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GP practices should not arrange antibody tests for staff, says BMASubscription

09 Jul 2020 By

GP practice staff who wish to have a Covid-19 antibody test should receive their test result directly rather than having to involve their employing practice, the BMA has said.

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CQC charging GP practices same rate, despite no routine inspectionsSubscription

09 Jul 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

The CQC is charging GP practices the normal amount for its regulatory procedures, despite routine inspections not currently taking place.

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BMA seeking clarification on NHS 111 direct booking into GP slotsSubscription

09 Jul 2020 By Costanza Pearce

The BMA is seeking ‘urgent clarification’ from NHS England after emergency coronavirus regulations regarding extended NHS 111 direct booking into practices lapsed.

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More patients struggle to get through to GP practices by phoneSubscription

09 Jul 2020 By Costanza Pearce

Fewer patients are finding it easy to get through to their GP practice via telephone, according the latest GP Patient Survey.

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Treasury approved over £15bn for Covid-19 PPE procurementSubscription

09 Jul 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts,

The Government has unveiled the vast sums the Treasury approved for spending on the Covid-19 emergency.