Community health teams have not integrated with GP services and should in future be “based in” and “under the clinical and service direction” of primary care networks, the author of a government review of general practice has said.
New digital GP providers have been backed under the NHS long-term plan, with patients to have “a new right” to switch from their existing GP to a “digital first” provider.
London commissioners have contested demands that they help pay for the escalating cost associated with GP at Hand, according to committee papers.
England’s biggest supplier of GP IT has reached a multimillion pound settlement after the company admitted to providing misleading information about the quality of its service.
Matt Hancock has told NHS IT suppliers his endorsement of GP at Hand has helped its competitors, even as he faces fresh criticism for supporting the digital GP practice.
More than 40 million UK patient records will be shifted onto Amazon Web Services, as part of a wider upgrade by the dominant NHS GP IT supplier.
The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.
Variation in dementia diagnosis rates across England has fallen, but a senior GP has told HSJ such targets risked being too “simplistic” and the focus should shift to ensuring patients are supported post-diagnosis.
Nurses, GPs and mental health staff are “the big three” areas where the health and social care secretary is most concerned about staff shortages, he told HSJ.
The establishment of a new primary care organisation in Greater Manchester has been halted after an independent review heard “fierce” criticism of those leading the project.
Three clinical commissioning groups considered rejecting temporary registrations in a move which the British Medical Association said would breach NHS regulations and potentially drive people towards accident and emergency.
A spike in meningitis cases leading to scores of patients being hospitalised has sparked calls for GPs to improve vaccination rates among young adults.
Health Education England has exceeded its target for GP training for the first time, the health secretary has announced.
An error in an IT system used by thousands of GP practices means patients around the country could have been given the wrong medication.
A new national system to give NHS patients control over sharing their confidential health records has been used by less than 5,000 people, leading to accusations that it has been poorly publicised.
Digital health company Babylon Healthcare has contacted more than a dozen clinical commissioning groups as it pushes for expansion across the country, including extending its NHS GP partnership to two new cities.
One of the largest GP partnerships in England has brought on Push Doctor to provide its patients with online consultations
A new NHS national service has been set up to scan billions of pages of patient records and upload them to Amazon Web Services.
The new health and social care secretary has said “big contracts” for NHS IT services are over, claiming the service is often taken advantage of by suppliers.