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GPs to vote on practices being paid per patient contact

GP representatives from across the UK will vote on whether the BMA should negotiate for payments in the GP contract to ‘reflect numbers of patient contacts’.
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GP federations will not count as primary care networks 'in most cases'

Exclusive Practices will have just a couple of months to join new primary care networks if they are to qualify for a significant amount of funding being invested in the organisations by NHS England.
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Global sum increase is a ‘step in the right direction’, say medical accountants

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:40
The 92p per patient increase that GPs will receive as part of the 2019/20 global sum is ‘not particularly exciting’ but does come alongside other major changes which should benefit GPs, medical accountants have said.
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Global sum will increase by just 92p per patient

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:05
GPs will recieve just under £1 per patient more as part of the 2019/20 global sum, NHS England has announced.
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GPs should have access to a ‘Samaritans-style’ mental health service, says HEE

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 00:03
GPs should have access to a national mental health support service on the NHS, according to Health Education England.
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Half of GP practice buildings are not fit for purpose, BMA survey reveals

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 00:01
Only half of GP practice buildings are fit for purpose, a new BMA survey has found.
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Scottish GPs given £20m extra for sustainability loans over next two years

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:57
A total of £50m will be invested in sustainability loans for Scottish practices over the next two years – a substantial boost on the £30m already set aside - the Scottish government has announced.
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CQC tells patients to complain about GP care to improve services

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:49
The  healthcare inspector is encouraging patients to complain about their experiences of GP care if they have concerns, in order to improve services.
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New refugee recruitment scheme sees 14 GPs taken on in one region

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:51
A total of 14 refugee GPs are being retrained as part of a recruitment scheme in the Sandwell and West Birmingham area.
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New system will allow GP prison records to be transferred to other practices

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 09:36
A new Government IT system will allow GP prison records to be transferred to other GP practices, allowing for better continuity of care for prisoners once they leave prison.
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Patient in GP crossbow attack jailed for 20 years

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:22
A patient who blamed his GP for the death of his father and shot him with a crossbow bolt in his surgery was jailed for 20 years today (Friday 15 February).
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Scottish GPs could face £1.6m parking bill, warn Conservatives

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:21
Hundreds of GPs could be hit by the introduction of a car park tax in Scotland from which other NHS workers will be exempt, the Scottish Conservative party has claimed.
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GP workforce 'deterioration' will hinder plan to move hospital care into practices

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:29
The 'ongoing deterioration' of the GP workforce will seriously hinder the Government's plan to move care out of hospitals and into the community, according to a new report.
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GPs asked to prescribe drugs and chase test results for secondary care inpatients

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:29
More than one in four GPs have been asked by a secondary care provider to provide primary care services to inpatients, a Pulse survey of more than 700 GPs can reveal.
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GP campaign group calls for Babylon boycott until 'full impact' is known

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:09
A grassroots GP campaign group has called on GPs to boycott working with Babylon until the independent evaluation of its NHS service is complete and the ‘full impact’ of the model is known.
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GPs must email patients instead of sending letters, says Hancock

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:46
GPs must send patients emails rather than letters, says health secretary Matt Hancock.
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GPs could see legal aid ‘embedded’ in practices under new Government scheme

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:50
Patients could access legal advice within GP surgeries in the future, under Government reforms to legal aid.
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Babylon GP at Hand given green light to expand NHS services to Birmingham

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:47
Babylon GP at Hand has been given the green light to expand to the UK's second-largest city, the digital company has confirmed.
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GP practices yet to claim millions in CQC reimbursement fees

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:17
GP practices have yet to claim millions of pounds in CQC fees from the past year, Pulse understands.
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Paramedic fraudulently signed hundreds of prescriptions to free up GP time

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:57
A respected former paramedic forged hundreds of prescriptions while working at a GP practice.
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