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NICE has signed off a new clinical guideline which will see hospitals referring patients with suspected chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to their GP for spirometry testing.
A hospital is offering patients an unapproved free heart screening service and sending them to GPs with requests for follow-up tests.
Patients who have to travel over 30 minutes to see their GP have signficiantly worse cancer outcomes, a new study has found.
Some London CCGs are contesting being charged a fee for patients in their areas that have signed up to Babylon GP at Hand.
Exclusive Some CCGs across the country are actively merging practices that are under the APMS contract with those that are under GMS or PMS contracts in order to remove APMS from the system, the BMA has claimed.
The number of A&E patients seen within the four-hour waiting target was the lowest on record last month, according to the latest NHS England figures.
Public Health England has reminded GPs to carry-out a risk assessment on patients returning from abroad with animal bites, or those bitten by bats in the UK, and consider rabies.
GPs have been asked to re-send nearly 20 years' worth of immunisation records to NHS England, as part of a national drive for improved child health data.
Exclusive A GP-run out-of-hours and urgent care cooperative has agreed to take on an extra 270,000 patients with less than a week’s notice.
The new EMIS-X system will use voice recognition to ‘automatically interpret’ conversations between GPs and their patients, and ‘turn them into medical codes’, EMIS said today.
The number of patients prescribed both gabapentinoids and an opioid has tripled over the last decade, with 20% of all patients taking either gabapentin or pregabalin also taking an opioid, according to a new study.
Introducing routine evening and weekend GP appointments did not reduce A&E attendance, according to an evaluation of the service.
The number of over-65s vaccinated against flu in time for winter is down significantly compared to the same time last year.
Pharmacists could be given the power to overrule GP prescriptions and supply patients with alternative drugs if there is a medicines shortage, the Government has said.
GPs should prescribe statins for primary prevention to 'younger, lower-risk' patients, according to a new study.
GPs have been advised to refuse requests to carry out public health services for which they are not being paid, to enable local representatives to negotiate appropriate fees.
Capita failed to deliver over 47,000 cervical cancer screening letters to patients - an issue it knew about two months before informing NHS England.
The Home Office is in discussion with NHS Digital over a new agreement to allow it to access GP patient data, after NHS Digital pulled out of the previous deal.
NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG has lifted its clinical restrictions for which patients Babylon's GP at Hand app should sign up.
GP experts have called on NHS England to target cancer screening so that the most appropriate patients benefit, as it embarks on a 'major overhaul' of national programmes.