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Number of GPs in Scotland increases by 55 in a year Subscription

04 Dec 2019 By Lea Legraien

There has been a slight increase in the number of GPs in Scotland over the past year, according to new official figures.

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Scottish contract delivering ‘insufficient’ progress, says Scottish GPC chairSubscription

29 Nov 2019 By Anviksha Patel

There has been an ‘insufficient pace of progress’ in delivering the first phase of the Scottish GP contract, according to the BMA Scotland GP Committee chair

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Patients in Scotland asked to rate the performance of a closed practiceSubscription

04 Nov 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Former patients of a practice in Perthshire were sent letter questionnaires to rate the performance of a surgery which closed down months ago

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Scottish practices to receive £9m IT funding boost Subscription

25 Oct 2019

GP practices in Scotland will receive a £9million funding boost to upgrade their IT systems and premises.

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Scottish GPs to get 3% funding boost under new contractSubscription

05 Sep 2019 By Lea Legraien

GPs in Scotland will receive an additional £23m as part of the new GP contract, the Scottish Government has confirmed. 

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Labour pledges £2.5bn for 'overhaul to primary care estate'Subscription

12 Nov 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The Labour party has promised to invest an extra £2.5 billion to overhaul the primary care estate, as part of a £26 billion 'rescue plan' for the NHS. 

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No-deal Brexit could close down practices, says RCGP chairSubscription

23 Sep 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The non-pharmaceutical supply chain post-Brexit must be addressed by the Government or it could risk the closure of practices 'up and down the country', according to the RCGP chair

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Rees-Mogg apologises for comparing no deal medical expert to Andrew WakefieldSubscription

06 Sep 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Jacob Rees-Mogg has apologised for likening a neurologist who warned about no-deal Brexit-related deaths to Dr Andrew Wakefield, the disgraced doctor who linked the MMR vaccine to autism in the 1990s.

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GP's defection leaves the Government without a working majority Subscription

04 Sep 2019 By Eleanor Philpotts

GP Dr Phillip Lee has dramatically defected to the Liberal Democrats from the Conservatives, leaving the Government without a working majority. 

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No-deal Brexit could cause additional pressure during the flu season, PM warnedSubscription

22 Aug 2019 By Eleanor Philpotts

Doctors have warned the Prime Minister that a no-deal Brexit could exacerbate pressures on the NHS during flu season.

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Welsh GPs reject call to pass afternoon home visits onto urgent services Subscription

13 Nov 2019 By Lea Legraien

Welsh GPs have voted against a motion calling for urgent afternoon home visits to be handled by emergency healthcare services.

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Wales exceeds GP training places target for second time this yearSubscription

03 Nov 2019 By Lea Legraien

The number of GP training places accepted in Wales has once more exceeded the national target, the Welsh health minister has announced.  

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Welsh Government delays school flu vaccination programme over supply issuesSubscription

01 Nov 2019 By Lea Legraien

The Welsh Government has postponed the start of this year's flu immunisation programme in schools because of delays to vaccine delivery.

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Gender service launched to support GP patients in WalesSubscription

09 Jul 2019 By Eleanor Philpotts

The new Welsh Gender Service will start seeing patients in September, the Welsh Government has announced.

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GP training places in Wales to increase target by almost 18%Subscription

26 Jun 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The number of GP training places in Wales is set to increase by almost 18% this autumn, the Welsh health minister has stated

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