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'Large' amount of unallocated GP pension cash still sat in NHS bank accountSubscription

17 Jul 2019 By Lea Legraien

A 'large' sum of unallocated pension funds has still yet to be distributed to GPs and other healthcare professionals - more than two years after it was believed the problems were being tackled, Pulse has learned.

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Government recognises NHS pension scheme discriminates on age grounds Subscription

16 Jul 2019 By Lea Legraien

The Government has accepted that changes it made to the NHS pension scheme in 2015 are unlawfully discriminatory on the basis of age and will need to be 'remedied'.

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BMA calls on next PM to address 'perverse impact' of pension tax rules Subscription

16 Jul 2019 By Lea Legraien

The BMA has called on the next prime minister to urgently solve the pension tax crisis. 

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NHS England changes key question in Friends and Family test Subscription

16 Jul 2019 By Valeria Fiore

NHS England’s flagship patient feedback tool will be modified next year, with patients no longer being asked if they would recommend the service to their family or friends.

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GPs in England receive over 250,000 inappropriate NHS 111 referrals per monthSubscription

16 Jul 2019 By Anviksha Patel

GPs in England receive over a quarter of a million inappropriate referrals from NHS 111 every month, a Pulse survey has shown

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Superpractice to close surgery due to 'serious' GP staffing problemsSubscription

15 Jul 2019 By Anviksha Patel

A superpractice is to close one of its surgeries in Hull next month after a lack of GPs led to 'serious' concerns about its ability to provide a safe service for patients.

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Four in 10 patients offered same-day GP appointmentsSubscription

15 Jul 2019 By Lea Legraien

Less than half of patients are offered on-the-day appointments, according to new figures.

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Eight in 10 medical training posts filled in Scotland, official figures showSubscription

15 Jul 2019 By Lea Legraien

More than eight in 10 GP training posts have been filled in Scotland so far this year, official figures have revealed. 

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GPs ignore pharmacist advice 'because it is unlikely to benefit patients' finds studySubscription

15 Jul 2019 By Lea Legraien

GPs do not take notice of pharmacist recommendations on medication, because they believe the suggestions are 'unlikely' to benefit patients, according to new research.


Professor Martin Marshall named as new RCGP chair Subscription

12 Jul 2019 By Eleanor Philpotts

The new chair of the RCGP has been announced as Professor Martin Marshall.

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NHS nurse retention scheme to be extended to general practice staffSubscription

12 Jul 2019 By Anviksha Patel

An NHS retention scheme that has stopped hundreds of hospital nurses from leaving the health service will be rolled out to include general practice staff, NHS England has announced.

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GP’s indemnity fees doubled to over £1k after state-backed scheme launchSubscription

12 Jul 2019 By Anviksha Patel

A GP has seen his indemnity premiums rise by almost £600 per month after it emerged his prison work may not be covered under the state-backed indemnity scheme.

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