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Monday 25 May 2015

Top stories

22.05.15: GPs' contracts should be replaced by a payment by activity contract where doctors pay is dependent on their workload, LMCs voted today at the LMC conference in west London.
22.05.15: Scrap NHS 111 then do it a better way, said GPs at the British Medical Association conference in London yesterday
21.05.15: Jeremy Hunt, secretary of state for health, has revealed he thinks we need to “empower” and have a “very big focus” on general practice in the next five years
21.05.15: The recognition of mental health symptoms needs to improve so sufferers can stay in employment, says new research published today
01.05.15: The Care Quality Commission explained why it rated Streatham High Surgery in London outstanding
29.04.15: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced the 11 acute, community and mental health providers it will inspect in September 2015
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
27.04.15: Symptoms of lung and bowel cancer could be picked up faster if patients see an unknown doctor rather their usual GP, researchers found

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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