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Nurses and pharmacists can now prescribe drugs outside their licensed indications and even unlicensed medications after new legislation came into force this month.
07 January 2010
Attempts to tackle the rise in chlamydia infections in young people are being met with ‘ignorance and indifference’ amongst the under-25s, according to the Department of Health.
Our roundup of news headlines on Thursday 7 January.
Patients at GP practices across Wales could be able to access their medical records and book appointments through a single NHS website by as soon as the end of this year, it was announced this week.
Conservative plans to divert ring-fenced public health funds to deprived areas must be driven by hard evidence, and not just because they are 'politically tasty', the chair of the RCGP has warned.
06 January 2010
Smoking cessation dramatically increases the risk of developing diabetes in the first three years after quitting, a US study has found.
A GP leader has accused SHA managers of using 'emotional blackmail' to force GPs to carry out vaccination of children against swine flu without being given resources to do the job.
GPs should actively screen patients taking statins in order to pick up symptoms of myotoxicity, say primary care researchers.
Our roundup of news headlines on Wednesday 6 January 2010
The Government has released a list of 40 drugs that are set to be automatically switched to generic versions by pharmacists - even when branded drugs are indicated by a GP on the prescription.