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Sunday 29 March 2015

Top stories

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.
27.03.15: In response to the recent King’s Fund report, Dr Maureen Baker, chair of the Royal College of GPs said
26.03.15: The General Medical Council (GMC) will be able to challenge ‘lenient’ decisions against doctors suspected of misconduct for the first time.
26.03.15: NHS Employers has responded to reports that mental health issues and pressure are causing more NHS staff to take sick leave.
10.03.15: GP practices will be asked to open up on Easter Saturday morning for routine appointments as part of “resilience” plans for the NHS over the Bank Holiday weekend.
03.03.15: The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) says that reducing waiting times for a GP appointment must be a priority for politicians and the incoming government – but that this must not be delivered at the expense of other GP services, including the long-term care provided to patients with chronic and multiple health problems.
02.03.15: GP and BMA education, training and workforce committee chair, Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, has responded to a recent BBC survey on GPs.
16.03.15: England’s two biggest general practice software suppliers have struck a long awaited agreement to share patient record data between their systems.

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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