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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.
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.
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.
Health bosses are targeting gold-standard programmes as ministers reduce funding, finds Alex Matthews-King
GP trainees are open to partnerships, but only as part of a more varied career, finds Jaimie Kaffash
Is the row over GP premises about to boil over?Subscription
Impasse over new leases could be reaching breaking point, finds Alex Matthews-King
Policymakers are looking at annual reviews for patients on opioids. Eleanor Bird reports