Elisabeth is a reporter at Pulse, primarily focusing on clinical news
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GPs should have access to a national mental health support service on the NHS, according to Health Education England.
The healthcare inspector is encouraging patients to complain about their experiences of GP care if they have concerns, in order to improve services.
GPs can prescribe statins to patients aged over 75 to effectively cut the risk of vascular events – such as heart attack and stroke - and reduce vascular mortality, according to a new study.
A grassroots GP campaign group has called on GPs to boycott working with Babylon until the independent evaluation of its NHS service is complete and the ‘full impact’ of the model is known.
A major review of opioid medicines has been launched by the Government medicines regulator, with the aim of cutting overprescribing and drug misuse.
Babylon GP at Hand has been given the green light to expand to the UK's second-largest city, the digital company has confirmed.
Severe cuts across the board to public health services proposed by a Midlands council will see GPs inundated with patients, as they will be expected to cover work previously performed by sexual health and alcohol and drug dependency services.
A pilot of Public Health England’s controversial 'heart age' test covering one part of England, sent nearly 800 patients to their GP over two months, according to the campaign evaluation.
Patients registered with Babylon GP at Hand are experiencing long waits for travel vaccines, as the service is struggling to meet rising demand.
All patients will need to be covered by a primary care network, even if not all practices join them, according to the new GP contract.
Medical accountants have cautiously welcomed the new five-year GP contract, which they say is largely ‘positive’ and could leave GPs ‘better off’.
Practices will be given access to a data protection officer (DPO) through their CCG, according to the new GP contract.
The new primary care networks will be set up using £1.8bn of Government funding, NHS England has announced.
The GP quality and outcomes framework (QOF) will be reformed to bring in ‘clinically-proven improvements’ for the management of prevalent conditions such as diabetes and blood pressure control, NHS England has said.
The proportion of foundation-year doctors intending to become GPs has dropped in the last year, according to the latest career destinations report.
Exclusive Four in 10 GPs have been asked to provide public health services without being paid, Pulse can reveal.
GP practices and pharmacies will be able to share flu vaccination data, allowing them to see which patients have been vaccinated, by the next flu season, according to NHS Digital.
The amount of antibiotics prescribed to patients must be reduced by a ‘further 15%’, the Government announced today.
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.