NHS England has appeared to roll back on guidance for GPs to identify and treat sepsis following criticism that GPs were suffering from ‘alert fatigue’.
GPs across a large area of London have been asked to curb prescribing of a wide range of over-the-counter medicines, listed by commissioners.
'Nearly all' practices have signed up to a regional scheme to cut costs on drug prescriptions, despite local GP leaders advising against it, according to the CCG in charge.
The BMA and the RCGP are driving plans to review the use of opioids, which could see GPs conducting annual reviews on patients on strong painkillers.
GPs should refer patients to year-long weight management programmes rather than the current NICE-recommended 12-week programmes.
New draft guidance from NICE suggests antibiotics should not be prescribed for sinusitis lasting less than 10 days.
GPs warned about risks of flammable skin creamsSubscription
The London Fire Brigade is urging doctors to be aware of the risks of prescribing flammable emollient creams for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The risks are especially great for smokers, the elderly and patients on oxygen therapy.
Wales has managed 100% GP training fill rates in several areas after introducing financial incentives.
GPs should prescribe proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) to over-75s who are on a daily dose of aspirin, to prevent serious gastrointestinal bleeds, a study has concluded.
A new alliance has been established as the voice of the NHS during Brexit negotiations to safeguard the interests of patients as the UK leaves the EU.
GP practice vandalised five times in a monthSubscription
Police have arrested two people in connection with a practice in Edinburgh being vandalised five times.
An expert review has advised the Department of Health to ensure GPs have enough time to discuss the benefits and risks of drugs they prescribe to patients.
A new study suggests almost 40,000 patients with an irregular heartbeat are being treated with anti-coagulants, even though they are at risk of adverse effects.
GPs are referring too many patients to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), according to a new report.
A BMA helpline for doctors facing bullying may be made available across the UK after proving popular in Scotland.
A raised platelet count may be an early warning sign for cancer, suggests a new study.
GPs should offer opportunistic sexual health testing to young patients attending routine appointments, researchers recommend.
Exclusive The BMA’s professional fees committee will be negotiating with Government to allow doctors to increase their fees for non-NHS work, Pulse can reveal.
NHS leaders in Suffolk are planning to bring across a dozen physician associates from the US in a bid to reduce pressure on local GPs.
GPs can help boost the uptake of bowel cancer screening in the over-60s by sending them a personal reminder letter, a study has shown.