Around 4.5 million people waiting for care
Lost form, admin failings and repeated adviser contact
According to BMA’s latest Covid-19 tracker
If urgent support not provided
Regarding life and income protection applications
GPs providing full patient medical records to insurers risk breaking data protection laws, the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has warned. Cover looks at this industry practice in greater depth
The Information Commissioner (ICO) has clarified its position and warned insurers that using rights in the Data Protection Act (DPA) to access patients' entire medical record is ‘inappropriate and an abuse of that right'.
Both Labour and the Conservatives have criticised each other's plans for the NHS as the general election campaigning began in earnest.
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement has confirmed the £2bn payment for the NHS announced at the weekend as well as more money for GPs and carers.
The British Medical Association (BMA) has passed a vote of no confidence in health secretary Jeremy Hunt, at its annual conference.
Doctors have condemned cuts and rationed NHS services at the British Medical Association's annual conference today.
NHS reforms, workforce planning and threats to medical training will be key topics for more than 500 UK doctors and medical students at the BMA annual conference this month.
Subject access requests might seem a panacea to an industry inundated with GP reports. But there are side-effects for everyone in the chain, writes Chris Pollard.
GPs have become so poor at returning medical request forms that advisers have been forced to attend appointments with patients to ensure they are completed.
Doctors have hit back at proposals that would force them to encourage patients to stay in or go back to work as soon as possible.
Subject access requests and online technology have opened the debate over GP reports. Ian Smart asks if this could remove a perennial insurance bugbear.
The news that the ABI and British Medical Association (BMA) agreement on GP report (GPR) fees has broken down will usher in a period of uncertainty.
The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to extend its private healthcare market review to include insurers' fee schedules.
Bright Grey and Scottish Provident have warned that insurers could be "shooting themselves in the foot" by changing the way they request medical evidence from GPs.
Doctors have branded the government's current structural NHS changes in preparation for its reforms as ‘chaotic and poorly co-ordinated'.
A row is brewing involving doctors and insurers that may result in advisers and their clients being stuck between the two factions.
Public health experts fear the government's plans to reform public health could be a "nightmare" that will make it harder to respond to emergencies and increase health inequalities.
MPs have demanded that the new public health body for England must be independent of government while saying nudges to encourage better personal health will not work.