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NHS paid private provider £165,000 for single home visit under GP Choice scheme

01 Apr 2016 By

NHS England has paid £165,000 for a contract that has seen a private provider carry out just one out-of-area GP patient home visit and 18 phone consultations since last July.

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Number of out-of-area patients registered by GP practices quadruples

14 Dec 2015 By Laura Kennedy

Exclusive Out-of-area patient registrations have almost quadrupled since May despite GPC concerns about patient safety, figures obtained by Pulse reveal.

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GPs told they must register people staying with friends, homeless and boat-dwellers

20 Nov 2015 By

All GP practices have to treat any patient free of charge, NHS England has said

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Three GPs elected MPs as Dr Louise Irvine steals chunk of Hunt majoritySubscription

09 Jun 2017 By Carolyn Wickware

GP Dr Paul Williams has won his bid to unseat the Conservative Party in his constituency of Stockton South, while two other GPs held their seats following last night’s general election results.

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Green Party pledges to increase general practice funding by 80%Subscription

17 May 2017 By Carolyn Wickware

Exclusive A Green Party Government would increase spending on general practice by 80%, a party spokesperson has revealed

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Focus on health – not Brexit – urges the BMA in its election manifestoSubscription

02 May 2017 By Sally Nash

The BMA has launched its election manifesto with a message for politicians not to duck the NHS crisis and allow ‘Brexit’ to dominate the campaign in the weeks ahead.

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New BMA negotiator to take on firearms licensing row with the GovernmentSubscription

16 Jan 2017 By

Exclusive Former GPC negotiator Dr Peter Holden has been appointed head of the BMA’s professional fees committee after members raised issue with the way it handled negotiations over firearms licensing.

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Hunt promises to release GP time to 'support urgent care services'Subscription

09 Jan 2017 By Iona Twaddell

The Department of Health has indicated that the QOF reporting period is to be 'extended until April' to allow GPs to support under pressure urgent care services.

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Regulation: what are the manifestos promising?Subscription

06 Jun 2017

Pulse stress-tests all the election manifestos

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New NHS reforms: what are the manifestos promising?Subscription

06 Jun 2017

Pulse stress-tests all the election manifestos

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Clinical priorities: what are the manifestos promising?Subscription

06 Jun 2017

Pulse stress-tests all the election manifestos

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Is the family doctor a dead man walking?Subscription

05 Jun 2017

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Zombie manifestos fail to address GP workload crisisSubscription

02 Jun 2017

GPs are set to work an extra session a week by 2022 to meet demand, finds Jaimie Kaffash

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