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Updated: 21/08/2019 12:17

'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.

15-minute appointments are the ‘future of general practice’, says RCGP

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 5/21/2019 12:01:00 AM
The RCGP has called for manageable GP workload and 15-minute consultations in general practice by 2030 in its new ‘Fit for the future’ report.

200 pharmacists recruited to tackle overprescribing in care homes

A team of 200 clinical pharmacists are being recruited to reduce over prescribing in care home residents, NHS England has announced.

Prime Minister hopes to recruit 5,000 extra GPs 'as soon as possible'

Prime Minister Theresa May has committed to recruiting an extra 5,000 GPs to the NHS ‘as soon as possible’.

5% of GPs have sought help from mental health service

Over 5% of GPs in England have sought help for their mental health from the GP Health Service over the past two and a half years.

CCG to cut urgent care centre hours following GP at Hand deficit

The CCG hosting GP at Hand has unveiled plans to cut urgent care centre hours due to its ‘very challenging financial position’.