Tom de Castella
Out of hours GP services across Wales are struggling and in north and west Wales the shortage of out of hours GP has reached ‘crisis point’, the BMA has warned.
The future shape of urgent and emergency care in Northern Ireland is to be debated at a summit this summer.
The event in June will bring together clinicians, patients and representatives from organisations across health and social care, including the royal colleges.
The summit will inform public consultation for the review of urgent and emergency care announced by Northern Ireland’s Department of Health in November 2018.
Dr John Maxwell, an emergency department consultant
Staff shortages could ‘presents a real risk’ to the impact of the £20.5bn NHS funding boost, the National Audit Office has said.
Exclusive Health secretary Matt Hancock has hinted the state-backed indemnity scheme - due to start in April - could be funded using GP core funding.
Four in ten patients feel their GP practice is a poor environment that makes them feel anxious or stressed, according to a survey
Trainee GPs have been misled and left thousands of pounds out of pocket after confusion over a £20,000 ‘golden hello’ incentive to train in certain areas, Pulse has learnt.
The CQC is trialling ‘structured phone calls’ with 10-15 GP practices as a temporary replacement for its delayed online data collection system.
NHS 111 staff will be able to book GP appointments directly under changes outlined in the NHS long-term plan.
There is little evidence to suggest that larger GP practices boost clinical outcomes or save money, researchers have warned.
GP patients in Gosport have been banned from switching surgeries after a dramatic exodus of patients from a hospital-managed GP practice left others overwhelmed.
CCGs should fund data protection officers to help overworked practices cope with patient data requests, the GP partnership review has suggested.
GP pension arrangements should be overhauled in a bid to stop GPs retiring early or reducing their sessions, the partnership review has said.
The GMC is opening a new centre in Manchester this summer that will double the number of overseas doctors it can test.
A former advisor to online private GP provider Push Doctor has been appointed as health minister for innovation, a title which includes digital health.
The Government is looking to ban GPs from charging patients for domestic abuse letters, the health and social care minister has said.
The BMA has condemned one of the UK’s largest online pharmacies after the company offered financial incentives to GPs to insert marketing leaflets into flu jab invitation letters - a potential breach of contract for GPs.
GPs who perform poorly in postgraduate exams are up to 12 times more likely to face professional sanctions during their medical career, new research suggests.
The fate of 161 newly-qualified GPs from non-European Union countries remains unknown five months after fears were raised that some of them might face deportation.
The number of GPs retiring before 60 has slowed down, according to the latest set of figures from the NHS pension scheme.
Doctors based abroad could be used to treat patients in the UK as a way of overcoming recruitment problems, the GMC has said.