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Budget sets aside £7.5m for GP ‘cluster’ workingSubscription

23 Feb 2017 By Iona Twaddell

The Scottish Government has announced £7.5m to support GP practices working closer together in ‘GP clusters’.

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Pharmacy minor ailment pilot to reduce pressure on GPsSubscription

01 Feb 2017 By Iona Twaddell

A pilot extension of the Minor Ailment Service has been launched which aims to have pharmacists, rather than GPs, treat these conditions.

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GPs could stop doing childhood and travel vaccinations under new plansSubscription

03 Nov 2016 By

A move away from GPs doing childhood and travel vaccinations, while retaining funding, forms part of plans to overhaul the GP contract in Scotland.

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First minister pledges extra £500m for general practice in Scotland

17 Oct 2016 By

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged an extra £500m in funding for general practice in Scotland by 2020/21.

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GP convicted of patient assault after attending an emergency call

04 Oct 2016 By Sally Nash

A GP who was handed a two-month suspension after he admitted assaulting a man he had been told to attend to in the street has raised questions about the support for lone GPs sent to deal with emergency calls.

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‘We’re trying to build the future’Subscription

25 Nov 2016

The champion of practices in deprived areas speaks with Iona Twaddell

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Scottish GPC chair: 'General practice might not survive'

11 Mar 2016

Highlights from the Scottish LMCs Conference 

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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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GP leaders issue guidance amid a flurry of practice closuresSubscription

05 May 2017 By Emma Wilkinson

GP leaders in Wales have set out to help practices finding themselves with 'no way out', amid a raft of new closures.

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LMC negotiates QOF opt-out for GP practices until April Subscription

02 Feb 2017 By

GP practices in Leeds have been given permission to drop the majority of QOF for the rest of this reporting year to free up ‘headroom and clinical capacity’.

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Save GPs left as 'last man standing', GPC tells NHSSubscription

22 Nov 2016 By Emma Wilkinson

Exclusive GP leaders across the country are calling on commissioners to step in to save ‘last-man-standing’ practices by taking on premises leases, redundancy payments and employment rights.

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GPs hand back contract in area hard-hit by closuresSubscription

07 Nov 2016 By Iona Twaddell

A GP practice in north Wales has handed back its contract, becoming the latest among a raft of local practices to do so.

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Winter pressure funding announced amid social care cuts warning

03 Nov 2016 By Emma Wilkinson

The Welsh government has announced £50m additional funding for the NHS to deal with winter pressures.

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