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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.
NHS Digital will not be amending a QOF Read code which logs patients with thrombocytosis - an elevated platelet count - as having cancer.
GP practices are facilitating more appointments than ever, although fewer of those patient consultations are with GPs and more undertaken by other healthcare professionals.
QOF issues affecting users of EMIS Web will not be fully resolved until February, according to an NHS Digital update.
Exclusive GPs have raised concerns that they will wrongly recall patients for treatment after an IT issue meant patients were mistakenly recorded as having cancer.
The Labour Party has complained to Prime Minister Theresa May about health secretary Matt Hancock's links to private GP provider Babylon.
GPs may be told no longer prescribe blood glucose testing strips and bath and shower emollient preparations.
Exclusive The ambulance trust running the GP out-of-hours services in Dorset is reducing the number of doctors on shift over winter after overspending its budget earlier in the year.
Exclusive ‘Tens of’ GP practices have expressed interest in partnering up with Babylon to offer its GP at Hand app to their patients, according to the company.
The Scottish Government has said GP independent contractors will receive a 3% pay uplift for 2018/19, backdated to 1 April.