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Tuesday 28 July 2015

Top stories

27.07.15: There are “no credible plans” for seven-day working which address the GP workforce crisis, 11 doctors have said in a statement
27.07.15: Patients who diagnose themselves online are most often in Liverpool and rarely in York, analysis of web searches found
24.07.15: The plans for seven-day working could see consultants earning bonus payments of up to £30,000 a year on top of their base salary, the government revealed today
23.07.15: Health Education England’s new report could be “a valuable lifeline” to “rescue” general practice, the Royal College of GPs said
07.07.15: Today, Simon Stevens launched a £15m scheme to fund, recruit and employ clinical pharmacists in GP surgeries, aiming to ease some of the current pressure on GPs
29.06.15: An increased number of GPs are speaking to elderly patients about end of life care
01.07.15: Doctors should consider an acceptable behaviour agreement with challenging patients
14.07.15: Dr Hadrian Moss, from Dryland Surgery in Kettering, is keeping the list closed because of GP shortages and patient safety concerns despite it being a breach of his NHS contract

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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