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Just one in four GP pension records contain up-to-date information, reveals NHS Subscription

24 Jan 2020 By Lea Legraien, Karl Tomusk

Only one in four GP pension records for 2017/18 are up to date, it has emerged.

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Practice faces staffing issues after potholes stop locum GPs travelling to work Subscription

24 Jan 2020 By Costanza Pearce

A GP practice in Shropshire has faced staffing issues after potholes on local roads prevented it from being able to secure locum cover.

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Surgeries run by former CCG chair shut down permanently Subscription

24 Jan 2020 By Anviksha Patel

Multiple GP practices in Kent have permanently shut down and others have been taken over by a partnership, after being suspended by the CQC at the end of last year.

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Online GP practice fined more than £18,000 for running illegal services Subscription

24 Jan 2020 By Lea Legraien

An online GP practice has been hit with an £18,000 fine after it admitted to providing healthcare services illegally. 

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Welsh Government 'fundamentally disagrees' with NHS plan to pay for winter pension taxSubscription

23 Jan 2020 By Lea Legraien

The Welsh Government has said it 'fundamentally disagrees' with NHS plans in England to pay for doctors' pension tax charges this winter, stressing the measures are merely a 'sticking plaster solution' to the problems.

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Black and Asian patients prescribed dementia drugs differently to white patientsSubscription

23 Jan 2020 By Karl Tomusk

Black and Asian patients with dementia receive worse quality of care than white patients in the UK due to differences in prescribing, according to new study.

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Media reports of sepsis deaths 'make parents pressure GPs for antibiotics'Subscription

23 Jan 2020 By Emma Wilkinson

Emotive newspaper coverage of children who have died from sepsis may put GPs under extra pressure to prescribe antibiotics when the drugs are not clinically necessary, new research has suggested.

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GPs to share video consultations with hospitals under Babylon partnershipSubscription

23 Jan 2020 By Lea Legraien

Babylon is to expand to another city in a new partnership with an NHS hospital trust that will mean GPs and consultants have access to eachother's filmed consultations.

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Out-of-hours service suspended across city again due to GP shortagesSubscription

22 Jan 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

 All out-of-hours (OOH) services except home visits were stopped by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board earlier this month due to problems with GP staffing.

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HIV cases reduce by 71% among UK gay and bisexual men in six yearsSubscription

22 Jan 2020 By Karl Tomusk

HIV transmission has fallen by more than 70% in six years among gay and bisexual men according to a report from Public Health England hailing the success of HIV testing in the UK.

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Coronavirus advice issued to GPs as UK ramps up airport precautionsSubscription

22 Jan 2020 By Emma Wilkinson

Public Health England has issued interim advice to GPs on dealing with potential cases of coronavirus in patients who have visited affected regions of China.

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GP clinical judgement leads to 20% fewer referrals than NEWS score, finds studySubscription

22 Jan 2020 By , Costanza Pearce

The new requirement for GPs to use the national early warning score (NEWS) to decide when to refer patients to hospital could increase referrals by almost 20% when compared with using their own judgement, a study of out-of-hours services has suggested.

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