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All parties must support GPs, college warns ahead of Northern Ireland election

GP referrals blocked as NHS sees four-fold rise in hospitals on top alert

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Nearly 200 GP practices closed in 2016 alone, NHS data suggest

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GPs lose up to £218m as NHS quality fund pays out smallest share ever

NHS data 'prove PM wrong' on GP access as nine in 10 practices open beyond core hours
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NHS data 'prove PM wrong' on GP access as nine in 10 practices open beyond core hours

Almost nine in 10 GP practices in England provide appointments outside of core opening...

GPs under pressure as one in four hospitals declare major pressure alert
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GPs under pressure as one in four hospitals declare major pressure alert

GPs face widespread restrictions on referrals as official data revealed that more...

Pay practices to support GP out-of-hours care, say urgent care leaders

Pay practices to support GP out-of-hours care, say urgent care leaders

Urgent care leaders have said a new enhanced service could pay practices for their...

Bidding opens for £112m clinical pharmacists in general practice pilot

Bidding opens for £112m clinical pharmacists in general practice pilot

GP providers serving populations of more than 30,000 patients can bid from this week...

Theresa May warned over long waits for cancer scans

Theresa May warned over long waits for cancer scans

Radiologists have written to prime minister Theresa May warning that NHS services...

Exclusive: Demand soars for GP out-of-hours care as winter crisis bites

Exclusive: Demand soars for GP out-of-hours care as winter crisis bites

A sharp rise in demand for GP out-of-hours services in recent weeks has left them...

MPs urge Theresa May to agree cross-party NHS funding plan

MPs urge Theresa May to agree cross-party NHS funding plan

The chairs of three influential House of Commons select committees have urged prime...

CCGs pay private companies millions of pounds to screen GP referrals

CCGs pay private companies millions of pounds to screen GP referrals

One in three CCGs that operate referral management schemes pay a private company...

More GPs in A&E could push patients to hospital faster, warns RCGP

More GPs in A&E could push patients to hospital faster, warns RCGP

Increasing the number of GPs working in A&E departments could encourage more patients...

Consultation on full STPs impossible, NHS officials warn council leaders
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Consultation on full STPs impossible, NHS officials warn council leaders

Public consultation on an entire sustainability and transformation plan (STP) is...

GP Podcast: Can physician associates and skill mix ease the GP workforce crisis?

GP Podcast: Can physician associates and skill mix ease the GP workforce crisis?

GP Podcast was invited to visit the Allum Medical Centre in Waltham Forest, north...

Learning disabilities study uses GP data to highlight health gap

Learning disabilities study uses GP data to highlight health gap

The largest-ever study into the health of people with learning disabilities in England...

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