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GPs told to refrain from referring as hospital declares early-season black alertSubscription

15 Sep 2017 By Carolyn Wickware

A hospital in Cambridgeshire has asked GPs to refer their patients elsewhere after declaring a ‘critical internal incident’ because of a lack of beds.

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New vaccine could reduce GP consultations for flu by nearly 22,000 a yearSubscription

14 Sep 2017 By Isobel Sims

A new type of flu vaccine could save thousands of lives and reduce the number of GP consultations for flu by nearly 22,000 per year in the UK, according to new research.

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Repeat prescription 'coordinators' reduce medicine waste for GP practicesSubscription

13 Sep 2017 By Poppy Moore

A new dedicated phone-in repeat prescription service for patients of GP practices in Wiltshire is reducing medicine waste, a CCG has claimed.

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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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