Exclusive: The GMC has admitted that some 'die-hard' GPs will never be won round on the benefits of revalidation, but says it is confident of winning the hearts and minds of the majority of the profession.
GP practices face an uphill struggle to sustain profits in the face of savage cuts to health spending, the new chair of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA) has warned.
The coalition Government has confirmed its intention to abolish practice boundaries as part of its plans to extend patient choice – although Conservative sources insist their party does not see it as a priority.
Exclusive: A Department of Health initiative to transfer care from hospital to privately run services in the community exposed patients to ‘significant clinical, managerial and administrative failings’, a confidential report leaked to Pulse reveals.
NICE guidance on skin cancer will relax the requirement for GPs to attend multidisciplinary team meetings in order to perform minor surgery – and introduce different levels of competency for those performing more complicated procedures.