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.
Simon Stevens has confirmed he plans to give some clinical commissioning groups the ability to co-commission primary care with NHS England.
More than a quarter of clinical commissioning leaders open services up to competition out of fear of rules
Female GPs have outnumbered male GPs for first time, according to official figures.
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.
The medical records of almost 50 million NHS hospital patients have been sold for insurance purposes, it has been reported.
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.
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.
General practice remains overwhelmingly dominated by providers on single sites with small lists, providing little beyond “core” services, HSJ analysis reveals.
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.
GP leaders are warning of a “crisis of public confidence” in an NHS scheme set up to share details from people’s medical records.
NHS England is looking into how clinical commissioning groups can co-commission primary care, its deputy medical director has revealed.
Patient care is being compromised by a “chronic lack of investment” in GPs, leading family doctors have warned.
Roughly one in eight doctors’ surgeries are now “research ready” after signing up to an initiative encouraging GPs and their patients to get involved in primary care research.
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