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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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NHS England extends support for GPs on rising indemnity costs

NHS England is today announcing the promised help for GPs struggling to cope with the rising cost of indemnity payments so that they can offer greater access for patients. The 2016 Winter Indemnity Scheme will be extended by a month to April 17 so that GPs wishing to work additional shifts, particularly over the Easter […]

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NHS England, Government and BMA agree new GP contract for 2017/18

NHS England, the Government, and the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee have reached agreement on changes to the general practice contract in England that will benefit both patients and GPs. The new agreement includes an increased focus on some of the most vulnerable, with tailored annual reviews offered to over 65’s living with frailty, […]

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