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High number of BME GMC referrals 'driven by poor employer support and isolation'Subscription

25 Jun 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Poor induction and employer support could drive more referrals of black and minority ethnic doctors to GMC investigations, an independent review has found

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Private company loses treatment centre contract to NHS trust Subscription

13 Jun 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Private provider Circle has lost its contract for running an NHS treatment centre to an NHS trust after an ongoing legal dispute.


Eight London CCGs in talks to merge into single organisation Subscription

05 Jun 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Several CCGs in North West London are in discussions to merge into a single organisation

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Only 7% of patients who attend extended access GP hubs are over 65, finds report Subscription

29 May 2019 By Lea Legraien

Older people account for less than 10% of primary care access hub visits compared with 33% of in-hours GP contacts, according to new research. 

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Shadow health secretary raises Pulse findings in Commons public health debateSubscription

16 May 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Pulse investigation into GPs plugging public health gaps was mentioned in a Commons public health debate this week.

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OTC medication rationing only made a quarter of its targeted savingsSubscription

17 Apr 2019 By Anviksha Patel

NHS spending on over-the-counter (OTC) medication in England fell by £25.9m, despite promises of up to £100m in savings

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Wales out-of-hours services at 'crisis point' as providers unable to cover weekendsSubscription

10 Apr 2019 By Tom de Castella

Out of hours GP services across Wales are struggling and in north and west Wales the shortage of out of hours GP has reached ‘crisis point’, the BMA has warned.

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Less than 10% of councils commission smoking cessation through primary careSubscription

03 Apr 2019 By Lea Legraien

Less than 10% of councils in England are still commissioning smoking cessation through primary care, according to a survey by Action on Smoking and Health and Cancer Research UK.

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CCG axes GP minor injury service amid warnings of 'morbidity and fatalities'Subscription

12 Mar 2019 By Anviksha Patel

A CCG is set to cut all funding for a GP minor injuries service, in a move local GPs argue will incease the risk of 'major morbidity and even fatalities' by reducing local patient access.

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GPs asked to prescribe drugs and chase test results for secondary care inpatients Subscription

15 Feb 2019 By Katie Osborne, Michelle Madsen

More than one in four GPs have been asked by a secondary care provider to provide primary care services to inpatients, a Pulse survey of more than 700 GPs can reveal.

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CCG bans patients from leaving hospital-managed GP practice amid exodusSubscription

17 Jan 2019 By Tom de Castella

GP patients in Gosport have been banned from switching surgeries after a dramatic exodus of patients from a hospital-managed GP practice left others overwhelmed.

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