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RCGP urges members to report any impact on GP training from HEE cuts

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Exclusive: GPs reject DH vision of switch to 1,500 superhubs

BMA junior doctors chair among first on scene at Westminster attack

Locum and salaried GPs excluded from NHS planning because of huge data gaps

Ministers insist GP Forward View 'on track' as MPs hit out over GP crisis
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Ministers insist GP Forward View 'on track' as MPs hit out over GP crisis

Plans to increase overall GP funding to more than £12bn by 2020/21 under the GP Forward...

Weekend GP access must extend to 40% of patients this year, government confirms
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Weekend GP access must extend to 40% of patients this year, government confirms

Close to half of the population should be able to access enhanced GP services in...

Exclusive: GPs in England deliver 1m appointments per week over 'safe limit'
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Exclusive: GPs in England deliver 1m appointments per week over 'safe limit'

GPs in England deliver over 25% more appointments per week than a safe limit proposed...

QOF suspension could remain in place throughout 2017/18 in Wales

QOF suspension could remain in place throughout 2017/18 in Wales

GPs in Wales could be allowed to opt out of up to 75% of QOF targets in 2017/18 without...

GPs left 'in limbo' as CQC misses 50-day rating target for 39% of practices

GPs left 'in limbo' as CQC misses 50-day rating target for 39% of practices

Fewer than two in three practices received their CQC report within the target 50...

GMC steps up checks on heavy workload undermining medical training
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GMC steps up checks on heavy workload undermining medical training

The GMC has overhauled its annual survey for doctors in training and medical trainers...

RCGP slams diversion of £800m primary and community care funding to cover deficits
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RCGP slams diversion of £800m primary and community care funding to cover deficits

GP leaders have slammed a decision by NHS England to divert £800m of primary, community...

Discount rate cut that will drive up GP indemnity costs was 'legal error'

Discount rate cut that will drive up GP indemnity costs was 'legal error'

The government 'erred legally' in deciding to cut the discount rate on personal injury...

MPs call for more training for GPs to reduce 'unacceptable' suicide rate

MPs call for more training for GPs to reduce 'unacceptable' suicide rate

GPs and trainees should be given more training in depression and suicide risk, the...

GP practices could merge into 1,500 'super hubs' under NHS reforms
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GP practices could merge into 1,500 'super hubs' under NHS reforms

Thousands of GP practices across England could be closed as general practice provision...

GPs will be protected from rising indemnity costs, health minister pledges
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GPs will be protected from rising indemnity costs, health minister pledges

Financial support to protect GPs against rising indemnity costs will continue beyond...

GP contract rise protected as Hammond scraps national insurance hike

GP contract rise protected as Hammond scraps national insurance hike

Chancellor Philip Hammond has scrapped plans set out in last week's budget to hike...

Junior doctor dispute revealed HEE had 'lost sight of human side' of training
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Junior doctor dispute revealed HEE had 'lost sight of human side' of training

Health Education England (HEE) has taken steps to restore 'the human side' of medical...

Not enough GPs for A&E triage plans, says Wollaston
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Not enough GPs for A&E triage plans, says Wollaston

Government plans to put GPs in every A&E by this winter are not possible with the...

Doctors could face more than five years mandatory NHS service under DH plans
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Doctors could face more than five years mandatory NHS service under DH plans

Newly-trained doctors could be tied to the NHS for more than five years after graduation...

GP winter indemnity scheme extended to cover Easter bank holiday

GP winter indemnity scheme extended to cover Easter bank holiday

The 2016 winter indemnity scheme has been extended by one month to help GPs work...

Exclusive: CQC 'outstanding' rating up to five times more likely for practices outside London

Exclusive: CQC 'outstanding' rating up to five times more likely for practices outside London

Practices in the north and east of England are five times more likely to be rated...

RCGP Annual Conference to lead the way on GP collaboration

RCGP Annual Conference to lead the way on GP collaboration

The RCGP Annual Conference 2017 has chosen the theme of 'Forward Together' to inspire...

GPC Scotland hints at 'dramatic change' to stop indemnity costs forcing GPs to quit

GPC Scotland hints at 'dramatic change' to stop indemnity costs forcing GPs to quit

GP indemnity arrangements will 'change quite dramatically' in Scotland to tackle...

Practices paid over £2.4m so far to assess huge backlog of patient data

Practices paid over £2.4m so far to assess huge backlog of patient data

More than 200 high priority clinical documents are still awaiting further clinical...

NHS England outlines tighter core hours opening rules for GPs
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NHS England outlines tighter core hours opening rules for GPs

NHS England officials have given the first indications of how core hours opening...

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