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The Department of Health has been criticised for launching its national dementia strategy without investment in primary care and a ‘robust approach to implementation’ by the public finances watchdog.
14 January 2010
Our roundup of news headlines on Thursday 14 January.
The Government is to allow practices offering extended hours to take over the evening and weekend care of patients from neighbouring GPs who refuse to provide the service.
Angiotensin receptor blockers are associated with a significant reduction in the incidence and progression of dementia compared with other cardiovascular drugs, researchers have found.
Most people still use kitchen spoons when pouring liquid medicines, but a new study finds dosing varies sharply with spoon size.
Demands for a major shake up of GP out-of-hours provision grew today after an investigation showed providers across the country are failing to hit quality targets.
The Conservatives have released details of their plans to radically reshape the QOF to focus more on health prevention.
Our roundup of news headlines on Wednesday 13 January.
13 January 2010
Exclusive: The Government's flagship vascular screening programme is assessing far fewer patients than expected, at an average cost of nearly £70 per patient, a Pulse investigation reveals.
Cash-strapped PCTs are plundering GP contracts in an effort to make millions in efficiency savings.