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Saturday 30 May 2015

Top stories

29.05.15: Rob Bacon, NHS111’s national medical director, said that the service has a long-term future
29.05.15: NICE has updated its guidelines on the management of violent and aggressive behaviour in people with mental health problems in NHS primary care
29.05.15: There needs to be less reliance on antipsychotic medication for people with a learning difficulty and challenging behaviour, NICE says in guidance published today
28.05.15: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today released reports on Hollinwood Medical Practice in Greater Manchester, and The Hall Practice in Buckinghamshire, which were both rated outstanding
01.05.15: The Care Quality Commission explained why it rated Streatham High Surgery in London outstanding
01.05.15: The Care Quality Commission has published a further 59 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach
18.05.15: GP surgeries throughout the UK who challenged their notional rent in 2014 received average increases of 10% (£2,520 per year), statistics released today from GP surveyors has found
14.05.15: It was announced today that David Prior, the chair of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has been appointed to the position of parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department of Health

Personal practice

Steve Field: CQC chief inspector of general practice explains intelligent monitoring -one of the tools now being used to support their new approach to inspection
Steve Field: The CQC is currently consulting on a new approach to inspecting healthcare services in prisons, youth offender institutions and immigration removal centres
Andy Drane: How will general practice be affected if Scotland decides to become independent? Two days before the ground-breaking vote specialist healthcare solicitor Andy Drane outlines possible changes

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