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PCNs who achieve targets 'further' and 'faster' to receive extra fundingSubscription

16 Sep 2019 By Lea Legraien

NHS England has unveiled new financial incentives for primary care networks (PCNs) who meet certain targets ahead of others.  

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Trust takes over third practice after GP partner recruitment issues Subscription

13 Sep 2019 By Lea Legraien

An NHS foundation trust in Cheshire has acquired its third GP practice after the partners were forced to hand over their contract over recruitment issues. 

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New health minister for Brexit and workforce announcedSubscription

13 Sep 2019 By Eleanor Philpotts

The latest health minister has been announced as Edward Argar, who will take responsibility for pensions among other areas.

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Councillor criticises six-week wait for GP appointments in Northern IrelandSubscription

13 Sep 2019 By Lea Legraien

A councillor has expressed anger over long GP waiting times in Northern Ireland. 

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Practice staff vaccinations not covered under indemnity scheme, BMA saysSubscription

13 Sep 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The BMA has said it is urgently raising the issue that GP practices are not covered under the state-backed indemnity scheme to vaccinate their own staff with NHS England and Public Health England, Pulse has learned.

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International recruitment scheme attracts 12 GPs to one area in six monthsSubscription

12 Sep 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The international GP recruitment programme has brought 12 GPs to Northamptonshire in just six months of starting the scheme

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BMA highlights NHS 'culture of fear' in new vision for reformSubscription

12 Sep 2019 By Eleanor Philpotts

The BMA has set out its new vision for reforming the NHS, which they chastise as ‘unsafe’ and ‘underfunded’, as well as having a ‘persistent culture of fear’.

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What do the pensions proposals mean for GPs?Subscription

12 Sep 2019 By Lea Legraien

The Government has outlined new proposals to offer GPs better control on their pensions but are these enough to address the issues, asks Léa Legraien

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New Government proposals set to give GPs greater control over their pensionsSubscription

11 Sep 2019 By Lea Legraien

The Government has set out proposals to increase the flexibility of NHS pensions after it admitted that a third of GPs refused extra shifts due to pension issues. 

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Pension issues create incentive for a third of GPs to refuse shifts, admits Government Subscription

11 Sep 2019 By Lea Legraien

Lack of flexibility in the current NHS pension system has forced swathes of GPs to cut their hours, the Government has said as it launches a review of the system.

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Tailored support needed for patients affected by suicide, NICE saysSubscription

10 Sep 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Patients affected or bereaved by suspected suicide should be offered tailored support, new NICE guidance has said

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London GPs told to cut back out-of-area hospital referralsSubscription

09 Sep 2019 By Lea Legraien

A group of CCGs has told local GPs to restrict out-of-area referrals as part of new measures to reduce costs.

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