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  • GPs should only resume routine work if it is ‘safe’ to do so, says NHS England

    • 19 May 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    GP practices should resume routine work only if it can be done ‘safely’, NHS England has said.

  • CQC will phone to check in with every GP practice in England starting next week

    • 15 May 2020
    • Sofia Lind

    The CQC, which suspended inspections in mid-March in response to the Covid-19 emergency, will begin a process of checking in with every GP practice in England from next week.

  • GPs with Covid-19 symptoms should stay off work even if test is negative, says NHS

    • 4 May 2020
    • Nicola Merrifield

    GPs and other NHS staff who have tested negative for Covid-19 should not return to work if they still have symptoms, NHS England has said.

  • Working life: Healthcare in the extremes

    • 29 Apr 2020

    Dr Daniel Bunce talks us through a day on duty at a race across the Arctic

  • GPs wishing to return to NHS for pandemic caught up in red tape for weeks

    • 23 Apr 2020
    • Eleanor Philpotts

    Red tape is holding up the process of returning retired GPs to the workforce during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Pulse has learned.

  • Video consultations: Tips for primary care during Covid-19

    • 20 Apr 2020
    • Professor Trisha Greenalgh

    A guide on using video consultations by Professor Trisha Greenalgh

  • I'm having to start my medical career early - and I need Government support

    • 15 Apr 2020
    • Dr Stephen Naulls

    Dr Stephen Naulls is a newly-qualified junior doctor, starting work in London

  • NHS England to ensure all GPs can work from home if isolating

    • 9 Apr 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    NHS England has committed to providing GPs with IT solutions to enable them to work remotely during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

  • GMC re-registers nearly 4,000 former GPs to join coronavirus battle

    • 30 Mar 2020
    • Sofia Lind

    Around 3,800 GPs are among 11,856 former doctors who have re-registered with the GMC to join the NHS in the fight against coronavirus.

  • GPs can request emergency 72-hour PPE to fill distribution ‘gaps’

    • 30 Mar 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    GPs can request emergency deliveries of personal protective equipment (PPE) to fill ‘gaps’ in distribution, NHS England has said.

  • Nurses in surgeries and care homes need PPE too, RCN says in letter to PM

    • 25 Mar 2020
    • Mimi Launder

    Personal protective equipment is needed for nurses working in general practice and care homes, not just hospitals, the Royal College of Nursing has warned in a letter to prime minister Boris Johnson.

  • NHS England tells GPs to prepare for 'significant increase in home visiting'

    • 23 Mar 2020
    • Sofia Lind

    NHS England has told GPs to prepare to do significantly more home visits to patients as a result of the Government's strategy to deal with coronavirus (Covid-19).

  • GPs asked to review 1.5 million patients most at risk from coronavirus

    • 23 Mar 2020
    • Eleanor Philpotts

    GPs should review 1.5 million patients identified by NHS England as the most vulnerable to the coronavirus (Covid-19).

  • Matt Hancock: 'We will retrain doctors to operate ventilators'

    • 16 Mar 2020
    • Sofia Lind

    The Government is planning to 'release doctors' from other duties in order to care for coronavirus (Covid-19) patients hooked up to ventilators.

  • GP trainees may be relocated from practices to help tackle coronavirus

    • 16 Mar 2020
    • Helen Quinn

    Trainee NHS doctors may be relocated by Health Education England (HEE) to help tackle the coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency.

  • Should retired GPs return to work in the coronavirus crisis?

    • 4 Mar 2020

    In light of the Government's plans to bring back retired doctors to handle the Covid-19 outbreak, two GPs with retirement on their radar share their opposing views on whether they would oblige

  • GMC reassures GPs who ‘depart from procedures’ to combat coronavirus

    • 4 Mar 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    UK health regulators have moved to reassure NHS professionals that they will take the 'challenging circumstances' into account when investigating coronavirus-related complaints.

  • Bus converted to touring GP practice to promote flexible appointments

    • 26 Feb 2020
    • Awil Mohamoud

    Patients will be able to see a GP or nurse on a touring bus without booking an appointment this month in a new scheme designed to promote extended access appointments.

  • Tier 2 Visa - What You Need To Know

    • 25 Feb 2020
    • Colleen Kelly, The Recruitment Crowd

    Everything you need to know about the Tier 2 Visa.

  • BME nurses underrepresented at top of career ladder

    • 24 Feb 2020
    • Mimi Launder

    Nurses from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background are underrepresented at top pay bands and more likely to face discrimination than their white colleagues, the latest national data has revealed.