Pensioner stages sit-in at GP surgery to get an appointment for arm ulcer

An 80-year-old man launched a sit-in at a GP surgery in order to get an appointment.... More

Include pharmacists in practice teams, say patients and carers

Patients think pharmacists have a key role to play in GP surgeries and welcome their inclusion in the... More

Service for a fee

The Department of Health intends to charge overseas visitors and migrants for GP services by the middle of... More

Ban smoking outside nurseries and GP practices, says PHW

Plans to ban smoking in school and hospital grounds and playgrounds in Wales should also extend to outside... More

Woman repeatedly sent home with painkillers died after GP failings meant cancer diagnosis was too late

A pensioner who felt she was being branded a ‘hypochondriac’ died from cancer after failures by her... More

CQC ‘must demonstrate value for money’, says NHS Confederation

Heath watchdog, the Care Quality Commission, needs to demonstrate it is delivering value for money. This... More

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer receives record fine over NHS overcharging

Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the UK’s competition regulator after the price... More

GP surgeries to merge next year as doctors' shortage worsens

A GP surgery in Marlborough and another in Pewsey are to merge next spring as a way of overcoming a... More

Patients 'at risk of not receiving effective care' at GP practice, CQC report reveals

An inspection report detailing why a GP practice in Nottingham was rated 'inadequate' has been... More

Claims of thousands more GP consultations 'pie in the sky', say doctors and activists

Doctors and campaigners have slammed Essex NHS bosses' claim that a radical reform plan could mean... More


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