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  • What does the future hold for GP bureaucracy?

    • 9 Jul 2020
    • Nicola Merrifield

    Nicola Merrifield looks at which reforms will remain standard practice after the pandemic

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What you need to consider when recruiting a practice pharmacist

    • 26 Jul 2019
    • Dr Richard West, GP in Suffolk and Chair of the Dispensing Doctors Association

    More and more practices are considering recruiting a pharmacist to help with workload, particularly with the new funding available through primary care networks (PCNs).

  • job advert

    Recruiting new staff to your GP practice

    • 22 Jul 2019
    • Steve Williams, co-chair of the Practice Management Network

    Top tips on how to attract the best candidates

  • Blog: the dos and don'ts of recruiting: avoiding discrimination

    • 8 Apr 2019
    • Charlotte Ollerenshaw

    Employment lawyer Charlotte Ollerenshaw explains how practice managers should approach the recruitment process to ensure they stay on the right side of discrimination legislation.

  • Longer Presciptions

    GPs should write longer duration prescriptions for long-term conditions

    • 14 Mar 2018
    • Elisabeth Mahase

    Prescriptions covering just 28 days are not based on 'sound' evidence and could be increased for stable conditions, a new study has suggested.

  • Practices talk up social life in bid to attract new GPs

    • 21 Feb 2018
    • Emma Wilkinson

    GP practices in Scotland are emphasising their social side in job adverts in an attempt to attract new talent amid a severe workforce shortage.

  • GP practices missing 400,000 clinical letters due to Capita handover

    • 5 Feb 2018
    • Julia Gregory

    There is a backlog of hundreds of thousands of pieces of clinical correspondence that have not been directed to GPs as a result of NHS England's failure to resolve problems associated with their contract with Capita, Government auditors have found.

  • Pressurised GP out-of-hours see serious incidents increase by 26% in a year

    • 16 Jan 2018
    • Carolyn Wickware

    EXCLUSIVE There was a 26% increase in the number of serious incidences reported by GP out-of-hours services to commissioners last year, with GP leaders warning that they are no longer a 'safe pace of work' and that there is an 'urgent crisis' in the service, a Pulse investigation has revealed.

  • Dr. Wrigley | Pulse GP Jobs

    How can we avoid the grim future for general practice?

    • 11 Dec 2017
    • David Wrigley

    Dr David Wrigley urges GPs to support organisations in their fight against threats to NHS general practice.

  • Nine million patients told they can book evening and weekend GP appointments

    • 11 Dec 2017
    • Sofia Lind

    Every GP-registered patient is now able to access seven-day services in London, in the largest rollout to date.

  • New patient registration | Pulse GP Jobs

    Approximately 35% of GP practices may close lists to new patients

    • 11 Dec 2017
    • Sofia Lind

    A Pulse survey has found over a third of practice may end up not accepting new patients in the future.

  • NHS Appointment

    GP appointments to be reserved for NHS 111 direct bookings

    • 7 Dec 2017
    • Carolyn Wickware

    Pulse Today has learnt commissioners are reserving a set proportion of GP appointments for NHS 111 direct booking.