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Updated: 21/08/2019 12:17

Wales rejects automatically registering English GPs due to Capita safety concerns

GPs registered in England will not be automatically added to the Welsh performers list due to concerns about Capita’s involvement in checking applications.

Funding for new staff could be removed to 'offset' practice costs in case of inflation

Primary care networks might not be able to recruit additional staff if inflation rises significantly, the BMA has said.

BMA reverses on advice that GPs should not flag firearm patient records

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.

Seven day 8am to 8pm GP access policy 'under review'

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.

Funding for deprived practices under Scottish contract may ‘worsen health inequalities’

Funding for some practices in the most deprived areas of Scotland will worsen health inequalities under the new GP contract, the RCGP has warned.

3,000 practices at risk of GDPR breach due to new childhood vaccine data system

Over 3,000 GP practices are at risk of breaching the Data Protection Act due to a new childhood vaccination data system.

Number of qualified FTE GPs drops by 2% in a year

The number of fully qualified full-time equivalent GPs has dropped by 2% over the past year, according to new figures.

Motion highlights from the UK LMC conference

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 2/21/2019 11:52:00 AM
Health screening NORTH AND NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE: That conference believes that health screening: (i) should not take place within the UK’s national health services without the approval of the UK National Screening Committee (ii) if carried out privately, requires the screening provider to provide follow up appointments with patients to discuss abnormal results, and if GPs end up doing this work for them, they are empowered to directly invoice the

GPs to vote on practices being paid per patient contact

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 2/21/2019 10:54:00 AM
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’.

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.

Global sum increase is a ‘step in the right direction’, say medical accountants

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.

Global sum will increase by just 92p per patient

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 2/20/2019 10:05:00 AM
GPs will receive just under £1 per patient more as part of the 2019/20 global sum, NHS England has announced.

GPs should have access to a ‘Samaritans-style’ mental health service, says HEE

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 2/20/2019 12:03:00 AM
GPs should have access to a national mental health support service on the NHS, according to Health Education England.

Half of GP practice buildings are not fit for purpose, BMA survey reveals

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 2/20/2019 12:01:00 AM
Only half of GP practice buildings are fit for purpose, a new BMA survey has found.

Scottish GPs given £20m extra for sustainability loans over next two years

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.