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GP superpractice in talks to buy a hospital and recruit GP trainees from China

Golden hellos could undermine GP recruitment in neighbouring areas, HEE admits

STPs told to allocate up to 20% of transformation funds to primary care

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MP demands GP waiting time guarantee amid practice closures

Two in five GP trainees' education undermined by heavy workload, warns GMC
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Two in five GP trainees' education undermined by heavy workload, warns GMC

As many as two in five GP trainees face excessive workloads that interfere with their...

Hunt launches £1m flexible working pilot for GPs over 55

Hunt launches £1m flexible working pilot for GPs over 55

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a £1m scheme to retain GPs aged over 55...

STP proposals 'impossible' without primary care funding, councils warn
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STP proposals 'impossible' without primary care funding, councils warn

Two councils have criticised their local sustainability and transformation plan (STP),...

Lack of sessional GP representation 'risks credibility' of LMCs

Lack of sessional GP representation 'risks credibility' of LMCs

The credibility of LMCs could be 'seriously undermined' and much of the profession...

11,000 patients told to find a new GP as four practices close
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11,000 patients told to find a new GP as four practices close

Four practices serving around 11,000 patients in west Lincolnshire are set to close...

CQC chief inspector's practice rated 'good' despite patient safety warning
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CQC chief inspector's practice rated 'good' despite patient safety warning

The Bellevue Medical Practice in Birmingham, where CQC chief inspector Professor...

Pharmacists call for broader role in managing long-term conditions

Pharmacists call for broader role in managing long-term conditions

GP practices and pharmacies across England should draw up plans for pharmacists to...

'Domino effect' fears as GP practice closes after third provider walks away

'Domino effect' fears as GP practice closes after third provider walks away

An MP has called on NHS managers to resolve problems with primary care in her constituency...

Eight out of 10 GPs in England say their workload is unmanageable

Eight out of 10 GPs in England say their workload is unmanageable

More than eight out of 10 GPs in England say their workload is unmanageable, according...

Exclusive: Quarter of GPs happy to give mobile phone number to patients
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Exclusive: Quarter of GPs happy to give mobile phone number to patients

One in four GPs already do or would consider handing out their personal mobile phone...

Autumn statement leaves NHS in trouble, warns former health secretary Lord Lansley
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Autumn statement leaves NHS in trouble, warns former health secretary Lord Lansley

Former health secretary Lord Lansley has warned that the NHS faces a 'very difficult'...

Outstanding GP practices twice as large on average as those rated inadequate
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Outstanding GP practices twice as large on average as those rated inadequate

GP practices rated outstanding by the CQC have on average more than double the list...

Autumn statement 'missed opportunity' for health and social care

Autumn statement 'missed opportunity' for health and social care

Health and care leaders have criticised the government's autumn statement as a missed...

Exclusive: Just one in five GPs consulted on STPs
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Exclusive: Just one in five GPs consulted on STPs

Only one in five GPs have been consulted on sustainability and transformation plans...

Map: How have GP practices across England fared in CQC inspections?
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Map: How have GP practices across England fared in CQC inspections?

CQC inspections have found that the vast majority of practices in England are providing...

GPC seeks urgent meeting with Home Office to scrap firearms requirements

GPC seeks urgent meeting with Home Office to scrap firearms requirements

The GPC has requested an urgent meeting with the Home Office, calling for it to repeal...

NHS finance problems 'endemic' warns government auditor

NHS finance problems 'endemic' warns government auditor

Financial problems in the NHS are now 'endemic' and 'not sustainable', government...

Outstanding GP practice 'among most inspirational' seen by CQC inspectors
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Outstanding GP practice 'among most inspirational' seen by CQC inspectors

A GP practice in Oldham that runs gardening, walking and social groups for patients...

Exclusive: Exodus to locum GP roles must be stopped, warns RCGP chair
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Exclusive: Exodus to locum GP roles must be stopped, warns RCGP chair

The balance is wrong between incentives for GP locum work compared with partnership...

GP patient record access extended for routine hospital care in Wales
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GP patient record access extended for routine hospital care in Wales

Summaries of patients' GP records are set be made available in hospitals for routine...

Exclusive: RCGP to commission report on delivery of GP Forward View promises

Exclusive: RCGP to commission report on delivery of GP Forward View promises

The RCGP will commission a progress report to determine whether NHS England pledges...

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