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A new GP contract that makes continuity of care an 'essential requirement' for practices could improve patient safety and ease pressure on GPs, a health service watchdog has said.
Safety incidents are 'extremely rare' in remote GP consultations but risk is higher for some patients, including those with complex or multiple long-term conditions, a study shows.
Dr Ellie Mein, medico-legal adviser at the Medical Defence Union (MDU), suggests practices review their procedures for remote consultations to ensure patients with unresolved symptoms are seen face to face.
GPs have warned they could be forced into industrial action if the government fails to deliver a pay uplift for general practice that matches a deal offered to consultants this week.
Healthcare property expert Paula Mace explains how rent reviews work and some of the benefits of triggering a review.
GP leaders have called for an end to APMS contracts in general practice and said all new or re-tendered GP contracts should be offered as GMS.
GP leaders have called on the BMA to agree a minimum number of GPs required for a standard population size in general practice - and warned that safe working limits should be a 'red line' in contract talks.
GP leaders voted unanimously in favour of the BMA rejecting any future vaccination programmes that have an item of service payment less than previous funding agreements.
The government has pledged to overhaul the fit note system and impose tougher sanctions on benefits claimants, which would see them lose their right to free prescriptions if they fail to engage in back-to-work schemes, in its autumn statement.
GP practices face tens of thousands of pounds in extra costs under plans for a near-10% rise in the minimum wage in 2024.
NHS England has issued new guidance on recording appointments in general practice.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has admitted it 'takes too long' for housing development funding to reach GP premises projects and promised to investigate.
Victoria Atkins has been appointed health and social care secretary in a reshuffle that saw Steve Barclay moved on after just over a year in the role. GPonline looks at what we know about the new secretary of state.
GP leaders have called for a zero tolerance campaign against violence and abuse towards practice staff after a receptionist was reportedly threatened with a knife.
A GP is a 'doctor who is a consultant in general practice', according to a new definition published by the RCGP.
Pharmacy leaders have called for greater powers to alter medications when there are problems with supply to help ease GP workload and improve patient safety.
More than half of GPs who are international medical graduates (IMGs) have faced 'everyday racism' at work, a poll shows.
Total funding for GP practices in England fell by nearly £10 per patient in 2022/23 compared with the previous year because of a steep drop in COVID-related income.
Areas where practices within a PCN could collaborate on HR and staff issues, including induction, sharing staff, training and development, and locums.
GP Fees Database
Private and professional fees for GP work and NHS payment information
Regional breakdown of average rates charged by locum GPs
Interactive tables to compare disease prevalence in your practice with your ICB and PCN
Key job descriptions to download and adapt for use in your practice
Advice on key practice management tasks listed in a handy A-Z format
Advice and checklists to help you prepare for an inspection