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  • GP funds promise 'severely delayed'

    NHS England’s delivery of promised funding and support to GP practices has often been ‘confusing and inadequate’ and doctors need support to ensure they can give patients safe and effective care.

    Date: 27 April 2017

  • Point of no return

    A ‘fanciful’ plan to turn the NHS around was revealed last week. It promised to create the most integrated health service in the Western world and invest in urgent care, cancer treatment and general practice. Peter Blackburn reports on the dangers that lie beneath its ambitious pledges

    Date: 18 April 2017

  • Practice closures force patients out

    More than a quarter of a million patients in England were forced to move GP surgery last year – as record practice closures highlight the crisis in general practice.

    Date: 06 April 2017

  • Management consultants sign up more trusts

    Twelve more NHS trusts will work with management consultants to improve their finances – in a turnaround programme which has cost the health service £28m already.

    Date: 06 April 2017

  • Training flexibility concerns addressed in GMC plan

    The GMC has unveiled its proposals for improving training flexibility for junior doctors, including focusing on outcomes rather than the time spent in training.

    Date: 31 March 2017

  • New health service delivery plan sets ‘fanciful’ targets

    The Government has failed to tackle the fundamental funding pressures undermining the delivery of health and social care – and a new plan to turn services around is ‘fanciful’, warn doctors leaders.

    Date: 31 March 2017

  • Brexit negotiations must prioritise NHS staff, health leaders warn

    Health leaders have urged prime minister Theresa May to give the UK’s ability to recruit and retain NHS staff the utmost priority in negotiations with the EU.

    Date: 30 March 2017

  • Number of full-time GPs falls

    The number of GPs working full time in England has fallen – despite Government promises of a mass-recruitment campaign.

    Date: 29 March 2017

  • DDRB review ‘drives down real pay’

    Doctors leaders have accused the national pay review body of using its recommendations as ‘a cover’ for driving down frontline salaries.

    Date: 28 March 2017

  • Prescription cutbacks prompt calls for review

    Doctors leaders have called for a ‘fundamental review’ of national prescribing recommendations to end a ‘confusing’ and ‘irritating’ post-code lottery for patients.

    Date: 28 March 2017

  • Praise for medics’ bravery in London terror attack

    Doctors and emergency services staff have been praised for their bravery in the aftermath of the attack in Westminster.

    Date: 28 March 2017

  • Promised funding fails to reach frontline GPs

    NHS England must urgently address its failure to pass promised GP resilience funding down to practices in need.

    Date: 27 March 2017

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