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.
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.
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’.
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.
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).
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.
A 5,000-patient GP branch surgery is closing later this year after the practice failed to recruit new doctors for vacant positions.
GP leaders have warned struggling practices that handing back their contracts risks leading to profit-seeking companies taking them over.
GPs should avoid making negative comments about the general practice profession in front of trainees, according to the chair of the RCGP.
Welsh health secretary Vaughan Gething has commissioned plans to consider how NHS 111 can be rolled out across Wales.
NICE urges GPs to sign up to new online forumSubscription
NICE has put out a Twitter plea for GPs to join an informal online forum in a bid to help make its output ‘more GP friendly’.
Aerobic exercise improves quality of life and can lessen pain, fatigue and stiffness in adults with fibromyalgia, according to a Cochrane Review.
GP practices fear they could lose out on funding if they do not switch their clinical IT system, in a move GP leaders billed as CCG 'coercion'.
NHS England has revealed the second wave of its programme for pharmacists to support GPs with clinical workload.
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.
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.