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NHS Leicester City CCG is giving local practices £211,665 to use as a 'golden hello' in an effort to attract GPs and specialist nurses to work in the area.
The Government’s drive to get GP practices to refer patients for help with social problems like housing and loneliness is not supported by research evidence and is an ‘unacceptable’ use of precious NHS resources, health policy experts have warned.
The Department of Health has allocated over half of the £100m fund to aid A&Es in setting up a GP ‘streaming’ service for next winter.
GP practices 'lose funding when re-tendered'Subscription
A health board has denied reducing funding when GP practices are re-tendered in order to plug financial gaps.
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.
Is this the way forward for general practice?Subscription
Billions ploughed into primary care may sustain general practice over the next five years, but not as we know it, finds Jaimie Kaffash
NHS England has a way to go before it stabilises general practice, finds Jaimie Kaffash
Pulse gives NHS England an end-of-year report
Will the NHS deliver 5,000 extra GPs by 2020?Subscription
The NHS is still a long way from finding the 5,000 extra GPs promised by 2020, finds Jaimie Kaffash
Pulse looks at how the health service is doing on its promise to deliver thousands more practice staff