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GP surgeries in England will not be forced to extend opening hours, despite comments by prime minister Theresa May apparently blaming practices for the crisis in hospitals.
24 January 2017
The GMC’s fitness-to-practise checks are set for improvements after a wide-ranging review of revalidation called for an end to employers adding requirements beyond those specified by the GMC.
20 January 2017
The majority of the QOF (quality and outcomes framework) for GPs has been suspended by the Welsh Government to ease the winter burden on surgeries.
23 January 2017
Plans outlined by prime minister Theresa May aimed at bolstering mental health services remain questionable unless ministers provide guarantees over additional funding, the BMA has warned.
12 January 2017
The Government’s drive to increase patients’ access to GPs has fallen into ‘complete disarray’, doctors have warned, after a spending watchdog questioned its value for money.
11 January 2017
General practice needs ‘sustained and substantial resources’ if multi-specialist community teams bolstered by physician associates are to improve patient care, doctors leaders have warned.
05 January 2017
Doctors have called for greater scrutiny of the firms paid millions of pounds to screen GP referrals to hospital specialists, after a BMJ study found few were properly evaluated.
Doctors leaders have renewed calls for strong action against the ‘devastating impact’ caused by sugary food and drink.
Doctors face a struggle everyday and everywhere in England: the fight to secure social care for patients well enough to leave hospital.
28 December 2016
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