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CQC tells patients to complain about GP care to improve services Subscription

19 Feb 2019 By

The  healthcare inspector is encouraging patients to complain about their experiences of GP care if they have concerns, in order to improve services.

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New refugee recruitment scheme sees 14 GPs taken on in one regionSubscription

18 Feb 2019 By Anviksha Patel

A total of 14 refugee GPs are being retrained as part of a recruitment scheme in the Sandwell and West Birmingham area.

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GP advises patients to go private as board removes practice-based physio serviceSubscription

18 Feb 2019 By Emma Wilkinson

A health board in County Antrim has removed a part-time physiotherapy service from a group of rural surgeries, leaving vulnerable and elderly patients having to travel 18 miles using a limited bus service to the nearest services.

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New system will allow GP prison records to be transferred to other practicesSubscription

18 Feb 2019 By Lea Legraien

A new Government IT system will allow GP prison records to be transferred to other GP practices, allowing for better continuity of care for prisoners once they leave prison.


Patient in GP crossbow attack jailed for 20 yearsSubscription

15 Feb 2019

A patient who blamed his GP for the death of his father and shot him with a crossbow bolt in his surgery was jailed for 20 years today (Friday 15 February).

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Scottish GPs could face £1.6m parking bill, warn Conservatives Subscription

15 Feb 2019 By Emma Wilkinson

Hundreds of GPs could be hit by the introduction of a car park tax in Scotland from which other NHS workers will be exempt, the Scottish Conservative party has claimed.

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GP workforce 'deterioration' will hinder plan to move hospital care into practicesSubscription

15 Feb 2019 By Lea Legraien

The 'ongoing deterioration' of the GP workforce will seriously hinder the Government's plan to move care out of hospitals and into the community, according to a new report.

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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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GP campaign group calls for Babylon boycott until 'full impact' is knownSubscription

14 Feb 2019 By

A grassroots GP campaign group has called on GPs to boycott working with Babylon until the independent evaluation of its NHS service is complete and the ‘full impact’ of the model is known.

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GPs must email patients instead of sending letters, says Hancock Subscription

13 Feb 2019 By Anviksha Patel

GPs must send patients emails rather than letters, says health secretary Matt Hancock.

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GPs could see legal aid ‘embedded’ in practices under new Government schemeSubscription

13 Feb 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Patients could access legal advice within GP surgeries in the future, under Government reforms to legal aid.

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Babylon GP at Hand given green light to expand NHS services to Birmingham Subscription

13 Feb 2019 By Lea Legraien,

Babylon GP at Hand has been given the green light to expand to the UK's second-largest city, the digital company has confirmed.

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