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Giving GPs direct access to CT scans for lung cancer halved waiting timesSubscription

16 Jul 2018 By

GPs referring patients with suspected lung cancer straight for a CT scan have halved waiting times and resulted in 'very significant cost savings' at a London hospital trust.

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Public health authority backs out of plan to scrap infection control serviceSubscription

27 Jun 2018 By

Exclusive A county council has rolled back on plans to scrap the local infection control service for GPs, amid risks ’of avoidable disability and death of residents’.

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NICE is not planning to update prostate digital rectal examination guidanceSubscription

22 Jun 2018 By

NICE has no plans to review its recommendations on digital rectal examinations for prostate cancer, following a study which suggested that it is an unnecessary investigation, Pulse has learned.

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Government asks Lord Darzi to help bring patients new treatmentsSubscription

19 Jun 2018 By Emma Rosser

The Government has appointed former health minister Lord Ara Darzi to spearhead patient access to medical innovations.

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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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