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

RCGP ambassadors denied access to STP proposals, college warns

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

Allowing pharmacists to refer patients to hospital could drive up activity, GP warns

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'...

STP plans to cut GP numbers by a fifth and merge practices
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STP plans to cut GP numbers by a fifth and merge practices

GP numbers will fall by 18% by 2021 under STP plans published for Somerset.

STPs 'far from perfect' but NHS has no plan B, warns think tank
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STPs 'far from perfect' but NHS has no plan B, warns think tank

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have failed to involve frontline clinicians...

BMA surrenders junior doctor contract strike mandate
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BMA surrenders junior doctor contract strike mandate

The BMA has abandoned the prospect of further industrial action over the imposed...

GPs back self care drive to cut millions of appointments for minor ailments

GPs back self care drive to cut millions of appointments for minor ailments

GP leaders have backed calls from local government for a cultural shift in self care...

Exclusive: Nearly half of GP partner vacancies unfilled for more than a year

Exclusive: Nearly half of GP partner vacancies unfilled for more than a year

Almost half of vacancies for GP partners and a third of vacant posts for salaried...

STP plans at risk without extra NHS funding, warns GP/MP

STP plans at risk without extra NHS funding, warns GP/MP

NHS transformation plans could be at risk unless the government provides new funding,...

Health select committee chair asks chancellor to consider extra funding for NHS

Health select committee chair asks chancellor to consider extra funding for NHS

The Conservative chairwoman of the House of Commons health committee, former GP Dr...

Funding warning over STP plans to roll out GP care homes service

Funding warning over STP plans to roll out GP care homes service

STP plans to roll out a GP care home service will be impossible to achieve unless...

Five Year Forward View plans threatened by lack of funding

Five Year Forward View plans threatened by lack of funding

Plans to integrate and transform services could be jeopardised by the lack of ring-fenced...

STP 'undeliverable' warns LMC leader as first full plans revealed
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STP 'undeliverable' warns LMC leader as first full plans revealed

STP plans to shift more care out of hospital into general practice are 'undeliverable'...

Tories call for campaign to ensure more people in London register with a GP

Tories call for campaign to ensure more people in London register with a GP

The mayor of London should lead a drive to ensure more people are registered with...

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