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The NHS internal market has failed – time to move onSubscription

20 Mar 2018

Dr Richard Melton

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Traffic light system for GP referrals to be implemented after ‘promising’ pilotSubscription

20 Apr 2018 By Elisabeth Mahase

A traffic light system is set to be rolled out across England, which will allow GPs to offer patients quicker routes to treatments by indicating hospital capacity.

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More people to access personal health budgets under Government plansSubscription

13 Apr 2018 By Michelle Madsen

The Government has proposed to extend the 'right' to have a personal health budget to people with ongoing mental health needs, learning disabilities and autism, as well as those leaving the army.

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Deficit of £700m predicted as two-thirds of CCGs end year in the redSubscription

09 Apr 2018 By

Two-thirds of CCGs have predicted financial deficits, together amounting to £687m at the end of 2017/18.

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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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