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News Headlines - Week Commencing 11th July 2016

A round up of this week's primary care headlines. Online registration to some sources may be required.

David Cameron says being PM 'the greatest honour' in final Downing Street speech
David Cameron said being prime minister had been "the greatest honour" of his life as he prepared to formally resign.

Government should be ‘honest’ about NHS budget deficit and further job cuts, says health charity
A report by The King’s Fund has found the healthcare system to be “buckling under the strain of huge financial and operational pressures”, warning of risks to patient care and deeming the mooted seven-day NHS – a key plank of the controversial new junior doctors’ contract – unaffordable.

GP workload warning as NHS set to double checks on free prescriptions
The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) will carry out twice as many checks on patients who claimed free prescriptions in 2016/17 as it did in the previous financial year and has urged GPs to make sure patients understand eligibility rules.

CCG considers returning PMS funding to practices with 'atypical' populations
GP practices that lost funding during the national PMS review may now have this reinvested, after local commissioners in one area identified they had ’atypical’ populations.

Jeremy Hunt remains as Health Secretary after reports of losing role
It has been confirmed that Jeremy Hunt is remaining as Health Secretary after reports this morning he had been 'sacked'.

NHS England struggling to meet cancer waiting list targets
The NHS is under fire for leaving cancer patients facing stressful delays before starting treatment because hospitals cannot cope with the growing number of people suspected to have the disease.

How do NHS waiting lists look on the day Jeremy Hunt kept his job as Health Secretary?
On the day Theresa May stunned the medical profession by keeping Jeremy Hunt as Health Secretary in her new cabinet, the scale of the struggles in the NHS are further laid bare.

As a junior doctor, it mystifies me why Theresa May didn't take the opportunity to sack the incompetent Jeremy Hunt
Junior doctors are traditionally loath to take strike action and on the centre-right of politics. Hunt managed to unite them all against the government. That is no mean feat


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