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The Care Quality Commission has identified the need for a huge shift of care out of hospitals and into primary care to generate cash savings.
16 February 2010
The specificity of GP assessments of breast lumps is low, according to a UK study which is the first to compare the accuracy of women and GPs in detecting true breast cancer lumps.
GPs who recommend screening tests offered by private firms to their patients could fall foul of the GMC under new guidance issued by the National Screening Committee.
Exclusive: GPs are being told to refer thousands of patients to the private sector to bail out a Government scheme to outsource services from hospitals, Pulse can reveal.
The Nottingham eczema severity score provides an simple, objective assessment of the clinical severity of atopic eczema.
15 February 2010
NICE has recommended liraglutide as an alternative to insulin in obese patients with uncontrolled glucose levels.
There were nearly 3,500 assaults on GPs and primary care staff recorded last year, according to the latest Department of Health figures.
Waist circumference is an accurate predictor of metabolic syndrome in both white and south Asian patients, say UK GP researchers.
The BMA has launched a major fight-back against the expansion of private sector provision in the NHS.
12 February 2010
Richard’s Branson’s Virgin Healthcare is preparing to make a dramatic return to primary care with a deal which overnight would make it the biggest provider of Darzi centres in the country, according to reports circulating in the City.