The recently published material for the Local Medical Committee’s (LMC) special crisis conference includes a proposal to request that all GPs submit undated contract resignations, in the event that a rescue package is not secured.

Health Education England (HEE) has advised GP practices to dock the pay of trainees who took part in the recent industrial action.

The government’s national vascular disease prevention scheme has been hailed a ‘remarkable success’ following a British Medical Journal (BMJ) report which claimed it had prevented at least 2,500 heart attacks and strokes over the past five years.

A report into Integrated Care 24 (IC24) has found that out-of-hours GP calls faced waiting times of more than 12 hours and labeled the services as ‘clinically unsafe’ and a ‘significant risk to patient safety’.

GP practices should be incentivised to screen and vaccinate high risk groups to help tackle escalating rates of tuberculosis (TB), the National Institute for Health and care Excellence (NICE) has warned.

Following the recent 24-hour junior doctor walkout, concilliation service Acas says it’s formal talks will resume to prevent the next proposed 48-hour strike, which is due to take place on 26 January.

Plans are underway to enable newly-qualified nurses that have trained in London to receive guaranteed employment.

Junior doctors began their first strike in 40 years at 8am on 12 January.

Only 12 per cent of GPs would consider signing up to the new voluntary seven-day access contract, according to a survey conducted by Pulse.

Student nurse and midwives took to the streets of London on 9 January in protest of government proposals to cut the NHS student bursary.

Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce a £400m funding boost for mental health services as part of a £1 billion investment.

GPs who have had their directed enhanced services (DES) payments withheld and have met the minimum standards for avoiding unplanned admissions will

NHS England has announced the results of its survey suggesting that the proportion of patients who rate their overall experience of their GP surgery as good remains high at 85 per cent, but has showed a slight decline overall.

A cross-party commission to review future funding and structure of health and care services in England, will be proposed in the House of Commons by former minister Norman Lamb on 7 January

A rising number of GPs under the age of 50 are leaving the UK general practice due to feeling ‘unsupported and vulnerable to burnout’, an NHS England-commissioned study has found.

New figures published by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has shown more than 10,000 nursing posts in London have been left unfilled.

A scheme launched by health organisations in Cornwall to tackle the problem of hospital bed blocking actually saw numbers rise by 60 per cent in a year.

A 10 year study has found wide variation in emergency treatment for patients with blocked coronary arteries.


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