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Quality fears as GP out-of-hours funding falls 13% in two years

Quality fears as GP out-of-hours funding falls 13% in two years

GP out-of-hours funding has fallen by around 13% in two years, threatening service quality and increasing pressure on emergency services, a group representing providers has warned.

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Breastfeeding cuts adult heart disease risk, study suggests

Breastfeeding cuts adult heart disease risk, study suggests

23 April 2014

Breastfeeding may greatly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease well into adulthood, research suggests.

 
 
Six GPs elected to BMA council as NHS campaigners dominate

Six GPs elected to BMA council as NHS campaigners dominate

23 April 2014

A leading campaigner against NHS privatisation has won more votes than any other candidate in elections to the BMA council, as six GPs were also voted in.

 
 
Scrapped QOF indicator increased LARC uptake, study finds

Scrapped QOF indicator increased LARC uptake, study finds

22 April 2014

A QOF indicator for contraceptive counselling that was scrapped in the 2014/15 contract deal had helped an extra 110,000 women access long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs), a study has found.

 
 
Exclusive: GP access pilots secure top-up funding worth millions of pounds

Exclusive: GP access pilots secure top-up funding worth millions of pounds

17 April 2014

Challenge Fund GP access pilots have received guarantees of top-up funding worth millions of pounds and assurances of financial support beyond 2014/15, GP magazine has learnt.

 
 
Up to 500 GP practices to pilot care.data from autumn

Up to 500 GP practices to pilot care.data from autumn

22 April 2014

Up to 500 GP practices will take part in a trial of data extraction under the delayed care.data programme from this autumn, NHS England has revealed.

 
 
How the GP contract is changing

How the GP contract is changing

11 April 2014

As the 2014/15 financial year gets under way, Nick Bostock and Stephen Robinson look at the impact of changes to the GP contract.

 
 

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Red flag symptoms

Red flag symptoms - Unintended weight loss

Red flag symptoms - Unintended weight loss

Identify unintentional weight loss, advises Dr Pipin Singh

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Dr Maureen Baker: Key role for GPs in youth mental health

Dr Maureen Baker: Key role for GPs in youth mental health

Children and young people are as likely as adults to become ill - and they can become mentally ill, just as they can become physically ill.

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Introducing named GPs for patients aged 75 and over

Introducing named GPs for patients aged 75 and over External website

22 April 2014

How will this policy affect GPs in practical terms? GPC negotiator Dr Beth McCarron-Nash provides advice.

 
 
Premises Cost Directions 2013: the practical issues one year on

Premises Cost Directions 2013: the practical issues one year on External website

22 April 2014

Billed as interim, the Premises Costs Directions 2013 have raised a variety of issues that NHS England should now address, writes Andrew O'Dowd.

 
 
How to meet flu vaccination targets

How to meet flu vaccination targets External website

22 April 2014

How can practices hope to meet the 'tough' target for flu vaccinations? Dr Mark Goodwin, whose practice exceeded the targets last season, shares his top tips.

 
 

QOF domains and points for 2014/15 External website

17 April 2014

The latest information on domains, payments and prevalence.

 
 
 


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