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Fewer high-risk patients put on statins since NICE guidance, study finds Subscription

24 Oct 2017

The proportion of high risk patients put onto statins declined after NICE guidelines cut the CVD threshold from 20% to 10% 10-year risk in 2014, a new study has revealed.

Dr Andrew Green

LMCs urge GPC to reverse policy to scrap QOF amid new workload fearsSubscription

22 May 2017 By

GP leaders have been instructed by the LMCs Conference to negotiate to retain the QOF in England, marking a U-turn from the GPC's current policy.

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GPs have seen ‘75,000’ patients following charity breathlessness campaignSubscription

13 Apr 2017 By

A national campaign encouraging people to do an online breathlessness test led to 75,000 people making an appointment with their GP to get checked out, early results have shown.

Dr Julian Treadwell

GPs to be given greater say on NICE guidelines as 'reference panel' launchedSubscription

06 Apr 2017 By

NICE chiefs are calling on frontline GPs to sign up to a new ‘reference panel’, in a bid to increase their say in how clinical guidelines are developed in future.

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Investigation: The luxury goods purchased with NHS money

01 Sep 2015

Millions of pounds of NHS funding are being spent on bizarre treatments by patients with a personal health budget, find Caroline Price and Michelle Madsen

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