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Updated: 29/06/2019 10:20

Two thirds of GPs reject plans to split CCG

Over two thirds of GPs in Sandwell have voted to reject plans to reorganise healthcare in the area, including Birmingham.

Babylon set to join primary care networks across England

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 6/27/2019 11:57:00 AM
Babylon will be forced to open new premises across England, and existing primary care networks will be obliged to take them on under new proposals launched today by NHS England.

Digital services will help ease GP shortages, says Simon Stevens

Technology could be used to counter the inverse care law, NHS England has said. 

Another practice closure brings tally to 13 in single town

Another GP surgery in Brighton and Hove is to close, taking the toll to 13 in four years, including two branch surgeries and practices lost through mergers.

Foundation trust takes over another GP practice in crisis town

An NHS foundation trust in North Yorkshire has taken over another GP practice in Bridlington, which has been badly hit by the GP recruitment crisis, it has emerged.

'Improved technical infrastructure' needed before roll of out video consultations

GPs part of a video consultation pilot have advised not to roll out the scheme until the platform can be integrated with existing NHS IT systems

Hancock pledges freedom of movement for medics from all countries

Matt Hancock has announced his advocacy for free movement for overseas doctors if he is made the next Prime Minister

Skype doctors freed up 2,000 GP appointments over the past two years

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 5/29/2019 12:52:00 PM
Doctors and nurses who are using Skype to treat older people in their homes have freed up 2,000 GP appointments, according to NHS England.

Another trust in talks to take over five practices

A hospital trust in the North-West is in talks to take over five practices in the St Helens area, with GPs becoming employees of the trust. 

GP workload increasing following all time high medicine shortages

GPs have told Pulse they are spending increasing amounts of time dealing with requests for medicines switches due to shortages of common drugs.

Hancock pledges £150m to improve NHS IT resilience

The health secretary has pledged £150m to improve IT resilience, in a speech marking the two-year anniversary of the global WannaCry attack that affected NHS IT systems

NHS England to offer 'up to' £200k per selected network 'accelerator' site

NHS England will be offering 'up to' a reported £200,000 per selected primary care network 'accelerator' site, Pulse has learnt.

New GPs eligible for back payments of seniority pay

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 5/24/2019 11:22:00 AM
GPs could receive thousands of pounds of extra seniority pay following revised figures for 2015/16, published by NHS Digital.

Co-op app to ‘free up thousands of GP practices’

Co-op is set to expand a repeat prescription app that will free up ‘thousands’ of GP practices in England, according to the retailer.

GPs urged to improve care for veterans

NHS England has urged GPs to sign up to a scheme to improve care for thousands of veterans and their families as part of an expansion of the service.