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All practices to publish earnings under new GP contract

Every general practice will be required to publish the average earnings of their GPs as part of the new contract announced today.

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Large majority of CCGs gearing up for GP contract responsibility

A large majority of clinical commissioning groups are gearing up to take on responsibility for management of GP contracts in the next year, the HSJ CCG Barometer has found.

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NHS England criticised over speed of premium payment cutback plan

NHS England has been criticised for the speed at which it is scaling down “premium” payments to Yorkshire GP practices.

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UPDATED: Interactive commissioning system map

HSJ has updated its comprehensive interactive map of the NHS commissioning system, showing critical details about its organisations.

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Complaints against doctors double

The rise in the use of social media has contributed to a doubling of complaints against doctors in five years, it has been reported.

Steve Field

CQC working on special measures regime for GPs

The Care Quality Commission is working on a “special measures” regime for GP practices, the body has confirmed.

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Exclusive: Huge variation in CCG spend on GP involvement

There is huge variation in the sums clinical commissioning groups have paid in salaries to GPs for their involvement, HSJ analysis has revealed.

Chaand Nagpaul

BMA: National GP contract will diminish in significance

The nationally agreed GP contract will diminish in significance as CCGs increasingly agree local deals with practices, the BMA’s GP committee chair has acknowledged


Government advisory group criticises migrant NHS rule changes

The government’s repeated reforms of rules governing migrants’ access to NHS services have caused confusion among healthcare staff with “tragic consequences”, a new report has found.


Stevens invites CCGs to bid for primary care commissioning role

Simon Stevens has confirmed he plans to give some clinical commissioning groups the ability to co-commission primary care with NHS England.

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CCGs open services to competition out of fear of rules

More than a quarter of clinical commissioning leaders open services up to competition out of fear of rules

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Female GPs outnumber male counterparts

Female GPs have outnumbered male GPs for first time, according to official figures.

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GP choice pilots appealed to 'minority'

Commuters are most likely to take advantage of a new scheme that will allow patients to register at any doctor’s surgery, a study has suggested.

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NHS records 'sold to insurers'

The medical records of almost 50 million NHS hospital patients have been sold for insurance purposes, it has been reported.

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Survey warning on GP appointments

More than 34 million people will this year fail to get an appointment with their GP when they seek one, the Royal College of General Practitioners has claimed.

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One hundred practices 'may shut amid cuts'

Around 100 GP practices could be forced to close due to cuts in national funding, leaving patients in rural areas without a GP, doctors’ leaders have warned.

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Dominance of small GP practices undermines push for extended providers

General practice remains overwhelmingly dominated by providers on single sites with small lists, providing little beyond “core” services, HSJ analysis reveals.

Chris Ham

GPs should control community services, report says

GPs should take responsibility for out of hospital community services for patients under their registered lists, according to a report by the King’s Fund.

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Crisis over NHS database - GPs

GP leaders are warning of a “crisis of public confidence” in an NHS scheme set up to share details from people’s medical records.

Mike Bewick

Roughton to consider how CCGs could co-commission primary care

NHS England is looking into how clinical commissioning groups can co-commission primary care, its deputy medical director has revealed.

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Wake up to the commissioning needs of sleep disorders

Moving some services into primary care risks ‘dumbing down’

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Only a whole culture change can make self-care a reality

There is no magic wand to care redesign

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Take to the high street for community based eye care

Local treatments takes pressure off budgets

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Create a training ground for future CCG leaders

GPs signing up to Kent-based programme

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Rising Stars: Essential reading on NHS portfolio careers

Looking at the benefits for doctors and the health service


GPs should overcome their suspicions about telehealth

One GP shares how it has reduced workload and improved care

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