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GPs overseas could provide online consultations, says GMC

Doctors based abroad could be used to treat patients in the UK as a way of overcoming recruitment problems, the GMC has said.
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Patient petition saves small local GP surgery

A Welsh village is to keep its GP surgery after the health board listened to patient complaints regarding plans to close it.
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CCGs contest being charged for Babylon GP at Hand patients

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:12
Some London CCGs are contesting being charged a fee for patients in their areas that have signed up to Babylon GP at Hand.
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QOF coding will continue to log thrombocytosis as cancer, says NHS Digital

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:27
NHS Digital will not be amending a QOF Read code which logs patients with thrombocytosis - an elevated platelet count - as having cancer.
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BMA: Online pharmacist incentive scheme may cause GPs to breach contract

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:17
The BMA has condemned one of the UK’s largest online pharmacies after the company offered financial incentives to GPs to insert marketing leaflets into flu jab invitation letters - a potential breach of contract for GPs.
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GP practices provided over 300m appointments in the past year

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:35
GP practices are facilitating more appointments than ever, although fewer of those patient consultations are with GPs and more undertaken by other healthcare professionals.
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NHS England asks GPs to re-send 20 years' worth of child immunisation data

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:37
GPs have been asked to re-send nearly 20 years' worth of immunisation records to NHS England, as part of a national drive for improved child health data.
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Financially 'unsustainable' to run a practice, say GPs

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:22
The state of general practice in Wales and Northern Ireland has been laid bare by survey results published this week.
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GP seven-day access programme did not reduce A&E attendance, study finds

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:05
Introducing routine evening and weekend GP appointments did not reduce A&E attendance, according to an evaluation of the service.
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GP contract may ban charging for domestic abuse reports

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 16:34
The Government is looking to ban GPs from charging patients for domestic abuse letters, the health and social care minister has said.
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Scottish GP practices to be supplied with free data protection officer

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:32
Health boards in Scotland will provide data protection officers to all GP practices to enable them to comply with data protection regulations, the Government has announced.
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Former GP secretary fined for reading medical records

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:23
A former trainee medical secretary working in a GP practice in England has been fined by a court after admitting to reading patients' medical records for reasons unrelated to her job role.
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IT update has seen patients wrongly recorded with cancer diagnosis, claim GPs

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:25
Exclusive GPs have raised concerns that they will wrongly recall patients for treatment after an IT issue meant patients were mistakenly recorded as having cancer.
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Revealed: GP IT update has seen patients wrongly recorded with cancer diagnosis

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:25
Exclusive GPs have raised concerns that they will wrongly recall patients for treatment after an IT issue meant patients were mistakenly recorded as having cancer.
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GP co-op takes over out-of-hours for 300,000 patients after provider collapse

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 13:24
Exclusive A GP-run out-of-hours and urgent care cooperative has agreed to take on an extra 270,000 patients with less than a week’s notice.
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'Innovative' single-hander wins GP of the Year award

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:03
A single-handed GP in Hull has won Pulse's GP of the Year award for providing 'innovative' care to the largest council estate in Europe.
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New EMIS system will listen to and ‘interpret’ GP-patient conversations

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 16:43
The new EMIS-X system will use voice recognition to ‘automatically interpret’ conversations between GPs and their patients, and ‘turn them into medical codes’, EMIS said today.
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Labour Party complains to Prime Minister about Matt Hancock’s Babylon links

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:28
The Labour Party has complained to Prime Minister Theresa May about health secretary Matt Hancock's links to private GP provider Babylon.
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Half of GPs say patients came to harm from cancelled operations last winter

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 09:03
Exclusive GPs have revealed the extent to which patients were put at risk of harm, including death, as a result of hospitals struggling to deal with winter pressures last year.
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Half of GPs say patients came to harm from cancelled operations last winter

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 09:03
Exclusive GPs have revealed the extent to which patients were put at risk of harm, including death, as a result of hospitals struggling to deal with winter pressures last year.
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