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Preferred bidder named for private patient unit

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has named One Healthcare the preferred bidder to run its Coombe Wing, a suite for the provision of private patient...

Joint replacement centre opens at Bupa Cromwell Hospital

The Fortius Joint Replacement Centre has opened at Bupa Cromwell Hospital in a new partnership between Fortius Clinic and Bupa. The centre will provide hip and...

Spending gap putting pressure on mental health services

Mental health workers are under pressure as the spending gap between NHS mental health services and NHS acute hospitals widened last year, according to...

NHSPN reaffirms extra capacity as NHS winter crisis continues

The NHS Partners Network (NHSPN) reaffirmed its offer to the NHS of additional capacity for 400,000 operations and tests as NHS England revealed record...

CQC pauses non-urgent inspections

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has paused some routine inspections this month in response to increased pressure on the health and care system and...

Further investigation into £700m Capita GP contract

The National Audit Office (NAO) will be investigating a £700m primary care support contract provided by Capita Business Services to GP practices, which GPs...

Assura CEO

Assura has announced that Jonathan Murphy has been appointed chief executive. Murphy, who has been interim CEO since 3 October 2016, was previously the Group’s...

Assura Buys Trinity Medical Centres

Assura Group, the UK Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) and primary care property investor and developer has acquired the entire issued share capital of Trinity Medical Properties Limited and Trinity Medical Developments Limited.

GPs should give up independent status

General practitioners should give up their independent contractor status and become NHS employees. This is the most radical alternative method of primary care funding considered by Professor Azeem Majeed, head of the department of primary care & public health at Imperial College London, in an editorial published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Professor Majeed, who also works as a part-time GP in South London, suggests that the funding of primary care should also be modified in favour of methods that link workload more closely to funding.

Funding and purchase for MedicX

£25m funding boost for MedicX