First Practice Management
- Posted Friday July 8, 2016
A round up of this week's primary care headlines. Online registration to some sources may be required.
GP practices could face a breach of contract probe when given CQC 'requires improvement' rating
GP practices could face being automatically assessed for a breach of contract when they are rated 'requires improvement' by the CQC, Pulse has learned.
Some EU doctors 'not applying for posts in the UK' since Brexit vote
Britain's decision to leave the EU is already having an impact on the recruitment of European staff, experts have said.
NHS Trust awarded £69,484 sum from claimants in rare employment tribunal pay out
In an unusual outcome for an employment tribunal case, an NHS Trust has been awarded £69,484 from the claimants who brought the case against them. This surprising result demonstrates that it is not always the employer who has to pay out when claims are taken to an employment tribunal.
NHS child mental health services are failing the next generation, say GPs
Up to four in five children with mental health problems are being denied access to treatment they urgently need in some parts of England, NHS figures show.
NHS finances - back under intense scrutiny
After prolonged debate during the referendum, Whitehall has been busy since polling day trying to work out the implications of Brexit - including how the NHS could be affected.
Almost one in ten patients 'never' get to see their preferred GP
The latest GP Patient Survey has revealed that the number of patients who regularly get to see their preferred GP continues to decline.
Rise in medical indemnity costs accelerates as 90% of GPs face higher fees
The findings suggest that the rise in indemnity costs has accelerated, and that the profession as a whole is paying tens of millions of pounds more for medical indemnity than 12 months ago.
Jeremy Hunt to impose new contract on junior doctors
Jeremy Hunt has said he will impose a new contract on the 54,000 junior doctors in the NHS in England, after they rejected it in a ballot.