Sofia Lind is Pulse's news editor.
She writes news covering practice finance, including the GP contract and the QOF, as well as legal matters. She also covers Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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NHS England will expand the trial of direct booking of GP appointments by NHS 111, as part of plans to roll this out 'universally'.
GPs in England to get 1% pay rise from AprilSubscription
The GP contract negotiations for England have concluded with a 3.4% uplift to overall funding for 2018/19.
BMA to vote on new GP contract this weekSubscription
GPs may find out what is in store for the 2018/19 contract later this week, as BMA England's GP Committee is meeting to discuss proposals.
New data protection regulations are too onerous and practices should be offered protection and funding to deal with its 'unintended consequences'.
Exclusive The GMC has launched appeals against its own tribunal 23 times in less than a year, reveal figures obtained by Pulse.
Five new medical schools will launch across England as the Government bids to deliver the 'biggest ever increase' to the workforce.
A petition to stop cash-for-cuts referrals has gained nearly 100,000 signatures, after being launched this morning.
GPs and practice staff have been going the extra mile – quite literally – to care for patients despite the snow chaos that has engulfed Britain.
The BMA's GP Committee is holding out hope that the independent pay review body will award GP practices a 'proper' boost to finances this year, although confirmation may not be until the summer.
GPs will be compensated with a £30m pot to cover rises to indemnity costs for another year, the BMA’s GP Committee has said.
Attempts to improve the attractiveness of general practice in Scotland have yet to yield results, as the workforce declined by over 4% in the last five years.
The RCGP has distanced itself from the BMA's suggestion that GPs should cap their daily patient consultations at a 'safe' limit, but has said that GPs need an emergency brake to alleviate pressures.
The national enhanced service for extended hours will continue to be available to practices in 2018/19 despite the national launch of seven-day hubs.
The BMA is calling on the UK Government to 'stop making excuses' not to increase GP funding.
A GP trainee currently working in A&E has been caught up in a row over doctors' duty to speak up when concerned about patient safety.
Access to general practice is worsening, doctors have warned, as almost half of GPs tell BMA they had a doctor vacancy.
A majority of GPs cite exhaustion as the main reason why they do not work out of hours, a survey by BMA Wales has shown.
The GMC has won a High Court bid to have a junior doctor struck off the medical register, against the decision of its own tribunal.
Although influenza has remained rife, the rate at which it spread has levelled off in the past week, the latest data have revealed.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has questioned the GMC for taking its own tribunal's decision to the High Court to be quashed.