GPs in Scotland will renew calls for a breakaway contract deal at this year's Scottish LMCs conference.
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GPs need support to protect children from exposure to domestic abuse and improving continuity of care is a key factor in helping patients speak out about concerns, research shows.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who receive the flu vaccine are less likely to be hospitalised or die over the following year, research suggests.
A top official has reiterated NHS England's commitment to handing CCGs a wider role in running primary care, just days after GP leaders rejected similar proposals.
The majority of the public and their GPs believe care.data has been poorly publicised and understood, RCGP and LMC polls have revealed.
GP practices could be denied funding because of poor care delivered by other NHS organisations, under proposals in report commissioned by the Labour party.
A glance back over this week's primary care news, opinion, top tweets and best gaffes.
A quarter of obese patients may have depression, research suggests, prompting a call for GPs to view the condition as a red flag to screen for the mental illness.
Primary care is so fragmented that GP practices resemble '8,000 corner shops', and this structure threatens to block efforts to reform services, the outgoing head of the NHS in England has said.
Ninety-five percent of NHS patients in England will have online access to their GP records by April 2015, the health secretary has said, despite the ongoing row over extraction of patient data.
Practices managed to vaccinate nearly half of eligible patients against shingles in the first five months of the new national programme despite months of vaccine supply issues, official figures show.
GP payment services for the whole of England could be handed to a single outsourced company following an NHS England bid to slash £40m from primary care support (PCS) services, it has emerged.
- NHS England bid to strengthen business support for GP practices
- Corner-shop GPs are blocking NHS reform, says Nicholson
- Hunt: 95% of patients will have online access to GP records in 2015
- HPV vaccine ruling opens door to schedule change
- Practices hit 50% shingles jab uptake despite vaccine supply problems
- Viewpoint: BMA deputy chairman on why the decline in GP funding must be reversed
- #WeekInReview - 28 February: Nicholson lampoons #caredata debacle, #NHSChangeDay and Darth Vader condoms
- GP interview - Dr Ellie Cannon: The media GP
- Car review - Volkswagen Golf GTI
- Win an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
- #WeekInReview - 21 February: #caredata crash, nurse Hunt, Labour #BBCQT Pointless and #DressLikeConsultants
- GP interview - The mountaineering GP
- Lack of cancer expertise risks setting back care by a decade, CCGs told
- CCGs push for NHS England collaboration to decommission underperforming GPs
- King's Fund suggests GPs receive extra funds to encourage community working
- Welsh GPs back locality commissioning plans
- Merger of GP and community care possible, says NHS England
- BMA backs hospital closure amendment to Care Bill
- NHS England bid to strengthen business support for GP practices
- Small CCGs struggling to combat health inequalities
- GP fears over PMS funding
- GPs to get rare disease computer prompts
- Interview: Keeping out England's NHS madness
- UK primary care is a victim of its own success, warns GPC leader
- Viewpoint: Why NICE is right to promote wider statin use
- Flu vaccine campaign set for expansion in September
- Handful of GPs make online pledges for NHS Change Day
- RCGP votes to remain opposed to assisted dying law change
- GP Enterprise Awards entry closes 3 March
- Hampshire GPs pioneer named clinician role
- GPC calls for urgent government action to save MPIG practices from closure
- Exclusive: 41% of GPs report falling income from private and professional fees
- Boost gestational diabetes screening through QOF, say researchers
- NHS England postpones controversial care.data launch until autumn
- Welsh LMCs round up: Enhanced services, unresourced work and secondary follow-ups
- RCGP demands NHS England informs public of care.data scheme
- Welsh GPs demand funding to cut 'unacceptable' waiting times
- Antibiotics of little benefit for cough even in high-risk patients, study finds
In an NHS drowning in reform, GPs on the ground need clear advice, says Dr Michelle Drage. Neil Roberts reports.
Parallel reforms to MPIG and PMS contracts have left thousands of GP practices facing huge swings in funding. Nick Bostock reports.
Vertical integration of the NHS could leave some GP practices facing competition from their local hospitals. Neil Roberts reports.
Dr Nikita Kanani juggles part-time general practice, CCG work and other roles, and makes the time to take her children to and from school each day. Graham Clews finds out how she does it.
COLUMNISTS & OPINION
Read the latest from our regular GP columnists Mary Lowth and Liam Farrell, editorials from GP magazine and guest opinions.
The Health and Social Care Act was a 'slow train crash' for the NHS, writes Dr Kailash Chand, and ministers must reverse the decline in general practice funding to help primary care pick up the pieces.
'It is always the best policy to speak the truth,' said Jerome K Jerome, who then added an important qualification - 'Unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.'
I am sorry to say that I have read BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand's critique of the King's Fund's report on commissioning and funding general practice with increasing concern and frustration, writes Kent GP Dr John Ribchester.
I've come to the whole social media thing pretty late. Not because I'm a technophobe, but from scrolling down my wife's Facebook page from time to time, I could never see myself needing to press 'like' when a friend posts a picture of their new shoes...
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