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Experts call for more evidence to back up move to new GP care models

Researchers have called for more evidence to be gathered about the clinical and financial impacts of new large-scale general practice models being pursued by NHS England.
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General practice given just 4% of NHS winter bailout money

GPs were allocated just 4% of the total amount of winter resilience funding given to NHS organisations this year, with the rest going to secondary care.
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Junior doctors' strike had 'significant impact' on patient care, finds study

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:30.
The junior doctors’ strike in 2016 had ‘significant negative impacts’ on patient care, a report into the protests over contract changes has concluded.
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GMC criticised by its own regulator for handling of Bawa-Garba case

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:09.
The GMC’s bid to strike off a junior doctor from the medical register was ‘without merit’, according to an unpublished review of the case by the Professional Standards Authority.
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Weighting of GP practice funding is 'inequitable', finds study

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:37.
GP practices in the north of England should be receiving higher funding than they do under current weighting, researchers have suggested.
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Jeremy Hunt has been health secretary longer than Aneurin Bevan

News from GPonline.com - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:31.
Jeremy Hunt has now spent longer in the top role within the department of health (now the department of health and social care) than the founder of the NHS.
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NHS England gives companies £8.7m to develop new technologies to help GPs

News from GPonline.com - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:45.
NHS England has awarded £8.7m to 10 companies that are developing new technologies aimed at 'future-proofing' general practice.
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GP leaders to consider encouraging non-clinical GP partners to save partnerships

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:07.
GP leaders will be voting on whether non-GPs should be actively encouraged to become partners in an effort to sustain the partnership model at the UK-wide LMCs Conference next week. 
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GPs to see 'minimal changes' to their contract from April

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:54.
Practices can expect ‘minimal changes’ to the GP contract in 2018/19, according to a presentation given to local GPs by the BMA.
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BMA demands 2% GP pay rise for 2018/19

News from GPonline.com - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:58.
The BMA has called for GP funding in 2018/19 to deliver a 2% pay rise on top of the RPI rate of inflation - currently running at 4% - in evidence to the Doctors and Dentists Review Body (DDRB).
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Over 80% of GPs say workload has worsened since GP Forward View

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:43.
Exclusive The Government's £2.4bn general practice rescue package has failed to relieve GP workload two years on, a Pulse survey has shown.
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Three quarters of GP partners say their practice has struggled to cope this winter

News from GPonline.com - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:06.
More than three in four GP partners say their practice has struggled to cope this winter as the worst flu outbreak in seven years and the freeze on elective care in England added to existing pressure.
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Government backs cap on legal fees in clinical negligence cases

News from GPonline.com - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:48.
The government is to set up a working group to examine how to introduce a cap on legal fees in clinical negligence cases involving claims of up to £25,000.
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One in four GPs have seen patients harmed by NHS winter pressure

News from GPonline.com - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:33.
Almost one in four GPs have seen patients at their practice come to harm this winter - with some reporting patients have died - because of extreme pressure on the health service, a GPonline poll reveals.
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GPs remain under pressure as flu rates begin to fall

News from GPonline.com - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:29.
GP practices continue to face high rates of consultations for flu, but the number of cases is beginning to fall in most parts of the UK.
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Latest GP workforce figures are 'very disappointing', says College

She said: "This is very disappointing news - and frustrating as even a small drop in GP numbers can have a huge ripple effect on hard-working GPs, our teams and the care we are able to give to our pat...
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General practice lost more than 700 GP partners in 2017

News from GPonline.com - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:15.
Numbers of full-time equivalent (FTE) GP partners in England fell by 708 in 2017 - 3.4% of the total at the start of the year, according to official NHS data published on Thursday.
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Number of GPs continues to decline as 200 leave in three months

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:59.
The GP workforce in England is continuing to decline with 219 full-time equivalent GPs lost to the profession since September.
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NHS England declines GPC request for QOF suspension

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:05.
NHS England has turned down a request from the BMA's GP Committee to suspend QOF over winter.
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BMA calls for GP pay increase to relieve workforce crisis

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:03.
The BMA is asking for GPs to get more money after capping their pay award at 1% meant they took home a pay rise 60% lower than other workers.
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