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Hundreds of staff experienced bullying at Scottish health board, review saysSubscription

15 May 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Hundreds of staff at a Scottish health board have experienced bullying and harassment, according to an independent review. 

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Motion passed for general practice funding boost in ScotlandSubscription

29 Apr 2019 By Anviksha Patel

A motion proposed by the Scottish Green party to boost funding for general practice has been approved in Scottish Parliament

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Scottish GP practices 'will not need to pay for pension cost increase' Subscription

26 Apr 2019 By

GP practices in Scotland will receive the full funding required to cover the increase in employers pensions contributions, the BMA has said.

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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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Scottish Government in talks over rural GPs' concern with new contract Subscription

16 Apr 2019

The Scottish Government is in talks over the effect of the new contract on rural GPs, after criticism from rural GPs.

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Negotiations ongoing over slashed global sum payments in Wales Subscription

12 Apr 2019 By

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’.

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DH appoints new primary care ministerSubscription

05 Apr 2019 By Costanza Pearce

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced Seema Kennedy MP as the new public health and primary care minister last night.

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RCGP backs second EU referendum amid fears Brexit will 'damage' the NHSSubscription

26 Nov 2018 By

The RCGP will back a second referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU, after GPs passed a motion in support of a ‘People’s Vote’.

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Health secretary wants genomic sequences accessible via GP records Subscription

29 Oct 2018 By

Patients could be able to access their genomic sequence from their patient record in a similar way to accessing ‘bank account details’, the health secretary has said.

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Government in talks with BT to provide GPs with ‘full fibre’ broadband Subscription

08 Oct 2018 By

GPs could soon be able to access faster internet with BT’s ‘full fibre’ broadband, the health secretary has said.

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Out-of-hours service had no GP on shift 125 times in a year Subscription

03 May 2019 By Beth Gault

An out-of-hours service in west Wales had no GP cover 125 times during 2018, the findings of a Pulse investigation have revealed.

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​Dramatic increase in proportion of patients in NHS-managed practicesSubscription

05 Nov 2018 By Emma Wilkinson

The number of patients registered at health-board run practices in Wales has increased by 885% over the past five years, figures collected by the RCGP show.

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Government grants Welsh GPs 4% ‘pay rise’Subscription

25 Sep 2018 By

The Welsh Government has said GPs will receive a 4% pay uplift for 2018/19, backdated to 1 April.

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GP forced to quit out of hours after being quoted £5k indemnity for one sessionSubscription

21 Aug 2018 By Beth Gault

Exclusive  A GP has been forced to stop out-of-hours work after a medical defence organisation quoted indemnity fees of £5,000 annually for one session a week.

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24,000 patients forced to move to new GP due to practice closuresSubscription

13 Aug 2018 By Emma Wilkinson

More than 24,000 patients in North Wales have had to move to another GP because their practice closed down in the past few years, figures show.

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