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Number of GPs retiring before 60 is decreasing, official figures showSubscription

14 Dec 2018 By Tom de Castella

The number of GPs retiring before 60 has slowed down, according to the latest set of figures from the NHS pension scheme.

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Patients want to see GPs for appointments more quickly, says watchdogSubscription

14 Dec 2018 By Tom de Castella

The public’s most common frustration in relation to GPs is the difficulty of getting an appointment quickly, a new report has found.

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GPs care more about their reputation than revenue, researchers claimSubscription

14 Dec 2018 By Michelle Madsen

GPs care more about their reputation than financial incentives, according to new research.

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GMC to raise GP registration fees by £9 from next AprilSubscription

14 Dec 2018 By Tom de Castella

The GMC has announced that registration fees will rise next year by £3 for newly qualified doctors and £9 for other doctors.

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BMA: Subject access requests to GPs increased by more than a third since GDPRSubscription

14 Dec 2018 By

GPs are dealing with a barrage of subject access requests since the new GDPR data protection regulations were introduced earlier this year.

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GP practices warned against invoice fraud scamsSubscription

13 Dec 2018 By Michelle Madsen

GPs have been warned to check that invoices received are genuine, after a number of practices were targeted by invoice fraud scams. 

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BMA to prioritise tackling health board bullying after GP pressureSubscription

13 Dec 2018 By Emma Wilkinson

BMA Scotland has vowed to make tackling bullying and harassment a priority in the coming year after GP leaders won their battle for an independent inquiry into a ‘toxic environment’ at NHS Highlands.

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CCGs 'are merging practices to remove APMS contracts'Subscription

13 Dec 2018 By

Exclusive Some CCGs across the country are actively merging practices that are under the APMS contract with those that are under GMS or PMS contracts in order to remove APMS from the system, the BMA has claimed.

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Scotland GPs see small increase in numbers after decade of no changeSubscription

12 Dec 2018 By Emma Wilkinson

The number of GPs in Scotland rose slightly last year after a decade of no change, workforce figures suggest.

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Health secretary bans GP practices from using fax machinesSubscription

12 Dec 2018 By Valeria Fiore

GP practices will not be allowed to buy fax machines from January next year and will not be allowed to use them beyond March 2020, the health secretary has announced.

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Babylon GP at Hand evaluation will not determine whether service is 'safe'Subscription

11 Dec 2018 By Beth Gault

The independent evaluation of the Babylon GP at Hand service will not be able to make robust conclusions about its safety and effectiveness.

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Premises costs force 12,000-patient GP practice to hand back contractSubscription

11 Dec 2018 By Hiba Mahamadi

A GP practice in Nottingham serving 12,000 patients has been forced to hand back its contract to NHS England due to severe financial pressures.

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