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CCGs suggest charging GPs up to £1,800 for access to data protection officerSubscription

19 Oct 2018 By

Exclusive Commissioners in parts of England have suggested they will charge GPs up to £1,800 a year to access data protection officers that are required under new laws, Pulse can reveal.

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GP practices face 'unsustainable' workload without extra funds from housing developersSubscription

19 Oct 2018 By Beth Gault

General practice in parts of Essex could become ‘unsustainable’ following the development of hundreds flats, a CCG has warned.

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NHS long-term plan should allow GPs to set workload caps, says BMASubscription

19 Oct 2018 By

The BMA has called for the NHS’s long-term plan to allow GPs to set workload limits, in an effort to avoid ‘a series of serious issues’ in primary care.

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Health secretary promises to cut GP bureaucracySubscription

19 Oct 2018 By

The ongoing review into the GP partnership model will be 'critical' and lead to a reduction in bureaucracy relating to paperwork and appraisals, the health secretary has said.

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PHE campaign to stop patients pressuring GPs for antibiotics set to relaunch Subscription

18 Oct 2018 By

Public Health England is set to relaunch its campaign to stop patients pressuring GPs for antibiotics next week, following positive responses from GPs.

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Government IT plans to see all GP patient records accessed via the cloudSubscription

18 Oct 2018 By Beth Gault

All patient records should be moved onto public cloud services, the Department of Health and Social Care has said in new guidance.

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GP trainee recruitment target surpassed for first time, announces HancockSubscription

18 Oct 2018 By

Health education bosses have recruited record numbers of GP trainees, surpassing their target of 3,250 for the first time, the health secretary has announced.

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Leaked NHS memo warns pensions errors may affect 'large proportion of GPs'Subscription

18 Oct 2018 By

Exclusive NHS England has privately warned that a review of NHS pensions could have a 'significant' impact on a 'large proportion of the GP community', in a confidential briefing seen by Pulse.

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GMC denies breaching data legislation to share personal GP informationSubscription

17 Oct 2018 By

GPs have questioned the GMC over plans to share their personal data without obtaining consent.

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GP calls off recruitment attempts after introducing e-consultationsSubscription

16 Oct 2018 By Emma Wilkinson

A single-handed GP with almost 5,000 patients has called off her recruitment attempts after introducing an email triage system and adding non-GP team members.

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LMC advises practices to contact indemnity provider after trust IT glitchSubscription

16 Oct 2018 By Katie Osborne

GP leaders have advised GPs to inform their indemnity providers of a patient records system glitch at East and North Herts Hospital NHS Trust.

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GP leaders call for ‘Scottish model’ interest-free loans on premisesSubscription

15 Oct 2018 By Emma Wilkinson

GP leaders in Northern Ireland want GPs to have the option of an interest-free loan to enable the NHS to take over responsibility for premises, emulating the offer which has been introduced in Scotland.

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