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News Headlines - Week Commencing 18th April 2016

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

Dudley GP surgery placed into special measures
Dudley Partnerships for Health LLP has six months to tackle issues highlighted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an inspection in February.

GPs should get '15 minutes per patient'
Family doctors should get 15 minutes per patient - with limits on the numbers seen per day - unions have said.

Family GP surgery praised by CQC inspection team
The watchdog’s inspectors visited Heywood Family Practice in February and published its complimentary report last week.

GP practices told not to book patient appointments for junior doctor strike days
The letter to practices in Yorkshire and the Humber said they should cancel staff training and not pre-book appointments during the junior doctors strike.

Why are Ipswich GP practices applying to stop accepting new patients?
The crisis facing primary health care in Suffolk reached new depths last night after it emerged two GP surgeries in the county had applied to close their patient lists.

CQC inspectors have now rated practices in every CCG in England
Over 3,200 GP practices across England have been rated by the CQC to date. 

London GPs declare 'state of emergency' as general practice faces rising pressure
London GP leaders will declare a 'state of emergency' for the service in the capital today, and call on practices to 'push back' against non-core demand.

NHS in £2.4bn funding boost for GP services in England
The rescue package will see an extra £2.4bn a year ploughed into services by 2020 - a rise of 14% once inflation is taken into account.

NICE puts spotlight on variation in high-risk prescribing and monitoring tests in general practice
NICE has highlighted evidence pointing to a wide variation in potentially high-risk prescribing and the provision of monitoring tests in general practice.

Thieving GP practice manager must pay back just £100 of £90k she stole
A DEVIZES doctor's practice has been left more than £90,000 worse off after thieving practice manager Carolanne Spence was ordered to pay back just £100.


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