NHS England’s flagship patient feedback tool will be modified next year, with patients no longer being asked if they would recommend the service to their family or friends.
There needs to be a national body to examine CCG decisions to restrict access to treatments, according to patient groups and charities.
Patients must have full access to their medical records retrospectively from April 2020, according to the new GP contract.
Patients living closer to an A&E department are more likely to choose it over their local GP practice, according to a survey of the social influences driving people in deprived areas to A&E.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) will spend around £11m on medicine shortage preparations, in case of a no-deal Brexit.
NHS England is considering scrapping its flagship A&E target, under which patients should be seen within four hours of arrival.
A small number of GP practices have been selected to electronically prescribe controlled drugs (CDs) as part of an NHS Digital pilot scheme.
GP practices in Stockton-on-Tees are being offered payment to take on violent patients from a specialist practice being shut down by the CCG.
CCGs should fund the additional 1% pay uplift to the GP contract to help practice staff in their area attain an overall uplift of 3% this year, the BMA has said.
A National Academy for Social Prescribing will help GPs and frontline staff share expertise, the health and social care secretary has said.
NHS England has updated its protocol on locum cover reimbursements for GP performers who are returning from sick leave on a phased basis.
GP practices will not be allowed to buy fax machines from January next year and will not be allowed to use them beyond March 2020, the health secretary has announced.
GP practices have dealt with an increasing number of homeless patients over the last five years, a BMA survey has found.
An NHS body could take on the lease of practices that find themselves in a ‘last partner standing’ situation, NHS England has said.
Two new on-demand GP appointment platforms will be launching on a national scale after securing sufficient funding.
The Commons Health Committee has urged NHS Digital to ditch an agreement that allows the Home Office to use GP patient data to establish an individual's immigration status.
Several practices in a small town have been allowed to refuse to register any new patients, due to the domino effect from closures in the area.
Patients continue to show frustration when they are denied antibiotics, a Medical Protection Society (MPS) survey of 500 GPs has found.
GPs have been advised to try not to hug their patients as this could land them in medico-legal hot water.
Some 14,700 patients face the risk of being displaced as a CCG in the Midlands considers the future of three practices.