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CCGs have been told to ensure that the new primary care networks, which all GP practices will be mandated to join, are in place by 30 June at the latest.
GP practices in Luton working together in a primary care network have saved 3,000 appointments and £50,000, according to NHS England.
Exclusive There must be a 'genuine level playing field' for GP practices competing with Babylon GP at Hand, the health secretary has said.
The CQC has appointed Somerset GP Dr Rosie Benneyworth as its new chief inspector of primary medical services and integrated care.
Exclusive GP practices in England can expect changes to their contract from April mandating them to join networks of 30-50,000 patients in return for a major funding boost, Pulse has learned.
Everyone who wants them will be able to have digital GP appointments, the new long-term plan for the NHS in England will pledge.
Exclusive A quarter of GPs are finding it more difficult to employ locums due to competition from GP 'streaming' services in A&E departments.
The Government has launched the procurement process for providers of new GP IT systems, marking the first shake-up to the market in over a decade.
GP practices paid just £13 per month per patientSubscription
GP practices were paid just £152 per patient last year, or £13 a month, according to the latest official data.
GPs are dealing with a barrage of subject access requests since the new GDPR data protection regulations were introduced earlier this year.
There is still no need for GPs to stockpile medicines, vaccines, medical devices or clinical consumables ahead of Brexit, the Government has said.
Exclusive The number of GP practices closing their lists to new patients has started to taper off, a Pulse investigation has revealed.
The CQC has proved to the Government that GP practices are ‘good’ enough to receive investment, the outgoing chief inspector of general practice has said.
Almost 400,000 people consult GPs because of dental problems each year, as patients struggle with fast access to dentistry.
The Government has not made any assessment of extra costs to the NHS from paying for visas to bring in staff from the EU after Brexit, the health secretary has said.
The GP in charge of the BMA has written to the Chancellor ahead of next week’s budget, calling for a funding increase for general practice.
The CQC is going to be looking at whether Babylon's GP at Hand app has destabilised other GP practices, and its impact on the overall quality of care, the outgoing chief inspector of primary care told MPs today.
The Government has asked for a six-week maternal postnatal check to be considered as part of the negotiations for next year's GP contract.
GP representatives from across England will vote on whether the BMA should completely renegotiate the GP contract for the first time since 2004.
England LMC leaders are set to vote on whether to instate a new limit of 1,500 registered patients per full-time GP at a conference later this month.