FPM Weekly News Round-Up 2nd February 2024

A round-up of the news headlines this week relating to primary care and GP practices in the UK


NHS App ‘could resolve’ 20% of calls to GP practices, says NHS England
Management in Practice

Breaking: BMA GP Committee rejects ‘derisory’ contract offer


Over 10,000 pharmacies in England offering Pharmacy First from today

Healthcare Leader

Oxfordshire NHS services push for overdue MMR jabs take-up

This is Oxfordshire

Coquet Medical Group to become part of Northumbria Primary Care

Northumberland Gazette

Cloud telephony to cost practices up to £10K extra annually, GPs warn

Management in Practice

The Muswell Hill Practice rated 'outstanding' by CQC

Times Series

How NIHR funding helps accelerate AI research, boost careers & improve health outcomes
New medical examiner system increases GP admin burden, warns BMA
Doctors unite to oppose the closing of ‘jewel in the crown’ health centre
Camden New Journal
Derby councillor quizzes health boss after 43-minute call to get GP appointment
Derby Telegraph
Online GP access leaves patients lost, says report
Minister says GP funding uplift could increase after DDRB makes recommendation
Wilmslow GPs take a patient to hospital themselves after waiting three hours for an ambulance
GP practices now eligible for pharmacist training funding
Management in Practice
Resolving GP funding will be ‘early task’ of incoming Northern Ireland minister
‘Sole motive is profit’: Concerns raised over potential sale of seven East London GP practices to venture capitalists
Top priority for new Minehead Medical Centre team is letting patients make appointments
West Somerset Free Press
University and GP practice join forces to help veterans
Aberystwyth University
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