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BMA threatens legal action over ‘discriminating’ NHS pension scheme

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 15:46
The BMA is to help GPs and other doctors sue the Government over the NHS pension scheme if ministers refuse to admit the scheme discriminates against younger members.
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Digital GP consultations make spotting signs of sepsis 'a challenge', says PHE

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 09:19
Exclusive Digital GP consultations will make detection of sepsis more of ‘a challenge’, Public Health England’s antibiotics lead has said.
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Patient satisfaction in GPs drops to record low levels as 'intense pressures' show

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:01
A quarter of patients are dissatisfied with general practice - the lowest level since data was first collected in 1983 - a new analysis of a national survey has claimed.
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Many online GP providers cannot connect to the NHS App

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 17:11
Many online GP providers are unable to connect with the NHS App, which could cause 'confusion' for patients, it has been warned. 
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GPs concerned over potential huge charges due to pensions underpayments

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 09:03
The BMA has met Capita over concerns that GP practices that have underpaid pension contributions could have large amounts of money deducted from their core payments as soon as May, Pulse understands.
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Struggling practice moves 1,000 patients to another town in attempt to secure future

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 17:19
A GP practice that is struggling to meet patient demand is moving more than 1,000 patients off its list.
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New three-storey GP centre given go-ahead after long negotiations

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 14:44
A new three-storey GP centre will replace two surgeries in the Warwick area, after long negotiations and despite a number of objections from members of the public.
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BMA in talks over who will foot bill for pensions contributions hike from 2020

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:15
GP practices may be required to pay for increased employer contributions from 2020/21, but will not have to cover the costs in the first year the changes are introduced.
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Over half of GPs unable to refer to 'overflow hubs' because they are full

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 17:41
Overflow hubs are failing to support pressurised practices, with more than half of GPs finding hubs to be full when they try to divert patients to them.
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‘Tipping point’ town gets reprieve as contractor found for 9,000-patient practice

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 13:42
Crisis hit GPs in a Northern Ireland town have been granted a reprieve after a provider was found to take over a 9,000-patient practice, which had handed its contract back.
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GPs in their 30s being told to cut clinical hours to avoid pension charges

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 11:30
Younger GPs are being advised by their accountants to cut clinical hours to avoid extra pension charges, the BMA GP Committee chair has warned.
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GP burnout expert will chair new forum to deliver long-term plan

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 17:28
Leading GP burnout expert Professor Clare Gerada has been appointed as co-chair of a new forum set up to oversee the delivery of the NHS long-term plan.
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Capita forced to give GPs extra time to submit pension forms after website errors

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 12:23
Errors with the Capita-run Primary Care Support England (PCSE) pensions submission website are stopping GPs from submitting their pension forms, Pulse understands.
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GPs unable to submit pensions forms on deadline day due to Capita website errors

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 12:23
Errors with the Capita-run Primary Care Support England (PCSE) pensions submission website are stopping GPs from submitting their pension forms, Pulse understands.
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Wales rejects automatically registering English GPs due to Capita safety concerns

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 18:06
GPs registered in England will not be automatically added to the Welsh performers list due to concerns about Capita’s involvement in checking applications.
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Wales to stop English GPs from automatically registering due to Capita safety concerns

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 18:06
GPs registered in England will not be automatically added to the Welsh performers list due to concerns about Capita’s involvement in checking applications.
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Funding for new staff could be removed to 'offset' practice costs in case of inflation

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 08:54
Primary care networks might not be able to recruit additional staff if inflation rises significantly, the BMA has said.
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BMA reverses on advice that GPs should not flag firearm patient records

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 17:38
The BMA GP Committee has changed its stance on GP firearm checks, removing its advice that GPs should not flag the records of patients with firearms.
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Seven day 8am to 8pm GP access policy 'under review'

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 09:55
Exclusive Seven-day access will be reviewed to make sure it is 'sensible' for practices, as part of the move to primary care networks, NHS England has said.
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Seven day 8 to 8 GP access policy 'under review'

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 09:55
Exclusive Seven-day access will be reviewed to make sure it is 'sensible' for practices, as part of the move to primary care networks, NHS England has said.
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