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More people to access personal health budgets under Government plansSubscription

13 Apr 2018 By Michelle Madsen

The Government has proposed to extend the 'right' to have a personal health budget to people with ongoing mental health needs, learning disabilities and autism, as well as those leaving the army.

Statins - online

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.

COPD - respiratory - online

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.

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