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NHS England to help tackle rising costs of GP indemnity with £10 million boost

NHS England has today announced at its Public Board meeting plans to help strengthen out-of-hours GP services during the winter period by making £10 million available for indemnity costs. Last winter an extra 80,000 GP sessions took place thanks to NHS England’s indemnity scheme, and this year, with an increased budget, it is anticipated even […]

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8 out of 10 patients are positive about GPs – new survey

As the NHS treats more patients than ever before, a new nationwide survey shows the majority of people are positive about their GP care – with almost 85 per cent rating their overall experience of their GP surgery as good. The GP Patient Survey 2017 compiled responses from more than 800,000 people across the country […]

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NHS England kicks off international search for ground-breaking patient-care innovations

NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens has issued a call for the world’s best healthcare innovations to improve frontline patient care, including in mental health services and GP practices. The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has already successfully helped transform patient care across the NHS by fast-tracking the uptake of pioneering ideas, equipment and technology such […]

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Latest guidance for the NHS on protecting against cyber attack

NHS Digital has produced guidance documentation for NHS organisations impacted by the cyber incident.  This information has been sent directly to NHS organisations via CareCERT bulletins but it can also be accessed on the NHS Digital website via the link above.

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