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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.
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.
GPs could soon be referring patients to outpatient appointments taking place via Skype, following calls from NHS England's medical director.
GP practices had 'more than enough time' to place their orders for the new over-65s flu vaccine, NHS England has said.
NHS workforce shortages are so dire that there is a risk some of the £20.5bn extra funding pledged may go unspent, expects have warned.
Nearly 70% of GPs have experienced a shortage of the new over-65s flu vaccine, forcing them to turn away vulnerable older patients as a result.
Less than a quarter of European doctors working in the NHS feel confident the Government's Brexit agreement will protect their rights, the BMA has found.
A CCG has set up a crisis fund from which its member GP practices can request money if they hit temporary hard times.
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.
GPs may be told no longer prescribe blood glucose testing strips and bath and shower emollient preparations.