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NHS financial crisis blocking plans to move care out of hospital, warn MPs

STPs 'not credible' without upfront investment in community healthcare, warns think tank

NHS crisis continues as fifth of hospitals on high alert for half of 2017 to date

Faster turnover of GP contracts needed to promote new care models, says thinktank

GP's award-winning alcohol service scrapped 'despite saving NHS £500,000 a year'
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GP's award-winning alcohol service scrapped 'despite saving NHS £500,000 a year'

A GP behind a groundbreaking, multi-award winning alcohol treatment service has said...

NHS financial crisis is making STP plans 'unworkable', warns BMA
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NHS financial crisis is making STP plans 'unworkable', warns BMA

NHS leaders do not have 'anything like' the money needed to implement sustainability...

GPs call for national roll-out of mentoring support for general practice

GPs call for national roll-out of mentoring support for general practice

GPs in the Midlands are calling for the national roll-out of mentoring support for...

NHS England to investigate 'questionable' private GP services
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NHS England to investigate 'questionable' private GP services

The NHS England chief executive has described as 'questionable' private consultation...

Leeds QOF suspension deal 'not legal', says NHS England

Leeds QOF suspension deal 'not legal', says NHS England

NHS England chief Simon Stevens has said a deal struck between GP leaders and CCGs...

GP contract 2017/18 offers 1% pay rise as unplanned admissions DES scrapped
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GP contract 2017/18 offers 1% pay rise as unplanned admissions DES scrapped

A £238m overhaul for the 2017/18 GP contract has been agreed by DH and the BMA, in...

Exclusive: NHS England rejected QOF suspension 'because of opposition from GPs'
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Exclusive: NHS England rejected QOF suspension 'because of opposition from GPs'

NHS England has claimed it rejected calls for nationwide suspension of the QOF -...

GPs back plan to prescribe cycling lessons for patients
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GPs back plan to prescribe cycling lessons for patients

LMC leaders have welcomed a scheme to allow GPs to prescribe cycling lessons to patients.

Leading GPs warn of Trump 'appeasement' threat to NHS

Leading GPs warn of Trump 'appeasement' threat to NHS

GPs have joined other health professionals in condemning the British government's...

Many STPs 'fail to address GP crisis' and must be rejected, says RCGP

Many STPs 'fail to address GP crisis' and must be rejected, says RCGP

A significant number of sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) should be...

Rise in seriously mentally ill prisoners linked to record suicide rate, fears GP

Rise in seriously mentally ill prisoners linked to record suicide rate, fears GP

Increased numbers of seriously ill people being jailed rather than sent to hospital...

Interview: Prison GPs in the forgotten health service

Interview: Prison GPs in the forgotten health service

Prison doctors see their part of the NHS as the 'forgotten service', says Devon GP...

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