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Babylon GP at Hand announces Manchester expansion plans

Babylon GP at Hand has announced plans to expand its video consultation service to Manchester at the beginning of next year.

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NHS England sets playing field for digital GP providers

Digital-first GP providers will have to set up a clinic in most localities where they have patients, and will be denied entry to areas which already have enough doctors, under new rules adopted by NHS England.

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Exclusive: NHSE plans ‘unworkable’, says Babylon

Proposed rule changes to the provision of video GP appointments would have “unworkable practical and administrative implications” on digital primary care services, Babylon GP at Hand has said.

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Babylon given the green light to expand in Birmingham

A cap on the number of patients that can register at Babylon GP at Hand’s new Birmingham service will be lifted next month, providing certain criteria are met, after commissioners backed the move this afternoon.

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London Eye: No learning, no remorse?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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London Eye: Another joint chair for London?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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New proposals to control digital GP services like GP at Hand

Digital primary care services – like the controversial GP at Hand – are set to be required to establish new GP contracts and clinics in each area they want to be a major provider, under new NHS England rules.

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London Eye: Throwing your weight around

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Babylon PCN is a temporary arrangement, confirms NHSE

A primary care network composed only of Babylon’s GP at Hand is only a temporary measure while NHS England conducts a review of digital first providers and out of area registration.

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Babylon GP at Hand launches Birmingham clinic this week

Controversial digital GP practice Babylon GP at Hand has officially launched a new clinic in Birmingham, offering services in the city from tomorrow.

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GP at Hand’s Birmingham practice faces catchment area limits

Restrictions are set to be placed on Babylon GP at Hand’s new practice in Birmingham, including the size of its catchment area and the number of patients who can sign up to services.

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London Eye: Quartering the capital

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Planned mergers will make two super CCGs

Clinical commissioning groups in London are planning mergers that would form the two largest CCGs in England.

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Babylon GP at Hand evaluation delivers mixed verdict

The long-awaited evaluation of digital primary care provider GP at Hand has uncovered a high level of the patient churn, raised questions about the model’s sustainability, but also revealed contented users and doctors, as well as a positive impact on A&E attendance.

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GP at Hand digital service given first rating by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has rated GP at Hand “good” in the first inspection of its digital healthcare service.

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System hosting GP at Hand must find £100m savings

The North West London healthcare economy must cut costs by “about £100m” as demand pressures grow, according to its finance director.

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Hancock halts long-awaited A&E downgrades

The health and social care secretary this afternoon ruled out the downgrades of two accident and emergency units, proposed as part of a contentious reconfiguration.

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Service cut warning over NHSE's GP at Hand bailout fears

Local commissioners are expecting a £10m hit for hosting digital practice Babylon GP at Hand and could be forced to cut other services after a promised NHS England bailout failed to materialise.

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GP at Hand cleared to expand to second city

Controversial digital practice GP at Hand has been cleared to expand into its second city after NHS England lifted its objection.

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GP at Hand safety restrictions lifted after NHS England review

All safety restrictions on the type of patients GP at Hand can deliver care to have been lifted following a review by NHS England, HSJ can reveal.