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Friday 27 February 2015

Top stories

27.02.15: A UK study, on 545 high-risk men, found one case of HIV could be stopped for every 13 men treated for a year.
27.02.15: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) board has raised concerns over the performance of the organisation in responding to safeguarding information and taking action against persistently non-compliant providers.
26.02.15: GPs who want to run out of hours services in their local areas should be awarded contracts without facing a ‘David versus Goliath’ struggle with large private companies, according to a new report by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
29.01.15: A £10m workforce plan has been launched to encourage GPs to stay practicing.
18.02.15: A GP ‘super-practice’ is seeking to trial new models of care outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View to ‘break down commissioning barriers’ and ‘innovate at a faster pace’.
02.02.15: New proposals to ensure healthcare workers have adequate language proficiency have been made.
10.02.15: Austerity measures have led to a drop in commitment levels for public sector workers, according to recent research.

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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