A re-analysis of available evidence has found that Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)-based screening does reduce deaths from prostate cancer.
An LMC in the North of England has forced NHS England to back down over extended opening hours in wake of the NHS hack attack that took place in May.
Online consultation systems are not likely to have any notable impact on patient waiting times and could even add to practice workload, according to new research.
Exclusive The RCGP has drafted in consultants to carry out a ‘comprehensive review’ of its controversial MRCGP exam, which will look at whether the assessment is ‘fit for purpose’.
Researchers are to look into using GP Specialty trainees (GPSTs) to teach undergraduates following preliminary findings that suggest students rate teaching from GPSTs ‘as highly as for qualified GP tutors’.
Local GP leaders have hit out at a growing number of CCGs stopping doctors from prescribing over-the-counter medicines before a conclusion to an ongoing national review.
GPs set to be banned from prescribing homeopathySubscription
NHS England is planning to stop the prescribing of homeopathy as part of new guidance for CCGs on medicines that can be considered to be of low priority for funding.
NHS England has written to all GP practices in Essex, advising them of a coding error that is placing an RIP gravestone template on some new mothers’ medical records.
GPs urged by MPs to prescribe poetry and painting Subscription
GPs should be able to prescribe poetry workshops or painting lessons as part of arts-on-prescription schemes to improve patients’ health and wellbeing, according to an All-Party Parliamentary Group.
Patients across England face waiting longer than a week for a GP or practice nurse appointment on more than 100 million occasions by 2022, according to new analysis from the RCGP.
Concerns about safety have been raised about GP streaming services in A&E departments following the death of a patient.
Blood donor rules change following reviewSubscription
The rules around donating blood have been relaxed so that more people will be able to give blood from early 2018 following a review by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO).
Ongoing GP recruitment woes has inspired the Welsh Government to consider opening a new medical school in North Wales.
GP practices across England have been affected by what appears to be a major cyber attack on the NHS computer system
GPs might be in a better position to diagnose cancer earlier and make the right referrals with a ‘tool’ based on past prescriptions and identifying patterns in medication, according to Cancer Research UK-funded scientists who are launching a major research project into the subject.
The Labour party has pledged to bring forward £10 billion of capital funding to upgrade IT systems and buildings and ‘prioritise cyber security'.
Exclusive NHS managers in one area of England are offering GPs half of the cash saved under a scheme to radically reduce drugs prescribed to elderly patients living in care homes, Pulse has learned.
GP practices around the country will likely be dealing with the fallout from the NHS cyber attack for 'the next few days', GP leaders have warned.
NHS systems in Wales were not hit by the major ransomware cyber attack that impacted England and Scotland due to ‘resilience defences’ against viruses, the Welsh Government has said.
Urgently ill young people with eating disorders are being forced to wait too long to begin treatment in England, official figures show.