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Practice moves into car park portakabin as lease expiresSubscription

03 Jul 2017 By Carolyn Wickware

A practice in Lancashire has moved into a portakabin in the car park of a nearby health centre after its premises lease expired at the end of June.

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GP out-of-hours cooperative cuts staff and pleads with NHS to pay moreSubscription

21 Aug 2017 By

A GP out-of-hours provider, which has been forced to make redundancies after falling into financial difficulty, is asking for an urgent rise to its NHS contract values.

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CCG co-operation to go ahead after GP 'no confidence' voteSubscription

18 Aug 2017 By Carolyn Wickware

Six CCGs in Staffordshire have agreed to share an accountable officer, despite the local LMC initially submitting a vote of no confidence because of the decision.

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BMA launches crackdown on GPs being forced into unnecessary trainingSubscription

16 Aug 2017 By Julia Gregory

GPs have been given a tool that allows them to turn down requests for mandatory training from commissioners, following an increase in orders from NHS managers.

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GP practices across whole county set for 'voluntary' contract under NHS planSubscription

15 Dec 2016 By Carolyn Wickware

Every practice in Cornwall could be moved onto a new voluntary GP contract by 2020/21, according to plans to overhaul the NHS in the area.

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Revealed: How GP training budget cuts are beginning to biteSubscription

07 Aug 2017

Health bosses are targeting gold-standard programmes as ministers reduce funding, finds Alex Matthews-King 

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Beyond partnership: how trainees will reshape the profession

02 Aug 2017

GP trainees are open to partnerships, but only as part of a more varied career, finds Jaimie Kaffash

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Is the row over GP premises about to boil over?Subscription

05 Jul 2017

Impasse over new leases could be reaching breaking point, finds Alex Matthews-King

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Ignored: GP pleas for safeguarding supportSubscription

30 Jun 2017

Pulse investigation

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Opioids: GPs set to be central in reduction driveSubscription

29 Jun 2017

Policymakers are looking at annual reviews for patients on opioids. Eleanor Bird reports

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