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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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NHS England calls out 'transformation' plan for failing to support GPsSubscription

21 Feb 2017 By Carolyn Wickware

NHS England has criticised regional plans to overhaul health services in the East Midlands for failing to support general practice.

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NHS chief hints at imminent major reorganisation to GP-led commissioningSubscription

27 Feb 2017 By

There could be major upcoming changes to GP-led commissioning in parts of England in a matter of weeks, when NHS 'transformation' areas will receive 'governance rights'.

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DH sells GP-led diabetes prevention scheme to Middle EastSubscription

27 Feb 2017 By

The Government has teamed up with UK healthcare providers to sell its flagship NHS diabetes prevention scheme to countries in the Middle East.

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GPs come under fire for 'not referring enough' patients to eating disorder specialistsSubscription

27 Feb 2017 By

Three in ten people with an eating disorder say they were not referred by their GP to specialist services, a survey has found.

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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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Missing millions: the broken promises on GP premisesSubscription

27 Feb 2017

GPs were promised £1bn to ‘visibly improve’ surgeries but only 5% has been spent. Alex Matthews-King investigates what’s gone wrong

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Revealed: why out of hours is on a knife edgeSubscription

03 Feb 2017

One in 10 areas with no GP cover

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What could be in this year’s GP contract?Subscription

24 Jan 2017Updated: 30 Jan 2017

Jaimie Kaffash looks at what might and might not be included

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Mythbuster: PM's attack on GPs over the A&E crisisSubscription

24 Jan 2017

Pulse stress-tests the announcement from Number 10

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