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Updated: 21/08/2019 12:17

Nearly 50% of trainee doctors have considered quitting due to personal wellbeing

Almost half of doctors have considered leaving their job due to “reasons of personal wellbeingâ€.

NICE publishes new asthma QOF indicators to improve misdiagnosis and overtreatment

NICE has published new indicators to improve diagnosis and care for patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure, all of which could adopted into next year’s QOF framework.

Number of fit notes issued by GPs rises by almost 9% in two years

The number of fit notes issued has increased by almost 9% in the past two years, according to the latest statistics by NHS Digital. 

PM pledges more than £100m for primary care projects

The new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an extra £1.8bn in funding for the NHS, including over £110m for primary care.

Patients ‘get around’ rationing rules by registering with out-of-area practices

Patients have been changing GP practice in order to ‘get around’ rationing of services by CCGs, a health minister has said.

RCGP launches toolkit to incentivise promoting active lifestyles

The RCGP has unveiled an 'active practice' toolkit in a bid to incentivise GP practices to promote active lifestyles within patients and staff.

Fourth practice in single town put in special measures after CQC inspection

Four GP surgeries in Swindon run by the same provider have been placed in special measures following CQC inspections. 

CCG to cut up to 30% of its discretionary funding for primary care

A CCG in the East of England has agreed to cut nearly a third of its general practice budget despite national requirements to invest additional resources in primary care networks (PCNs).

Prescription cuts contributed to £3bn NHS England ‘efficiency’ savings

NHS England and clinical commissioning groups managed to find £3 billion of ‘productivity and efficiency improvements’ in the past year despite additional demands on the health service. 

Almost one in five 'good' practices dropped rating this year, CQC reports

Almost a fifth of practices in England rated ‘good’ by the CQC have deteriorated to a lower rating, according to the regulator's annual report

CQC increases number of criminal actions against medical providers by over 30%

The CQC increased the number of enforcement actions it took last year in an effort to ‘protect’ the public.

Same-day pharmacy appointments could help tackle GP pressures, says RCGP

A move that will see patients with minor conditions offered same day consultations at their local pharmacy could help relieve GP pressures, the RCGP has said. 

GPs will not be legally liable for firearms licence approvals

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 7/23/2019 12:01:00 AM
GPs are not legally liable for judging whether someone is able to possess a firearm, new draft Government guidance has clarified. 

Self-referrals to NHS physios will create 'small increase' in MSK appointments

Direct patient access to NHS physiotherapists will increase the demand on general practice, and may fail to reduce GP workload, according to a new study.

NHS England extends scheme to support GP retention in England

The GP retention programme will be extended for another two years, according to NHS England.