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RCGP warning over pace of commissioning plans

The RCGP has expressed ‘major concerns’ about the pace and cost of plans for GPs to take on a commissioning role, after a summit of council members to discuss the Government’s plans.

10 September 2010

New test to diagnose Barrett’s oesophagus could herald primary care screening programme

A new diagnostic test for Barrett’s oesophagus could be the foundation of a screening programme in primary care, according to UK-led research.

10 September 2010

GP commissioning tsar: ‘We don’t want clinicians turning into not very good managers’

GPs will not be forced to take on hands-on management roles in newly established GP consortia, the Government’s commissioning tsar has said.

10 September 2010

Summary Care Record rollout pushes ahead as National Programme for IT axed

PCTs are forging ahead at a rapid pace with the Summary Care Record rollout, in a desperate bid to reach critical mass before the looming Government review of the programme, Pulse can reveal.

10 September 2010

GMC recruits staff to tackle fitness-to-practise backlog

The GMC has been forced to take on more staff to deal with the huge surge in GPs being referred by GP medical directors to appear before fitness-to-practise panels.

10 September 2010

QOF has narrowed health inequalities

The Quality and Outcomes Framework has narrowed health inequalities by cutting admissions and deaths from heart disease most in deprived areas, new research shows.

10 September 2010

Physios may get prescribing powers

The Department of Health is considering whether to give physiotherapists and podiatrists independent prescribing rights.

09 September 2010

GMC claims ‘huge support’ from GPs for streamlined revalidation plans

The GMC has claimed that its latest plans for revalidation have received overwhelming backing from GPs, and insisted this week that a scaled-back version of the controversial scheme 'is going to happen'.

09 September 2010

Lansley to investigate Harmoni out-of-hours contract award

Health secretary Andrew Lansley has vowed to investigate claims that NHS managers transferred out-of-hours care in their area to a private firm without consulting local GPs.

09 September 2010

No evidence for morning sickness treatments

None of the many current treatment options for women with morning sickness have enough evidence to show they are effective and safe, concludes a gold-standard systematic review.

09 September 2010