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Updated: 21/08/2019 12:17

Out-of-area regulations should be scrapped, says BMA

NHS England should withdraw its out-of-area regulations as they are 'not in line' with wider NHS England policy, the BMA has said. 

Over 70 suppliers bid for GP IT future framework

NHS Digital has received 73 applications from suppliers to deliver new GP IT systems. 

GPs told to stop closing for half-days or risk losing £40k in funding

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 8/19/2019 10:14:00 AM
GP practices have been warned to stop closing for half-days or risk losing £40,000 in funding, according to new plans by NHS England

Practice set to close after GP principal resigns over 'silly' CCG meetings

A GP principle in East London has been forced to close after the GP quit over the local CCG not being able to provide staff cover while sending him to 'silly' meetings, according to a local newspaper

GP referrals being knocked back by referral management system

The BMA has said GP referrals are being knocked back due to 'arbitrary local procedures', leading to serious consequences for patients. 

Over 50% of patients find it hard to get an appointment with a GP, survey finds

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 8/14/2019 12:05:00 AM
Half of patients find it difficult to get an appointment with a GP, according to a survey of attitudes towards emergency care.

Digital provider secures deal to offer video consultations in 150 NHS practices

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 8/13/2019 12:01:00 PM
Digital healthcare app Livi has partnered with over 150 new GP surgeries in a major expansion across England.

Average GP waiting times exceed two weeks for first time ever

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 8/12/2019 12:01:00 AM
Over half of GPs have said the average waiting time for non-urgent appointments at their practice is now over two weeks, according to a recent survey.

Locum GPs may still face ‘unfair’ pension rules despite new proposals

Locum GPs may still be subject to ‘unfair’ pension rules despite a government overhaul of the NHS Pension Scheme.

PM pledges £250m for artificial intelligence in NHS

The Prime Minister has pledged £250m to boost artificial intelligence and genomic testing in the NHS

BMA ‘exploring’ legal action after Capita wrongly archived patient records

The BMA’s legal team is exploring ‘all avenues available’ after Capita wrongly archived 160,000 patient records in a processing error.

Almost 40% of trainee doctors change their mind about specialty training in foundation years

Over a third of trainee doctors who originally intended to go into specialty training, including GP training, decide against it during their foundation years, according to new research published in the BMJ.

BMA and RCGP call for 'urgent' investment in GP premises

Doctors have urged the Prime Minister to urgently invest in GP surgeries to prevent patient care from being ‘put at risk’ and to reduce waiting times.

GPs set to be given greater flexibility over pensions contributions

GPs will be able to choose what percentage in pension contributions they contribute, in a new ‘flexible’ approach replacing the current 50:50 proposal

Treasury to review NHS pension annual allowance taper

The Government is to review the NHS pension annual allowance taper as part of an overhaul of pension rules.