019 By Katie Osborne, Michelle Madsen

More than one in four GPs have been asked by a secondary care provider to provide primary care services to inpatients, a Pulse survey of more than 700 GPs can reveal.

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CCG bans patients from leaving hospital-managed GP practice amid exodusSubscription

17 Jan 2019 By Tom de Castella

GP patients in Gosport have been banned from switching surgeries after a dramatic exodus of patients from a hospital-managed GP practice left others overwhelmed.

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