GPs need guidance and incentives if they are to continue to provide good continuity of care in the face of major NHS upheaval, the leader of the King’s fund inquiry into general practice has told Pulse.
GPC leaders have urged GPs not to be pressured by 'shellshocked' PCT bosses into immediately taking on a commissioning role, following the seismic shift of power outlined in the Government's White Paper.
Exclusive: General practice is split over the Government’s plans for GP commissioning, with broad support over the proposals but nervousness over whether they can be made to work, a Pulse poll has found.
Exclusive: Up to 200,000 patients have been put at risk by a systematic failure to update medical data in the Government’s national Summary Care Record programme, reveals shocking new evidence supplied to Pulse by GP leaders.
The growing commercialisation of primary care has been ‘substantially understated’, with private firms now running over 200 surgeries and health centres across England and many companies rapidly expanding their business, a study has shown.
The out-of-hours company which employed German locum GP Dr Daniel Ubani failed to address ‘systematic’ failings in its procedures prior to the death of patient David Gray, the Care Quality Commission has found.