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Better self-care could beat the cold weather crisisSubscription

12 Jan 2018

Dr Zahid Chauhan

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GP consultation rate for flu increases by 42% in a weekSubscription

18 Jan 2018 By

The GP consultation rate for patients with flu-like symptoms has increased by 42% in a week, according to the latest statistics from Public Health England.

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GP contract should change to incentivise new care models, Government toldSubscription

16 Jan 2018 By Emma Wilkinson

The GP contract should be used to help drive an overhaul of health and social care, an interim report to the Welsh Government has recommended.

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Pressurised GP out-of-hours see serious incidents increase by 26% in a yearSubscription

16 Jan 2018 By

There was a 26% increase in the number of serious incidences reported by GP out-of-hours services to commissioners last year, with GP leaders warning that they are no longer a 'safe pace of work' and that there is an 'urgent crisis' in the service, a Pulse investigation has revealed.

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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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