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A million cigarette smokers have quit during the Covid-19 lockdown in England, according to research by University College London and an anti-smoking campaign group.
GPs will be able to refer patients who have problems with gambling to a new support service that is being piloted across a number of areas in south east London.
The Government has now added visors to the personal protective equipment (PPE) GP practices can order from the central emergency portal.
GP practice staff who wish to have a Covid-19 antibody test should receive their test result directly rather than having to involve their employing practice, the BMA has said.
The Government has unveiled the vast sums the Treasury approved for spending on the Covid-19 emergency.
The Public Accounts Committee has given the Department of Health and Social Care two months to report back with a plan to ensure PPE provision during a second Covid-19 spike.
GPs could be taking regular Covid-19 tests every week or second week by autumn, NHS England's chief executive has indicated.
The Government has formally adopted recommendations made by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, which will see a 'majority' of children removed from the Covid-19 shielding list.
The public should be able to access information on the local situation for Covid-19 cases in their local area as easy as they find news on the weather, pollen count or traffic, the BMA has said.
This year's flu vaccination programme should be extended to all over 50s to avoid the normal flu season 'bringing the NHS to a grinding halt', the Royal College of Physicians has said.
NHS England will pilot a system of having patients call NHS 111 before attending A&E in Portsmouth and London.
Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has finally admitted that he would like to see a ‘talk before you walk’ system for patients attending A&E departments.
The BMA has hit out at the Government over its failure to supply GP practices with safe PPE, after Pulse revealed masks were supplied which 'posed a risk to staff'.
Exclusive The BMA is still in discussions with NHS England about including practice managers in the £20,000 ‘new to partnership’ payment scheme, Pulse has learned.
The delayed 'new to partnership' golden handshake-style payment will become available to new GP partners from tomorrow.
The Government has temporarily lifted the requirement for GPs to write a medical report as part of the licence renewal process for lorry and bus drivers aged over 45.
Doctors in Unite, led by Tower Hamlets GP Dr Jackie Applebee, will be protesting in front of 10 Downing Street on Tuesday against next Saturday’s lockdown easing.
The Prime Minister has announced a significant easing of the lockdown in England, saying the Government does 'not believe there is currently a risk' of a second Covid-19 spike overwhelming the NHS.
GPs have been reminded not to tell patients to contact NHS 111 if they require testing for coronavirus (Covid-19).
GP practices will likely be contending with new workload in light of the Government's announcement it is easing the coronavirus lockdown in England, the BMA's GP Committee has warned.