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Heart tsar sets out primary care CVD strategy

The Department of Health’s heart tsar has set out his priorities for raising standards in the management of cardiovascular disease in primary care.

27 July 2010

RCGP chief quits to join clergy

The chief executive of the RCGP is to step down after being selected for ordination as a minister in the Church of England, the college has announced.

26 July 2010

Lansley throws Department of Health agencies on the bonfire

The axe has fallen on a string of Department of Health arm’s length bodies, as the Government dramatically ramps up its crackdown on NHS efficiency by announcing it will cut NHS administration by half.

26 July 2010

Widespread misdiagnosis of coeliac disease

Over half of patients with coeliac disease have been originally misdiagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, a new survey has found.

26 July 2010

Private practices and Darzi centres set for central role in GP consortiums

Exclusive: Private companies and Darzi centres will be entitled to a stake in controlling the direction of local GP consortium boards in many areas, Pulse can reveal.

26 July 2010

Lansley: PCTs to blame for out-of-hours failings

Health secretary Andrew Lansley has blamed PCTs for a series of high-profile failings in GP out-of-hours services - after being challenged directly on the future of commissioning by a PCT manager.

26 July 2010

GPs to sit on local authorities as councils take on key commissioning role

GPs will be forced to work closely alongside local authorities when the new era of GP-led commissioning begins to take place, the Government has revealed.

23 July 2010

McKinsey: GPs ‘must close hospitals to save cash’

American consultancy firm McKinsey has said that GPs will need to spearhead plans to close hospital wards across the country if they are to successfully bail the NHS out of its £20bn debt crisis.

23 July 2010

Private sector services to benefit under Government plans

GPs will be able to farm out the commissioning of whole services to the private sector under the Government’s root and branch shake-up of the NHS, it has emerged.

23 July 2010

GPs to commission care for all registered patients, regardless of where they live

GPs will be responsible for commissioning care for patients who live way outside their own locality under the Government’s sweeping package of NHS reforms.

23 July 2010