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  • 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.

  • BMA, RCGP and others urge chancellor to solve the pensions crisis

    • 24 Feb 2020
    • Eleanor Philpotts

    The BMA and RCGP have been joined by nine other medical bodies in urging the new chancellor to use the Budget to solve the pensions taxation crisis long-term.

  • PCNs can start recruiting new roles early using unspent funding, says NHS England

    • 24 Feb 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    Primary care networks that struggled to recruit into additional roles are allowed to start recruitment of the next round of staff using their unspent ARRS funding from this year, NHS England has said.

  • GP trainees to spend longer training in general practice under new contract

    • 7 Feb 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    GP trainees are to spend 24 months out of their 36-month training period in general practice from 2022 under the new GP contract.

  • GP contract: the headlines in full

    • 7 Feb 2020

    All you need to know about the 2020/21 GP contract in England

  • GPs to be offered golden handshakes of £20,000 to take up partnerships

    • 7 Feb 2020
    • Lea Legraien

    NHS England and the BMA have agreed the new GP contract, which will include a £20,000 golden handshake for GPs to take up partnership roles.

  • A quarter of GP pension records contain up-to-date information, reveals NHS

    • 31 Jan 2020
    • Lea Legraien, Karl Tomusk

    Only one in four GP pension records for 2017/18 are up to date, which could leave GPs with unexpected tax bills, experts have warned.

  • Coronavirus advice issued to GPs as UK ramps up airport precautions

    • 31 Jan 2020
    • Emma Wilkinson

    Public Health England has issued interim advice to GPs on dealing with potential cases of coronavirus in patients who have visited affected regions of China.