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GPs are to immunise more than 650,000 pregnant women a year against whooping cough to help stem the increasing rise in cases of the disease among newborns.
Exclusive Patients have been left in 'unbearable' pain while waiting for surgery because of delays incurred by local referral restrictions, GPs have reported.
Exclusive A growing number of GPs are resigning from their practices to become locums mid-way through their careers because they are burning out from rising stress and workload, the head of the country’s largest group of sessional GPs has claimed.
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GPs would support the QOF including more indicators for children, but are concerned that they could be judged on outcomes that are beyond their control, a study has found.
GPs in the UK will be able to assess the fitness of pilots applying for the new pan-European light aircraft pilot’s license.
The demand for intermediate care far outstrips the supply, with more planning needed by commissioners to help tackle the problem, an audit has found.
The benefits of breast cancer screening outweigh the harms of over-diagnosis, a major European review has concluded.
Senior GP leaders have raised fears over the future direction of clinical commissioning under new health secretary Jeremy Hunt.
GPs have accused the Health Protection Agency of 'palming off' work on general practice by demanding 'extensive medical reports' on patients.
Aggressive blood pressure control in patients with diabetes does not reduce mortality and could be harmful in some cases, warn UK researchers.
CQC chair Dame Jo Williams has announced she is stepping down from her role as head of the regulator.
Intensive lifestyle interventions in high-risk patients can lower cardiovascular mortality by up to a fifth, conclude UK researchers.
Former health spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats Norman Lamb has been appointed minister for care services as part of David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle.
Andrew Lansley has today been moved from his position as health secretary as part of the Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffle, with former culture secretary Jeremy Hunt replacing him.
Exclusive Managers have launched an investigation into administration errors at a hospital trust after GPs received hundreds of discharge letters more than 12 months late.
Concerns have been raised that CCGs are failing to engage with sessional GPs after a survey found less than a quarter of salaried GPs are getting involved in commissioning.
GPs should switch all patients taking simvastatin 40mg and amlodipine to a lower dose of statin, or another statin altogether, because of the risk of muscle damage, recommends the medicines regulator.
Exclusive High profile GP leaders are expected to be the first to go through revalidation when the process begins in December, Pulse has learned.
The MHRA has clarified the contraindications and monitoring requirements for switching patients to dabigatran, including those who should not be put on the anticoagulant.
GPs should be incentivised through QOF to prescribe physical activity more often to patients as part of the Olympic legacy, according to a House of Lords report.