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London GP leader condemns 'politically-driven' new care models
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London GP leader condemns 'politically-driven' new care models

London's GP leader has condemned politically-driven 'fake' new care models being...

Practice staff could have more power in GP providers under Labour plans

Practice staff could have more power in GP providers under Labour plans

Practice staff could be given voting rights on GP partnerships under plans announced...

MPs set one-year deadline for NHS to define core hours GP services

MPs set one-year deadline for NHS to define core hours GP services

NHS officials have been told by MPs to define by March 2018 what services practices...

Medical school triples students' exposure to general practice

Medical school triples students' exposure to general practice

General practice exposure for medical students in Bristol will triple over the next...

Hearings more likely to trigger action against doctors as reforms improve accuracy

Hearings more likely to trigger action against doctors as reforms improve accuracy

Doctors who face a hearing after a GMC investigation are more likely to face suspension...

NHS 'Question Time' planned for RCGP Annual Conference

NHS 'Question Time' planned for RCGP Annual Conference

Delegates at this year's RCGP Annual Conference can expect a lively debate in the...

Doctors 'encouraged' by Labour pledge to increase NHS pay
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Doctors 'encouraged' by Labour pledge to increase NHS pay

The BMA has said doctors will be 'encouraged' by a Labour party pledge to scrap the...

Put GP workforce before Brexit, RCGP tells parties
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Put GP workforce before Brexit, RCGP tells parties

The next government must guarantee the status of healthcare workers from other EU...

Third of emergency cancer patients have 'no prior GP consultations'

Third of emergency cancer patients have 'no prior GP consultations'

One in three emergency cancer patients have never seen a GP prior to admission, discrediting...

Drive to put GPs in A&E backed by £56m funding from DH
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Drive to put GPs in A&E backed by £56m funding from DH

Hospital trusts across England have been awarded £56m to ease pressure on A&E next...

GPs halt QOF sign-off as NHS investigates skewed payments

GPs halt QOF sign-off as NHS investigates skewed payments

GP leaders have advised practices to halt their QOF approval processes after NHS...

GPs obliged to tell DVLA if patient ignores medical advice to stop driving
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GPs obliged to tell DVLA if patient ignores medical advice to stop driving

GPs are now obliged to inform the DVLA when patients continue to drive against medical...

Clinical news

GPs almost unanimously back HPV vaccination in boys, poll shows
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GPs almost unanimously back HPV vaccination in boys, poll shows

Nearly all GPs (94%) would want their own sons vaccinated against HPV, a poll of...

Peer review schemes do not reduce GP prescribing, study suggests

Peer review schemes do not reduce GP prescribing, study suggests

Peer review schemes do not curtail GP prescribing nor reduce the volume of tests...

Group-based mindfulness therapy 'as effective' as individual CBT

Group-based mindfulness therapy 'as effective' as individual CBT

Group mindfulness therapy is as effective as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)...

NHS in England to trial HIV PrEP drug as Scotland funds routine access

NHS in England to trial HIV PrEP drug as Scotland funds routine access

Patients at high risk of contracting HIV will soon be able to access pre-exposure...

Practice news

GPs urge boycott of ID-on-referral hospital charging scheme

GPs urge boycott of ID-on-referral hospital charging scheme

GPs in the Unite union have condemned NHS requests for primary care to participate...

Delivery of GP Forward View 'confusing and inadequate', warns BMA

Delivery of GP Forward View 'confusing and inadequate', warns BMA

Implementation of plans to increase GP funding by £2.4bn a year by 2020/21 has been...

GPs register migrant patients as 'no fixed abode' to block Home Office tracking
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GPs register migrant patients as 'no fixed abode' to block Home Office tracking

GP practices are advising undocumented migrants to register as 'no fixed abode' in...

Almost 3% of GP practices have closed or merged in past 15 months

Almost 3% of GP practices have closed or merged in past 15 months

Nearly 3% of GP practices in England have closed or merged in the past 15 months,...

People news

RCGP reveals candidates for college president
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RCGP reveals candidates for college president

Five senior GPs are in the running to replace Dr Terry Kemple as president of the...

Dr Nav Chana interview: Restoring GPs' job satisfaction is not just about money
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Dr Nav Chana interview: Restoring GPs' job satisfaction is not just about money

GPs are starting to see the advantages of working in larger networks, says Dr Nav...

RCGP chief executive Neil Hunt to step down

RCGP chief executive Neil Hunt to step down

RCGP chief executive Neil Hunt is to step down after six years in the role, the college...

GPs should consider industrial action after 'pathetic' budget, says NHS March organiser

GPs should consider industrial action after 'pathetic' budget, says NHS March organiser

GPs should consider industrial action to defend services after the 'slap in the face'...

Commissioning news

RCGP chair backs hospital takeover of practices under integration scheme
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RCGP chair backs hospital takeover of practices under integration scheme

The RCGP chair has backed an integration programme under which practices are being...

Practices plan to form MCP and bid for £6bn provider contract

Practices plan to form MCP and bid for £6bn provider contract

GP practices in the city of Manchester have agreed to become part of a partially-integrated...

GP transformation money must not be tied to extended access, warns GPC

GP transformation money must not be tied to extended access, warns GPC

Transformation funding for general practice promised in the GP Forward View must...

Existing GP model 'no longer fit for purpose', says Lords report
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Existing GP model 'no longer fit for purpose', says Lords report

The small business model of general practice is 'no longer fit for purpose' according...