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Treasury is ignoring doctors' concerns over pensions tax charges, says BMASubscription

25 Apr 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The chancellor is ignoring warnings from the BMA that the current tax rules around pensions is causing doctors to either reduce their hours or leave the profession.

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Doctors are suffering from 'moral injury' not burnout, says college leaderSubscription

25 Apr 2019

The NHS needs to stop referring to doctors as suffering from ‘burnout’, as it implies they and not the system are at fault, the president of the Royal College of Physicians will say in a keynote address today.

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Only one FTE GP produced for every three graduates trained, says NHS EnglandSubscription

24 Apr 2019 By Lea Legraien

For every three GPs trained as full-time equivalent (FTE) only around one remains in general practice, according to NHS England. 

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GPs being funded to target 'frequent attenders' in bid to reduce workloadSubscription

23 Apr 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Practices are being funded for a scheme that will help them focus on reducing attendance their frequent attenders, and implement interventions to refer them to other services.

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Scottish Greens call for increase in GP fundingSubscription

23 Apr 2019 By Karl Tomusk

The Scottish Greens have called for a vote in Holyrood this week to boost funding for GPs in an effort to tackle a ’crisis’ in retention and recruitment.

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90% of GPs at 'high risk' of burnout, major report findsSubscription

23 Apr 2019 By Karl Tomusk

Nearly nine out of 10 GP partners are at high or very high risk of burnout, according to a BMA report on mental health in the sector.

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GP surgeries to host foodbanks in local schemeSubscription

18 Apr 2019 By Anviksha Patel

GP surgeries in Greater Manchester are being encouraged to set up food banks to help patients in need

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GPs having to make referrals on behalf of private providers Subscription

18 Apr 2019 By Karl Tomusk

GPs are having to make referrals on behalf on non-NHS providers because private groups don’t have access to the e-Referral Service, which is mandatory for all NHS providers.

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GPs who make one-off errors less likely to face GMC investigation under new plansSubscription

18 Apr 2019 By Karl Tomusk

The GMC is to roll out changes to how it handles one-off mistakes by GPs and other doctors, after a pilot found full investigations were not needed in 65% of cases.

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OTC medication rationing only made a quarter of its targeted savingsSubscription

17 Apr 2019 By Anviksha Patel

NHS spending on over-the-counter (OTC) medication in England fell by £25.9m, despite promises of up to £100m in savings


RCGP to discuss Sultan of Brunei’s donation after it withdraws honorary titleSubscription

17 Apr 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The RCGP has announced it will discuss the donation the Sultan of Brunei gave to the College in a meeting next week

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Record number of GPs recruited after first roundSubscription

17 Apr 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Recruitment into GP specialty training has hit a record high, according to figures released by Health Education England today

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