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GPs are among growing number of altruistic kidney donorsSubscription

05 Mar 2018

Dr Paul van den Bosch

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Referral management scheme declined almost a tenth of GP requestsSubscription

16 Mar 2018 By Julia Gregory

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.

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34,000 patients left without a fixed GP as practices 'sucked into black hole'Subscription

16 Mar 2018 By

One-fifth of practices in Plymouth have handed back their contract in the past three years, leaving 34,000 patients without a fixed GP.

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Substance misuse services to receive funding boostSubscription

13 Mar 2018 By Julia Gregory

Welsh health boards will receive increased funding for substance misuse services as part of a package of measures to tackle problem drinking.

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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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