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  • BMA and GMC tell European doctors they are welcome as UK leaves EU

    • 31 Jan 2020
    • Eleanor Philpotts

    European doctors have been reassured they are still welcome in the UK by the BMA and GMC, as the UK officially leaves the EU today and enters into a transition period.

  • How to engage with your local primary care network

    • 22 Jan 2020

    Primary care networks (PCNs) are gathering momentum with new roles such as social prescribers and pharmacists, which has made me think about our existing workforce and how nurses can become more involved with their PCN.

  • 'As a leader, it’s not about you. It’s about the team.'

    • 20 Jan 2020

    To celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we have launched a series of interviews with leaders in the sector. Chief executive of the QNI Crystal Oldman kicks off the project by telling us what leadership means to her, as well as what the QNI has in store for 2020.

  • New film released to boost community nurse recruitment

    • 20 Jan 2020
    • Mimi Launder

    A new film encouraging more people to consider a career in community nursing has been launched.

  • Pharmacy referral service 'relieving pressure' on GPs is set to expand

    • 20 Jan 2020
    • Rachel Carter

    An NHS service that refers patients with minor illnesses to their local pharmacist for advice is helping to relieve pressure on GPs, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has said.

  • Hospital says GPs will manage patients it has told doctors to discharge early

    • 20 Jan 2020
    • Anviksha Patel

    A hospital trust in South West England that is advising its senior clinicians to discharge patients early has said primary care and other services are ‘well equipped’ to manage these patients.

  • GP practice threatened with contract breach notice for failing to cooperate with network

    • 20 Jan 2020
    • Anviksha Patel

    A GP partner has been threatened with a contract breach notice by his CCG for ‘not cooperating’ with his local primary care network, despite not being a member of the PCN, Pulse has learned.

  • Pulse 2019 review: The year pensions and taxation became quite interesting

    • 26 Dec 2019
    • Allie Anderson

    Allie Anderson on the issue that surprisingly dominated GP news this year

  • Nine in ten GPs work extra hours every week as a third cut clinical time

    • 24 Dec 2019
    • Lea Legraien

    A total of 90% of GPs are working beyond their scheduled hours on a weekly basis - up from 79% last year - while more than a third of the profession have cut their clinical hours in the past 12 months, a major GMC report has shown.

  • 5% pay rise for nurses if Labour elected

    • 28 Nov 2019
    • Mimi Launder

    Labour has promised a 5% pay rise for public sector workers including nurses in its 2019 election manifesto, launched today.

  • How to resolve conflict as a nurse

    • 28 Nov 2019
    • Richard Burnell

    Richard Burnell, who works in the NHS as a specialist in conflict and mediation, shares his tips for nurses on dealing with clashes on the job whether with patients or colleagues.

  • More than half of nurses ‘too busy’ to provide the best patient care

    • 28 Nov 2019
    • Mimi Launder

    Many nurses struggle to provide the level of care they would like despite regularly working beyond their contracted hours, according to a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report published today.

  • Gold, incentives and 'meh': how the major parties' election pledges stack up

    • 27 Nov 2019

    Jaimie Kaffash grills the main parties on their plans for general practice in the upcoming election

  • GPs vote for home visits to be removed from contract

    • 27 Nov 2019
    • Jaimie Kaffash

    GP leaders have voted for a motion for home visits to be removed from core GP contract work at the England LMCs conference in London in a shock result.

  • Working Life: TEDxNHS

    • 27 Nov 2019

    In a double Working Life’s, Pulse hears the reality of primary care projected across the O2

  • Wales exceeds GP training places target for second time this year

    • 4 Nov 2019
    • Lea Legraien

    The number of GP training places accepted in Wales has once more exceeded the national target, the Welsh health minister has announced.

  • Locums who work OOH shifts can avoid higher pension payments, reveals BMA

    • 4 Nov 2019
    • Lea Legraien

    GP locums who work for out-of-hours (OOH) providers can get around new rules that force them to pay higher pension contributions, NHS Pensions has clarified to the BMA.

  • Almost half of patients who miss first hospital appointment are sent back to GP

    • 4 Nov 2019
    • Nicola Merrifield

    EXCLUSIVE NHS trusts are discharging just under half of patients who do not attend their first appointment back to their GP, with some enforcing this approach as a blanket policy, a Pulse investigation has revealed.

  • What to do when you are struggling with mental health problems

    • 29 Oct 2019
    • Fiona Brand, Psychiatric liaison and research nurse

    Fiona Brand gives her advice on how to handle personal mental health difficulties as a nurse

  • UCAS removes job profile calling nurses 'support' for doctors

    • 29 Oct 2019
    • Mimi Launder

    A job profile that describes nurses as ‘support’ for doctors and other medical staff has been taken down by the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).