The prominent GP “super partnership” Modality will close one of five GP surgeries it runs in Hull, which it says will make its services in the city safe and sustainable.
An online GP provider suspended appointments for under 18s after the Care Quality Commission raised concerns over the sharing of data, the regulator has revealed, but the provider was rated “good” overall”.
New digital primary care providers could be made to set up in under-doctored areas, NHS England has said.
Sandwell and West Birmingham GPs have rejected a proposal to break-up their clinical commissioning group, despite the city’s local medical committee saying a vote against the split would be a “disaster”.
NHS England is proposing changes in GP funding and regulation to control the expansion of Babylon’s controversial digital-first GP at Hand service, Simon Stevens has said.
Commissioners in the East Midlands are hiring deputy directors to support the clinical directors leading its primary care networks.
Controversial digital GP practice Babylon GP at Hand has officially launched a new clinic in Birmingham, offering services in the city from tomorrow.
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.
A clinical commissioning group has been criticised for how it handled potential conflicts of interest when it handed out contracts to organisations owned by its own GPs.
The number of GPs opting to work as salaried employees or locums rather than taking on partner roles is continuing to rise, according to the latest NHS workforce data.
The chief executive of the teaching trust serving the UK’s second city has declared it must drive the integration of primary and secondary care to prevent waiting lists returning to 1990 levels and specialist services being “crowded out” by emergency demand – sparking a furious reaction from local GPs.
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.
An online GP consultation service has suspended all appointments for under-18s.
Fibre optic broadband will soon be rolled out across all GP practices and hospitals, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.
West Birmingham GPs are being encouraged to break away and join a new CCG, despite strong opposition from the local hospital trust, which has described the proposal as “perplexing”.
Choice of provider remains “fundamental” and integrated care systems will “fail” if they do not offer it, according to a senior NHS England director.
A GP super partnership is setting itself up to run the bank and back office services for new primary care networks in England, its chief executive has told HSJ.
Labour is considering adopting plans to bring all GP practices and private healthcare providers into public ownership, according to an internal party discussion document seen by HSJ.
A health service that supports doctors and dentists with mental health problems, founded by prominent GP Clare Gerada, has received an “outstanding” rating from the Care Quality Commission, HSJ can reveal.
Digital health providers have drastically improved their quality of care a year after the Care Quality Commission deemed nearly half not safe, an HSJ analysis shows.