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Commissioners provide £1m bailout to CCG after influx of Babylon patientsSubscription

13 Jun 2018 By Nicola Merrifield

Exclusive Neighbouring CCGs are bailing out Babylon's NHS host CCG as it struggles to cope financially with the rapid influx of patients.

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Eight in 10 CCG leads think new NHS funding should go to general practice Subscription

22 Jun 2018 By

A majority of CCG finance leads thinks general practice should be the top priority for extra NHS funding.

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Patients value GP quality over extended access, shows major studySubscription

22 Jun 2018 By

Patient experience of general practice is most influenced by the attention and communication they receive from their GP, according to a study of over two million patients in England.

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GP out-of-hours services highly rated despite pressures, finds CQCSubscription

22 Jun 2018 By

The majority of urgent primary care services have been rated as good or outstanding despite system pressures, a CQC report has found.

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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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