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NHS England adviser in talks with HEE about five-year GP trainingSubscription

19 Jun 2018 By

A prominent GP and NHS England adviser has said he is in talks with education bosses about offering five-year GP training schemes.

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Government asks Lord Darzi to help bring patients new treatmentsSubscription

19 Jun 2018 By Emma Rosser

The Government has appointed former health minister Lord Ara Darzi to spearhead patient access to medical innovations.

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CCGs to quit funding GP referrals to hip arthroscopySubscription

19 Jun 2018 By

Hip arthroscopy procedures will no longer be funded in any of the six CCGs in Lancashire, following a consultation on the procedure.

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Lord Darzi: All GP partners should be offered salaried NHS employmentSubscription

19 Jun 2018 By

All existing GP partners should be asked if they wish to become employees to the NHS, influential NHS policymaker Professor Lord Ara Darzi has said.

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Capita regrets taking on unprofitable primary care support contractSubscription

18 Jun 2018 By

Capita has suggested it regrets taking on the primary care support contract which has been riddled with problems.

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Babylon teams up with BUPA to significantly expand online GP offeringSubscription

18 Jun 2018 By

Babylon is set to expand the number of people using its GP app by ‘several tens of thousands’ from this month, following a deal with BUPA.

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GPs could be allowed to prescribe medical cannabis pending Government reviewSubscription

18 Jun 2018 By

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said there will be a swift review into the prescribing of cannabis oil for medical purposes in the UK.

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Government announces £20bn increase to NHS fundingSubscription

18 Jun 2018 By

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a £20bn NHS funding increase over the next five years

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2,000 additional women may be affected by cervical cancer false negative resultsSubscription

15 Jun 2018 By

Exclusive Over 2,000 more cervical cancer smear samples will need to be re-examined following the issues that were uncovered at a pathology site serving over 100 GP practices in south east England, Pulse can reveal.

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Long-term NHS plan must include funds for GP expansion, says health secretarySubscription

15 Jun 2018 By

The long-term funding plan for the NHS must have earmarked funding for boosting primary care capacity, the health secretary has said.

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Leading superpractice plans to phase out unnecessary face-to-face consultationsSubscription

15 Jun 2018 By

Exclusive A leading superpractice - which counts NHS England's primary care lead among its GP partners, is planning to only offer patients face-to-face appointments where necessary, with the remainder to be dealth with via its eConsult online system.

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Over half of NHS trusts 'switch off' paper GP referralsSubscription

14 Jun 2018 By

More than half of trusts have switched off paper referrals and are now only processing GP referrals digitally, NHS Digital has said.

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