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GP practices merging is leading to lower CQC ratings, the regulator’s most senior inspector of primary care services has said.
Exclusive The number of discharge summaries being sent by NHS trusts in England to GPs later than the required 24 hours has risen by 12% in the past three years despite preventative measures being brought in, a Pulse investigation has revealed.
Exclusive NHS trusts are discharging just under half of patients who do not attend their first appointment back to their GP, with some enforcing this approach as a blanket policy, a Pulse investigation has revealed.
The CQC is 'not going to be making any concessions' for GP practices during inspections, despite recently acknowledging the pressures facing the sector, the watchdog’s chief inspector of primary care has said.
Smaller practices in England receive more funding per patient on average than larger surgeries, new analysis of official figures has revealed.
Practices' funding per patient is up to 20% higher in some regions of England, new analysis of NHS figures by Pulse has shown.
Primary care networks will face a ‘big challenge’ in achieving the GP Forward View target to recruit 5,000 additional general practice staff, according to the RCGP’s incoming chair Professor Martin Marshall.
The General Medical Council has been selected to regulate physician associates, following agreement from all four UK Governments.
Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt is to stand as a candidate to lead the Conservative party and replace prime minister Theresa May.
The BMA and RCGP have denied approving a letter telling GPs not to issue fit notes to patients who have been deemed fit for work by benefits assessors, but have admitted they may have seen it.
GP practices in Scotland will receive the full funding required to cover the increase in employers pensions contributions, the BMA has said.
The HPV vaccine is to be offered to boys aged 12 to 13 in Northern Ireland to protect them against related cancers.
Negotiations between GP leaders and the Welsh Government over a cut to the global sum to pay for the state-backed indemnity scheme are ongoing, with a decision expected to be ‘reached shortly’.
GPs should prescribe shorter courses of antibiotics, with the expectation that patients will return if they are still not well, Public Health England’s antibiotics lead has said.
New BMA guidance on primary care networks sheds light on how networks will be established
GPs will not necessarily be guaranteed cover under the new NHS indemnity scheme in England because claims will be taken up at the ‘discretion’ of the health secretary.
Failing practices and a shortage of GPs are some of the ‘truly frightening’ challenges now facing the profession across all parts of Northern Ireland, the chair of the country’s GP committee has said.
The CQC’s outgoing chief inspector of general practice has been appointed chair of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.
Exclusive Neighbouring CCGs are bailing out Babylon's NHS host CCG as it struggles to cope financially with the rapid influx of patients.
Private GP provider Babylon has claimed its app is able to provide clinical advice to patients that is ‘on par’ with doctors, sparking criticism from GP leaders.