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Welcome to the new Pulse Commissioning page, combining the latest commissioning news, analysis and features from Pulse with Practical Commissioning's archive of case studies and analysis.

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GP practices to share slice of £200k golden hello investmentSubscription

19 Apr 2017 By Carolyn Wickware

NHS Leicester City CCG is giving local practices £211,665 to use as a 'golden hello' in an effort to attract GPs and specialist nurses to work in the area.

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GP social prescribing drive 'unacceptable' given lack of evidence, warn researchersSubscription

21 Apr 2017 By

The Government’s drive to get GP practices to refer patients for help with social problems like housing and loneliness is not supported by research evidence and is an ‘unacceptable’ use of precious NHS resources, health policy experts have warned.

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DH names hospital trusts that will get money to place GPs in A&ESubscription

21 Apr 2017 By

The Department of Health has allocated over half of the £100m fund to aid A&Es in setting up a GP ‘streaming’ service for next winter.

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GP practices 'lose funding when re-tendered'Subscription

18 Apr 2017 By Emma Wilkinson

A health board has denied reducing funding when GP practices are re-tendered in order to plug financial gaps.

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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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Is this the way forward for general practice?Subscription

29 Apr 2016

Billions ploughed into primary care may sustain general practice over the next five years, but not as we know it, finds Jaimie Kaffash

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Terrible toll: How GP closures have worsened in the past yearSubscription

07 Apr 2017

NHS England has a way to go before it stabilises general practice, finds Jaimie Kaffash

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One year on: what progress has the GP Forward View achieved?Subscription

31 Mar 2017

Pulse gives NHS England an end-of-year report

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Will the NHS deliver 5,000 extra GPs by 2020?Subscription

31 Mar 2017

The NHS is still a long way from finding the 5,000 extra GPs promised by 2020, finds Jaimie Kaffash

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How the GP Forward View is plugging gaps with non-GPsSubscription

31 Mar 2017

Pulse looks at how the health service is doing on its promise to deliver thousands more practice staff

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