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GPs forced to get approval before referring patients to hospital

11 Aug 2017 By Melissa Jacobs

GPs are being forced to get a second opinion from a panel of GPs to refer patients to hospital under a new pilot programme in the North East of England.

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GPs should prescribe dog walking to boost physical activity, study saysSubscription

09 Aug 2017 By Carolyn Wickware

GPs should prescribe dog ownership or dog walking to help older adults increase their physical activity, a study has suggested.

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Hospitals and GPs urged to cooperate to catch out health tourismSubscription

19 Jul 2017 By

Hospitals have been told to set up ‘formal’ relationships with GPs aimed at idenifying when patients should be charged, in a move GP leaders branded an 'additional burden' on practices.

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CQC warns of social care services 'tipping point'Subscription

06 Jul 2017 By Michelle Madsen

Nearly a fifth of social care providers in England have been rated 'requires improvement', according to a CQC report published today.

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Austerity? You ain’t seen nothing yet Subscription

02 Sep 2016

Across the country GPs are facing radical new curbs on their referrals and prescribing 

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Should patients be allowed to self-refer for cancer tests?

03 Feb 2015

Plans to cut GPs out of referrals for cancer are causing concern, finds Caroline Price

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