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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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Prescribing costs fall by £30m despite increase in GP prescriptionsSubscription

16 Mar 2018 By Elisabeth Mahase

The total cost of prescriptions dispensed in practices has fallen by £30m between 2016 and 2017, despite annual figures showing an increase in the number of prescriptions.

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Only two in five junior doctors go straight into GP or specialty trainingSubscription

16 Mar 2018 By Emma Wilkinson

There has been a significant decline in the proportion of junior doctors who go straight into GP or specialty training following their foundation year.

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