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Thursday 2 April 2015

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01.04.15: NHS England is testing a mobile ‘lab in a bag’ that allows GPs to carry out diagnostic tests and get the results quickly themselves without having to wait on hospital labs to do this for them.
01.04.15: NHS England plans to cut jobs and close offices in its primary care support (PCS) services just weeks before it plans to announce the winning bidder of a £1 billion contract to take over the function.
31.03.15: The Royal College of GPs has hailed the decision by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to abolish the current banding system for GP practices as a ‘victory for common sense’.
31.03.15: NHS England has launched a new Mental Health Taskforce that brings together health and care leaders and experts in the field, including people using services, to lead a programme of work to create a mental health Five Year Forward View for the NHS in England.
31.03.15: The Royal College of GPs has hailed the decision by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to abolish the current banding system for GP practices as a ‘victory for common sense’.
27.03.15: Basic practice funding will increase in October to reflect the phasing out of seniority pay, the General Pharmaceutical College (GPC) has revealed.
01.04.15: NHS England plans to cut jobs and close offices in its primary care support (PCS) services just weeks before it plans to announce the winning bidder of a £1 billion contract to take over the function.
31.03.15: NHS England has launched a new Mental Health Taskforce that brings together health and care leaders and experts in the field, including people using services, to lead a programme of work to create a mental health Five Year Forward View for the NHS in England.
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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

Events 2015

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