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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.
GPs should prescribe dog ownership or dog walking to help older adults increase their physical activity, a study has suggested.
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.
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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Across the country GPs are facing radical new curbs on their referrals and prescribing
Plans to cut GPs out of referrals for cancer are causing concern, finds Caroline Price