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As Britain suffers its worst winter for more than thirty years, GPs across the country have been sending in pictures and stories of how they’ve been coping with the Arctic conditions.
08 January 2010
Patients in snowbound rural areas have been forced to travel miles in dangerous weather conditions to use their nearest pharmacy, after local pharmacies closed and the Department of Health refused to relax dispensing rules for GP practices.
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.
NHS Employers and the GPC have reached agreement over how GPs should be paid to continue providing extended hours and a host of enhanced clinical services for 2010/11.
GPs have been advised to avoid the short-acting bronchodilator ipratropium for patients with COPD after a new study found it sharply elevated the risk of a cardiovascular event.
GPs should actively screen patients taking statins in order to pick up symptoms of myotoxicity, say primary care researchers.
06 January 2010
Our roundup of news headlines on Wednesday 6 January 2010