A consultation has launched on the NICE guidelines that recommend x-rays for lung cancer, which has recently been criticised for being outdated.
Practices given more time before pharmacist transfer Subscription
GPs have been given more time to transfer clinical pharmacists into Primary Care Networks (PCNs) if they wish to.
Locum GPs may still be subject to ‘unfair’ pension rules despite a government overhaul of the NHS Pension Scheme.
Almost 40% of trainee doctors change their mind about specialty training in foundation yearsSubscription
Over a third of trainee doctors who originally intended to go into specialty training, including GP training, decide against it during their foundation years, according to new research published in the BMJ.
Doctors have urged the Prime Minister to urgently invest in GP surgeries to prevent patient care from being ‘put at risk’ and to reduce waiting times.
Almost half of doctors have considered leaving their job due to “reasons of personal wellbeing”.
Overflow hubs are failing to support pressurised practices, with more than half of GPs finding hubs to be full when they try to divert patients to them.
Cervical cancer screenings could be safely extended to at least five years following a switch to HPV tests, according to a new study.
A not-for-profit company set up by GPs has been forced to end its contracts with six practices, due to problems recruiting permanent GPs.
GP registration databases used to select patients for screenings are 'not fit for purpose', according to the NAO.