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Referral management scheme declined almost a tenth of GP requestsSubscription

16 Mar 2018 By Julia Gregory

Exclusive Nearly a tenth of specialist referrals were sent back to primary care by a £206,000 a year private management scheme, a CCG has revealed.

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Pharmacists to review medication of 180,000 care home residentsSubscription

16 Mar 2018 By Elisabeth Mahase

GPs will be part of a pharmacist-led medicine review including 180,000 care home residents, under a new NHS England scheme announced today.

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34,000 patients left without a fixed GP as practices 'sucked into black hole'Subscription

16 Mar 2018 By

One-fifth of practices in Plymouth have handed back their contract in the past three years, leaving 34,000 patients without a fixed GP.

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A third of elderly can be taken off medicines, suggests GP studySubscription

15 Mar 2018 By Elisabeth Mahase

Just over one-third of elderly patients who took eight or more treatments a day have stopped medication, after GPs and geriatricians teamed up to assess them.

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From red to black: Private sector profiting as NHS crumblesSubscription

27 Oct 2016

Caroline Price investigates

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Austerity? You ain’t seen nothing yet Subscription

02 Sep 2016

Across the country GPs are facing radical new curbs on their referrals and prescribing 

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‘GPs don’t want to work five days a week’Subscription

17 Mar 2016

The man responsible for the Welsh NHS speaks to Alex Matthews-King

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