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GPs buried under trusts' workload dump

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NICE approves first two cannabis-based medicines for NHS use Subscription

11 Nov 2019 By Eleanor Philpotts

The first two cannabis-based medications have been approved for NHS use by NICE.

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Labour pledges £845m for child mental health servicesSubscription

11 Nov 2019 By Anviksha Patel

The Labour party has pledged to place a qualified counsellor in every school for young people’s mental health.

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LMCs call for GPC to reject PCN model in favour of new GP contractSubscription

11 Nov 2019 By Beth Gault

GP leaders in England have called for the BMA’s GP Committee to reject the establishment of primary care networks and instead develop a new contract.

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GP leaders to call for removal of home visits from contractSubscription

11 Nov 2019 By Anviksha Patel

English GP leaders are calling for a removal of home visits from the core contract work because GPs no longer have the capacity to carry them out

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Conservatives pledge 6,000 new doctors in general practice by 2024/25Subscription

09 Nov 2019 By

The Conservative Party has pledged to create 50 million more GP appointments a year by 6,000 new doctors to general practice by 2024/25, health secretary Matt Hancock has announced.

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GPs should not refer patients based on genetic tests alone, says RCGP Subscription

08 Nov 2019 By Lea Legraien

GPs should ignore genetic tests from commercial companies that have no clinical basis, the RCGP has said.

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GMC and royal colleges publish guidance on online prescribingSubscription

08 Nov 2019

Healthcare professionals are expected to follow ten new principles when providing remote consultations and prescribing online, released today by the GMC and other Royal Colleges

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Tenth GP practice hands over contract to foundation trustSubscription

08 Nov 2019 By Lea Legraien

A tenth GP practice has handed over its contract to Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in a bid to provide 'resilience' to the practice and ensure its 'long-term security'.

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GPs asked to spread out pneumococcal vaccine over year due to shortagesSubscription

08 Nov 2019 By Emma Wilkinson

Shortages of pneumococcal vaccine mean that GPs will be unable to offer it alongside flu vaccine in some groups of patients. 

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Smoking can increase risk of depression and schizophrenia, study findsSubscription

07 Nov 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Smoking tobacco may increase the risk of depression and schizophrenia, according to a new study