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High covid vaccine uptake in nearly all CCGs

There has been very high uptake of the covid vaccine among those aged 70 and over in nearly all parts of England, new figures from NHS England suggest.

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HSJ’s most read technology stories of 2020

With 2020 down to its final days, it’s time to take a look back at HSJ’s most read technology stories of the year.

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Region will have just five CCGs by April

The capital is set to have just five clinical commissioning groups by April, after hold-out GPs in one north west London CCG belatedly sanctioned the merger on their patch.

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Babylon claims unfair treatment after ‘unique’ funding bid rejected

Digital GP provider Babylon Health has hit out at what it says is unfair treatment and an NHS “system problem” which is blocking innovation, after commissioners rejected its latest bid for costs reimbursement.

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Private provider takes CCGs to court over contract decision

Five clinical commissioning groups have been accused of acting unlawfully in their decision to award a contract for community diagnostic services to a new private provider last year.

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Babylon Birmingham expansion approved but Manchester plans blocked

Babylon GP at Hand was given the green light today to expand in Birmingham after a cap on the number of patients who can register to the service was lifted.

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: No learning, no remorse?

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

Ben clover expert briefing

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.