Should doctors face strict sanctions?

Doctors who make mistakes could face tougher penalties The General Medical Council (GMC) is considering imposing harsher sanctions against doctors who make mistakes when treating their patients. New plans could even force medics to apologise if they have previously refused to do so, with the medical regulator also wanting to be able to restrict the […]

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GP surgeries could close under special measures

First time national failure regime has been introduced in England The Care Quality Commission has revealed that the special measures scheme used for hospitals will now be rolled out across GP practices, with failing surgeries facing closure. The initiative will start in October and will involve 8,000 practices being inspected by March 2016. This is […]

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Save Our Surgeries campaign fights for funding

21,000 signature petition is delivered to Downing Street Campaigners who are fighting new funding arrangements for GP surgeries took a 21,000 signature petition to Downing Street’s front door in protest. The Save our Surgeries group are urging NHS England to cease funding cuts, claiming that 22 practices across Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney could be […]

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