Smaller GP practices have fared worse under the Care Quality Commission’s inspections so far because of the “splendid isolation” in which some are operating, Professor Steve Field has said
Primary care has only reached the ‘foothills’ of transformation, Mike Bewick has said during an interview in which he predicts a “steeper fall” in the number of individual GP practices
Emergency and acute services in some areas could increasingly be supported by up-skilled GPs, working across hospital and community settings, NHS England’s deputy medical director has said
NHS England has ‘lost’ time exploring the use of GPs for the NHS 111 phone line as there are too few in the workforce to support it, a leading clinician has said
Clinical commissioning groups will be free to allow GP practices to move off the national pay for performance framework and to create new contract arrangements
More than half of England should be covered by new models of providing care, such as hospitals running GP practices, under a major shift proposed by national NHS leaders
Only half of GPS feel they are involved in CCG decision making, according to an NHS England commissioned survey
GPs have cautiously welcomed official guidance that appears to ensure “premium payments” clawed back from GP practices can only be spent on primary care services.
The Care Quality Commission will begin inspecting health systems across whole geographical areas from next year, its chief inspector of general practice has said.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has proposed that some hospitals should be allowed to open their own GP surgeries.
The health secretary has commissioned Health Education England to conduct an area by area examination of general practice capacity
Every general practice will be required to publish the average earnings of their GPs as part of the new contract announced today.
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.
NHS England has been criticised for the speed at which it is scaling down “premium” payments to Yorkshire GP practices.
HSJ has updated its comprehensive interactive map of the NHS commissioning system, showing critical details about its organisations.
The rise in the use of social media has contributed to a doubling of complaints against doctors in five years, it has been reported.
The Care Quality Commission is working on a “special measures” regime for GP practices, the body has confirmed.
There is huge variation in the sums clinical commissioning groups have paid in salaries to GPs for their involvement, HSJ analysis has revealed.
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
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.
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