The week's News on Healthcare Republic

Here is the pick of the top news stories that have appeared on Healthcare Republic in the past seven days.

  1. November deadline set for GPs to be licensed 08-Jun-09
    The GMC today announced a 16 November deadline for all GPs to be licensed in order to practise medicine in the UK.

  2. GPs could be forced out by firms under competition rules 10-Jun-09
    Private firms could use competition rules to force PCTs to break up existing GPs' contracts, according to the panel responsible for regulating competition in the NHS.

  3. New primary care minister is appointed 09-Jun-09
    North Warwickshire MP Mike O'Brien replaces Ben Bradshaw as health minister responsible for primary care.
  4. GP contracts swine flu as total reaches 557 08-Jun-09
    A GP in Wales has contracted swine flu after returning from a trip to America, as experts warn that the number of confirmed cases could be double the official total

  5. Global flu pandemic officially declared 11-Jun-09
    The WHO has declared a global flu pandemic, the first in 40 years, following an emergency meeting in Geneva.









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