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Mental health – depression – suicide

CCGs cutting spending on mental health despite NHS pledges

25 Apr 2017 By Carolyn Wickware

Exclusive Five areas in England are planning to cut spending on mental health services in 2017/18, despite being told by NHS England to ensure that they increase spending in line with physical health spending.

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Over half of GP practices will not receive promised premises funding, CCGs warnSubscription

24 May 2017 By

Exclusive Promised GP premises investment will stretch to less than half of approved practice bids across London, CCGs have warned.

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Lead 'national debate' on what services NHS should cut, GPC toldSubscription

24 May 2017 By

Grassroots GPs have instructed the GPC to launch a ‘national debate’ with Government and health bosses on what care the NHS should stop funding.

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GP practices should offer opportunistic sexual health testing, study findsSubscription

23 May 2017 By Eleanor Bird

GPs should offer opportunistic sexual health testing to young patients attending routine appointments, researchers recommend.

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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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Flagship NHS diabetes scheme under scrutinySubscription

15 May 2017

NHS England struggling to boost patient participation in prevention programme, reports Caroline Price

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Is GP record sharing safe?Subscription

11 May 2017

With immigration centres and police stations gaining access to patient records, Alex Matthews-King looks at the implications for GPs

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An appraisal: What has the CQC achieved? Subscription

05 May 2017

The regulator has now inspected every practice in England, but have there been any benefits to justify its costs, asks Jaimie Kaffash

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Election 2017: What are political parties promising on the NHS?Subscription

02 May 2017

Pulse examines the main parties’ health policies

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