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GPs face inspection by CQC every two years.(Clinical report)
April 11, 2012 ... * Surgery visits will last up to a full day * Inspectors set to interview staff and patients Exclusive By Christian Duffin Every GP practice in England will be forced to undergo a surgery inspection by the Care Quality Commission once...

GPs paid to cancel outpatient follow-ups.
April 11, 2012 ... GPs are being offered a #30 `administration fee' for cancelling outpatient follow-up appointments and doing the work themselves, in the latest CCG-led initiative to tackle hospital waiting lists. The scheme encourages GPs to go through...

Tudor Hart calls for all GPs to be salaried.
April 11, 2012 ... GPs should lose their independent contractor status and instead be employed on a salaried basis to allow for better healthcare planning, one of the UK's most influential GPs has proposed. Dr Julian Tudor Hart, a GP for 35 years in south Wales...

More pension action on cards.
April 11, 2012 ... The BMA will consider further days of action if a vote to provide only emergency care over 24 hours does not bring concessions from the Government over pensions. The threat to intensify the dispute with further `continuous action' comes as...

ROLLOUT: Revalidation faces fresh delay.
April 11, 2012 ... BMA warns of `worrying' lack of progress on clinical governance, responsible officers and funding By Gareth Iacobucci Deficiencies in clinical governance, delays in assigning responsible officers and unanswered questions over funding for...