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Primary care investment not enough to manage patients 'properly', says NHS England advisor Subscription

18 Oct 2019 By Lea Legraien

The extra funding for primary care falls short of what is needed to ensure good provision of patient care, NHS England's clinical advisor has said. 

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'Green prescribing' could lead to fewer GP appointments, study claimsSubscription

11 Oct 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Prescribing nature-based activities could lead to fewer GP appointments and provides value for money, a new report has concluded.

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Statistics Authority calls for explanation of £1.8bn NHS ‘new’ fundingSubscription

26 Sep 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The Office for Statistics Regulation has called on the Government to explain the new funding announcement pledged to the NHS earlier in August

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Six CCGs postpone merger after GPs reject proposalSubscription

20 Sep 2019 By Rebecca Gilroy

Six CCGs in Staffordshire have been forced to hold-off on plans to merge after GPs across the area voted strongly against the move

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Local GPs block CCG merger due to 'historical debt' issuesSubscription

18 Sep 2019

GP leaders in Staffordshire have taken steps to block the merger of their CCG with five others due to budget fears, Pulse’s sister publication Healthcare Leader has learned.

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CCGs to review IVF policy that refuses access to single womenSubscription

20 Aug 2019 By Beth Gault

Six CCGs in south east London have pledged to review their IVF policy after it emerged that they refused treatment of single women.

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Coroner urges revision of mental health referral form after 15-year-old boy diesSubscription

20 Aug 2019 By Beth Gault

A coroner has called for a review of a referral form for mental health service CAMHS after the death of a 15-year-old boy.

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Government to end 'one-size-fits-all' NHS Health ChecksSubscription

16 Aug 2019 By Beth Gault

Health secretary Matt Hancock has announced an overhaul of NHS Health Checks in a bid to put an end to ‘one-size-fits-all’ check-ups.

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Record A&E attendances and worst-ever referral waiting times, official data showsSubscription

08 Aug 2019 By Eleanor Philpotts

New NHS data has shown record highs of A&E attendances, alongside the worst-ever waiting times for treatment referrals. 

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Saudi sovereign fund contributes to £450m investment in Babylon expansion Subscription

02 Aug 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Babylon has secured $550m - or £450m - in investment from multiple organisations, including Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, to expand its services and develop AI technology for managing chronic conditions.

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Patients ‘get around’ rationing rules by registering with out-of-area practicesSubscription

02 Aug 2019 By Beth Gault

Patients have been changing GP practice in order to ‘get around’ rationing of services by CCGs, a health minister has said.

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