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The BMA is in discussions with NHS England about GPs using ‘sites other than practices’ to administer flu vaccinations this winter.
GP trainees have demanded tougher action from Health Education England to tackle racism during medical training.
Manufacturers have said they may not be able to provide all the flu vaccines being ordered for this winter, following an 'unprecedented' surge in demand worldwide.
Primary care services will have ‘increased demand’ placed upon them due to the care they will be expected to provide to Covid-19 patients discharged from hospital, NHS England has said
A third of people who tested positive for coronavirus were unable to be contacted by the Government’s new test and trace programme in England in its first week of operation.
Lockdown measures have had a ‘large effect’ in controlling the Covid-19 outbreak, leading to 470,000 deaths being avoided in the UK, according to new research.
Exclusive The BMA and NHS England are in discussions about payments made to GPs under the Quality and Outcomes Framework system for the rest of the year.
Exclusive GPs in London were blocked from referring patients with urgent suspected bowel cancer to hospitals based on symptoms alone under changes to local NHS guidance due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Criticism is mounting over the Government review looking at the disproportionate risk to black, Asian and minority ethnic people from Covid-19, with primary care experts labelling it a ‘whitewash’.
Exclusive Cervical screening offers will start being sent out to women across England again from this month after the invitation system was paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
NHS England has released updated guidance on how employers can assess the risk to black, Asian and minority ethnic workers from Covid-19, but has stopped short of endorsing a specific scoring tool.
GPs are being asked to ‘urgently review’ vaccine orders for the forthcoming flu season as Government discussions about potentially expanding the immunisation programme are underway.
The BMA has threatened the chief coroner in Essex with legal action if they do not withdraw guidance stating only healthcare professionals can verify deaths in person.
Coroners have no legal powers to tell GPs they must confirm a death in person, the Ministry of Justice has indicated, amid the dispute between the BMA and some coroners.
Type IIR surgical face masks, recommended for general practice during the Covid-19 pandemic, can be replaced by higher-grade FFP2 respirators without being fit tested in non-surgical settings, PHE has said in new guidance.
GPs are not required to verify deaths in person during the Covid-19 pandemic but are expected to provide remote clinical support, according to new emergency Government guidelines.
GPs and other NHS staff who have tested negative for Covid-19 should not return to work if they still have symptoms, NHS England has said.
This year’s winter flu immunisation programme is expected to be ‘substantially expanded’, NHS England has said.
The General Medical Council has been selected to regulate physician associates, following agreement from all four UK Governments.
Primary care networks will face a ‘big challenge’ in achieving the GP Forward View target to recruit 5,000 additional general practice staff, according to the RCGP’s incoming chair Professor Martin Marshall.