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Push Doctor, a private provider of £25 GP video consultations, has argued that CQC inspections of online providers are ‘unfair’.
GP leaders from across England have voted down a proposal for struggling practices to be supported by the BMA to go private.
GP representatives are coming together today for the first-ever England LMCs Conference, where they will vote on topics including struggling practices adopting new private models.
Pulse looks at how the private company was able to launch its scheme
The Medical Defence Union has asked GPs to 'get behind' its bid to ensure that the new state-backed indemnity scheme will include historic liabilities.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that GPs have an 'obligation to follow their contracts', following calls from local GP leaders for the BMA to support vulnerable practices to go private.
The Department of Health has launched a consultation into reducing the number of healthcare regulators in the UK from a current nine bodies down to 'three or four'.
GPs should not prescribe antibiotics as first-line treatment for sinusitis, and instead advise patients to rest and relieve symptoms with paracetamol, NICE has said.
GPs sometimes lack skills or capacity to identify mental health problems in children and young people, the CQC has warned.
GPs and practice nurses are wrongfully being told to advise patients with HIV to stop taking their medication after receiving the flu jab.
Researchers have noted a sharp rise in instances of self harm among teenage girls treated in GP practices.
The Medical Defence Union has defended its decision to move to a transitional indemnity product whilst the Department of Health finalises the details of its state-backed scheme.
GP practices should prioritise setting up official pages on Facebook to capture patient feedback, a study has concluded.
The RCGP has created a resource bringing together a range of advice and information for oversees GPs considering a career in the UK.
The Welsh Government has announced it is extending its GP trainee golden hello scheme following a successful first year.
GPs asked to record patients' sexual orientationSubscription
NHS England has issued guidance for GPs and other health and social care professionals on how to record a patient's sexual orientation.
Home-testing for bowel cancer could 'halve' colonoscopy investigations, says NHS EnglandSubscription
A new home-testing kit for bowel cancer is being trialled by NHS England, which said it is expecting to cut invasive testing procedures by half.
Exclusive New peer review schemes are 'focusing on the wrong target', GP leaders have said, as official NHS data showed GP referrals to hospitals are actually in decline.
Three quarters (75%) of patients think it will become more difficult to get a GP appointment in coming years, a survey has shown.
Nearly 6,000 patients were sent out of area for mental health treatment last year, including some who had to travel 500 miles or more.