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  • GP partners to continue offering less locum work

    • 25 Aug 2020
    • Jaimie Kaffash

    EXCLUSIVE: Almost 70% of GP partners say they will be offering less locum work over the next few months than pre-Covid levels, a Pulse survey has revealed.

  • NHS England: PCNs should create ‘highly flexible' salaried roles for locum GPs

    • 12 Aug 2020
    • Eleanor Philpotts

    Locum GPs should be offered 'highly flexible' salaried roles in a bid to bring them into the substantive GP workforce, NHS England has said under new plans aimed at expanding the workforce.

  • HEE to fund 250 extra FY2 posts to boost GP recruitment in 2020/21

    • 4 Aug 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    Health Education England will invest in 250 extra foundation year two training posts to help expand ‘shortage specialties’ such as general practice in 2020/21, it has said.

  • Local banks of GPs working 'flexibly' to be set up across England

    • 31 Jul 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    GP practices will be able to make use of salaried GPs who work flexibly across local areas via new 'banks' of doctors, the Government has announced.

  • GP practices given four weeks to complete outstanding BAME risk assessments

    • 29 Jun 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    NHS England has written to GP practices asking them to complete risk assessments for at-risk staff within four weeks, including those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

  • GPs must base decisions on resuming routine work on ‘clinical need’ and capacity

    • 26 May 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    GPs should base decisions on which routine work to resume ‘primarily’ on ‘clinical need’ and capacity, NHS England has said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.