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  • GPs' opening hours will not be extended

    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.

    Date: 24 January 2017

  • Revalidation needs clarity after review

    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.

    Date: 20 January 2017

  • Welsh Government suspends QOF

    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.

    Date: 23 January 2017

  • Mental health: parity means parity, says PM

    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.

    Date: 12 January 2017

  • Patient access to GPs in 'complete disarray'

    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.

    Date: 11 January 2017

  • Physician associate scheme needs prolonged investment, say doctors leaders

    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.

    Date: 05 January 2017

  • GP referral schemes 'need more evaluation'

    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.

    Date: 05 January 2017

  • Doctors renew war on sugar

    Doctors leaders have renewed calls for strong action against the ‘devastating impact’ caused by sugary food and drink.

    Date: 05 January 2017

  • Transfer of care delays threaten to capsize the NHS

    Doctors face a struggle everyday and everywhere in England: the fight to secure social care for patients well enough to leave hospital.

    Date: 28 December 2016

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