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Digital GP providers will 'help expand GP workforce', says Government

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 13:57
Primary care networks will be the key to recruiting more staff to work in general practice, the Government’s NHS long-term plan has said.
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New GP contract to mandate practices to join primary care networks

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 13:13
Exclusive GP practices in England can expect changes to their contract from April mandating them to join networks of 30-50,000 patients in return for a major funding boost, Pulse has learned.
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Government long-term plan to increase primary care funding by £4.5bn

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:45
Primary and community care will receive a £4.5bn funding boost by 2023/24 as part of the NHS long-term plan, the Government has announced.
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Five-year GP-based training could start in 2021, says NHS England adviser

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 17:48
A five-year GP-based training scheme could start in 2021, as part of a pilot project in east London, an adviser to NHS England has said.
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Issues with private firm's GP booking system causes patients to visit A&E

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:45
A new call centre for booking GP appointments has contributed to an increase in A&E attendances, as patients struggling to get through to the booking system turned to A&E instead.
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A&E ‘streaming’ competition is causing locum shortages for quarter of GPs

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 17:13
Exclusive A quarter of GPs are finding it more difficult to employ locums due to competition from GP 'streaming' services in A&E departments.
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Patient wealth status 'impacts GP access more than other NHS services'

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 15:58
People living in deprived areas of England face greater health inequalities in relation to GP services than they do with most NHS services, new research suggests.
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Government rules out exempting GPs from GDPR subject access requests

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 17:12
GP will not be given the right to charge for patient information requests as it would ‘weaken the rights of patients’, culture, media and sport minister Margot James has said.
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Patients miss one in 20 GP appointments at a cost of £200m, warns NHS England

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:02
One in 20 GP surgery appointments are being wasted because patients do not turn up and fail to warn surgeries they are not coming, costing the NHS over £200m annually.
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Law on injury compensation could help reduce GP indemnity costs

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 14:02
A law has been passed that could help towards reducing the cost of GP indemnity cover.
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GMC 'can't lawfully stop appealing fitness-to-practise tribunal decisions'

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 13:17
The GMC has a 'statutory duty' to continue to appeal fitness-to-practise decisions made by its own tribunal until the Government officially strips it of its right to do so.
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GMC legal advice says it can’t stop appealing tribunal decisions until law change

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 13:17
The GMC has a 'statutory duty' to continue to appeal fitness-to-practise decisions made by its own tribunal until the Government officially strips it of its right to do so.
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GP practices paid just £13 per month per patient

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 12:48
GP practices were paid just £152 per patient last year, or £13 a month, according to the latest official data.
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GP workforce grew by 850 in three months, official data reveal

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 12:37
Numbers of full-time equivalent (FTE) GPs working in England rose over the summer, according to figures published today by NHS Digital.
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Four people taken to hospital after stabbing attack at GP practice

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 12/19/2018 - 15:34
Three people were injured in a stabbing incident that took place on Wednesday morning at a GP surgery and a nearby health centre in East London.
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Three people taken to hospital after stabbing attack at GP practice

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 12/19/2018 - 15:34
Three people were injured in a stabbing incident that took place on Wednesday morning at a GP surgery and a nearby health centre in East London.
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GP practices face annual pension contribution rise of around £50,000

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 12/19/2018 - 14:30
GP partners may have to pay around £7,000 more per doctor each year for employer contributions to the NHS pension scheme, it has been revealed.
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New measures against fake medicines set to hit workload, warn GP leaders

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 12/19/2018 - 09:43
New tougher rules to stop counterfeit medicines could cause extra workload and IT upheaval for GPs, the BMA has warned.
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NHS England launches seven-day GP advertising campaign

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 12/18/2018 - 13:19
Seven-day access has now been fully rolled out across England, according to NHS England.
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NHS England launches awareness campaign for seven-day GP access

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Tue, 12/18/2018 - 13:19
Seven-day access has now been fully rolled out across England, according to NHS England.
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