NHS England area teams across the country have used minor technicalities to withhold pay for the patient participation group (PPG) DES.
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The employers' superannuation funding for GP locums will be covered for PMS practices in the same way as for GMS after a year of uncertainty, the GPC has revealed.
GMC registration fees for next year will remain unchanged from 2013/14 rates, the regulator has confirmed.
Details of a PMS funding review that could strip millions of pounds from practices will be revealed within weeks by NHS England, GP has learned.
Primary care will expand in 2014 as the transfer of work out of hospitals accelerates, a leading health consultancy firm has predicted.
GP leaders and health officials have defended GPs' performance on cancer referrals, after reports suggested many are failing to refer patients with symptoms quickly enough.
GPs have called for urgent changes to the benefits system, warning current rules are damaging patients' health and burdening overworked practices in deprived areas.
A GP-led dementia service that slashed diagnosis waiting times and boosted detection rates has won an £80,000 NHS innovation prize.
Patients fail to attend more than one in 10 GP appointments in Wales, prompting calls for 'urgent action from NHS leaders.
Practices will struggle to cope with patient demand this winter because of a 'relentless' rise in workload and a lack of primary care investment, GP leaders have warned.
The DH blames the 2004 GP contract for pressure on A&E, but what impact will 2014/15's elderly care reforms have?
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Sweeping reforms will make 2014 a tough year for GPs looking at their pension, Dr David Bailey tells Nick Bostock.
GP leaders want the funding for walk-in centres to be diverted into general practice. But do these services have a part to play in the future of the NHS? Marina Soteriou reports.
NHS England deputy medical director Dr Mike Bewick tells Neil Roberts that GPs must help to design the profession's future development.
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COLUMNISTS & OPINION
Read the latest from our regular GP columnists Mary Lowth and Liam Farrell, editorials from GP magazine and guest opinions.
'Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!/But we've got our brave captain to thank./(So the crew would protest) that he's bought us the best/A perfect and absolute blank!'
'Twas the night before Christmas (now renamed Winter Festivity). The 'Diagnose the Doctors' initiative had left things in disarray.
I would like to begin by thanking my predecessor Professor Clare Gerada for her hard work and commitment. She achieved some admirable results and while our approach may be different, our passion for, and commitment to, general practice is shared.
Last month's unveiling of the 2014/15 new GMS contract deal left GPs asking about the workload implications of the new £160m DES for GPs proactively to manage vulnerable patients, with the aim of minimising emergency hospital admissions.
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