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GPs buried under trusts' workload dump

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GP leaders 'have no faith' that networks will reduce GP workloadSubscription

22 Nov 2019 By Lea Legraien

LMCs have voted for a motion saying they have no faith that primary care networks will reduce GP workload at their conference in London today.

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GPs vote for home visits to be removed from contractSubscription

22 Nov 2019 By

GP leaders have voted for a motion for home visits to be removed from core GP contract work at the England LMCs conference in London in a shock result.

Hancock approves plan to pay GP pensions tax but warns of 'tax avoidance'Subscription

22 Nov 2019 By

Health secretary Matt Hancock has supported the proposals from NHS England to pay the pensions tax of GPs and consultants - but warns that details need to be clarified.

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GPC chair: 'We must learn to say no to extra work'Subscription

22 Nov 2019 By Anviksha Patel

GPs have a 'crucial' role in helping network clinical directors say no to excessive workload, according to the BMA GP Committee chair.

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BMA to take NHSPS to court over ‘unjustifiable’ service charge hikesSubscription

22 Nov 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The BMA is taking NHS Property Services to court after years of practices facing ‘unjustifiable’ service charges

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PDA issues urgent warning to GP-based pharmacists after serious incidentsSubscription

21 Nov 2019 By Lily Canter

Urgent guidelines have been issued to pharmacists after patient deaths were reported to the pharmacists’ union.

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Over half of cervical cancer screening letters were delayed last yearSubscription

21 Nov 2019 By Lily Canter

More than half of patients in England experienced delays in receiving their cervical cancer screening results in 2018-19.

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Labour to allocate more NHS funding to primary careSubscription

21 Nov 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The Labour party has promised to allocate more of the overall NHS funding to primary care according to its full manifesto published today

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Eczema associated with increased fracture risk, researchers warnSubscription

21 Nov 2019 By Emma Wilkinson

Patients who have eczema have a greater risk of fracture, according to a new study. 

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LMC issues 'black alert' and commits resources to GPs after CCG cuts fundingSubscription

21 Nov 2019 By Anviksha Patel

An LMC in the East of England has issued a ‘black alert’ for GP practices after the local CCG slashes financial resources

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Lib Dems plan to incentivise working in areas with workforce shortagesSubscription

20 Nov 2019 By Lily Canter

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to financially incentivise healthcare professionals to work in areas with shortages via a ’patient premium’ scheme. 

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Pregnancy flu vaccination ‘effective’ at protecting babies, PHE study showsSubscription

20 Nov 2019 By Emma Wilkinson

Flu vaccination during pregnancy is effective in preventing infection and hospitalisation in babies, even when the main circulating strain differs from that in the vaccine, Public Health England research has shown. 

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