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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.

 
 
GPs urged to offer greater choice of contraception

GPs urged to offer greater choice of contraception

17 April 2014

GPs have been urged to improve patient access to and choice of contraception, particularly long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs), under new standards welcomed by GPSIs.

 
 
GPs fear diagnostics meltdown as industrial action looms

GPs fear diagnostics meltdown as industrial action looms

17 April 2014

More than 100 GP practices could be unable to request blood tests later this month after staff at one of the UK's largest hospitals threatened industrial action.

 
 
#WeekInReview - 17 April: Practices threatened with closure, get your arse to the doctors and #bowelcancer

#WeekInReview - 17 April: Practices threatened with closure, get your arse to the doctors and #bowelcancer

17 April 2014

A glance back over this week's primary care news, opinion, top tweets and best gaffes.

 
 
Vitamin D deficiency doubles risk of chronic musculoskeletal pain

Vitamin D deficiency doubles risk of chronic musculoskeletal pain

16 April 2014

A lack of vitamin D can double the risk of developing chronic widespread pain, a study suggests.

 
 
GP fronts poster campaign to reduce use of A&E

GP fronts poster campaign to reduce use of A&E

16 April 2014

A Bedford GP has become the face of a campaign to cut unnecessary visits to A&E.

 
 
GP contract in 2014/15 to benefit average practice by just £114

GP contract in 2014/15 to benefit average practice by just £114

15 April 2014

GP practices could benefit by just £114 on average from the 2014/15 contract after NHS England refused to agree an increase in the value of QOF points.

 
 
Quarter of CCGs face 2014/15 deficit as experts urge NHS funding rise

Quarter of CCGs face 2014/15 deficit as experts urge NHS funding rise

15 April 2014

One in four CCG finance directors fear their organisation will fail to achieve financial balance in 2014/15, a poll shows.

 
 
Health check roll-out by councils 'ineffective', charity warns

Health check roll-out by councils 'ineffective', charity warns

15 April 2014

Local authorities are failing to offer enough health checks one year after taking control of the programme, according to a diabetes charity.

 
 
CCGs may need to merge to take on powerful trusts, outgoing CCG GP suggests

CCGs may need to merge to take on powerful trusts, outgoing CCG GP suggests

14 April 2014

A GP CCG clinical vice chairman who is stepping down from the role this summer suggests CCGs may need to merge to take on powerful trusts.

 
 
Successful Challenge Fund bidders revealed: full details

Successful Challenge Fund bidders revealed: full details

14 April 2014

Successful bids for the £50m Challenge Fund to boost access to GP practices were announced on 11 April - find out what bidders will deliver and how much funding they will receive.

 
 
Exclusive: 12% of GPs fear practice closure

Exclusive: 12% of GPs fear practice closure

One in eight GPs say their practice is at risk of closure because of financial pressures, an exclusive GP magazine survey reveals.

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Dr Caroline Fryar Interview: Defending GPs against rising scrutiny

Dr Caroline Fryar Interview: Defending GPs against rising scrutiny

28 March 2014

The first woman to lead the MDU medical advisory team has a tough task.

 
 
Can 10,000 new GPs save general practice?

Can 10,000 new GPs save general practice?

28 March 2014

Crumbling morale and rising workload have left general practice on its knees. Nick Bostock looks for a glimmer of hope.

 
 
Obesity: a growing problem

Obesity: a growing problem

14 March 2014

What part can GPs play in dealing with the UK's obesity crisis, asks Stephen Robinson.

 
 
Will Scotland split the GP contract?

Will Scotland split the GP contract?

14 March 2014

As Scotland prepares to vote on independence, could a GP contract breakaway come first? David Millett reports.

 
 
 

COLUMNISTS & OPINION


Read the latest from our regular GP columnists Mary Lowth and Liam Farrell, editorials from GP magazine and guest opinions.

Viewpoint: RCGP and BAPIO must improve CSA together, says Dr Kailash Chand

Viewpoint: RCGP and BAPIO must improve CSA together, says Dr Kailash Chand

11 April 2014

Writing for GPonline.com in a personal capacity, BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand reflects on the findings of this week's judicial review into the fairness of CSA tests.

 
 
Editorial: Tories need to rethink their GP policies

Editorial: Tories need to rethink their GP policies

11 April 2014

The joy of five-year fixed-term parliaments is that we know the next general election to form the UK's 56th parliament will be on 7 May 2015.

 
 
Liam Farrell: Doctor/patient relationship hits new low

Liam Farrell: Doctor/patient relationship hits new low

11 April 2014

Progress can be painful, but sacrifices must be made in the name of science. I took a deep breath, girded my loins and started morning surgery.

 
 
Dr Boyd Peters: It's easy to get lost in the lingual jungle

Dr Boyd Peters: It's easy to get lost in the lingual jungle

11 April 2014

Part of the joyous learning curve of working in general practice is adjusting to the local vernacular, wherever you are.

 
 
 

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