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Exclusive Nearly a tenth of specialist referrals were sent back to primary care by a £206,000 a year private management scheme, a CCG has revealed.
One-fifth of practices in Plymouth have handed back their contract in the past three years, leaving 34,000 patients without a fixed GP.
Welsh health boards will receive increased funding for substance misuse services as part of a package of measures to tackle problem drinking.
Health bosses are targeting gold-standard programmes as ministers reduce funding, finds Alex Matthews-King
GP trainees are open to partnerships, but only as part of a more varied career, finds Jaimie Kaffash
Is the row over GP premises about to boil over?Subscription
Impasse over new leases could be reaching breaking point, finds Alex Matthews-King
Policymakers are looking at annual reviews for patients on opioids. Eleanor Bird reports