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First GMC fee rise for five years – provisional fee frozen

First GMC fee rise for five years – provisional fee frozen The General Medical Council’s (GMC) annual fee, paid by doctors with a licence to practise, will increase by £30 – from £390 to £420.

Increased spending on general practice could save £1.9bn throughout the rest of the NHS by 2020

Increased government spending on general practice could lead to a saving of up to £1.9bn to the NHS across the UK by 2020, according to new figures produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

New models of out-of-hours GP care could reduce A&E attendances in England

Pressure on over-crowded A&E departments could be reduced if patients requiring out-of-hours urgent care were encouraged to see a GP based in or near the hospital first, according to Monitor.

Patients reporting better experience of A&E

Patients are having a better overall experience at A&E departments a survey published today by the CQC has shown.
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