GPs are being warned they could be held legally accountable for any errors in Summary Care Records, after a leaked report claimed inaccuracies have been identified that could put patients’ lives at risk.
Exclusive: The Government’s heart tsar has given the strongest endorsement yet for QRISK to be used instead of the Framingham cardiovascular risk score - saying it would be ‘perverse’ not to use the newer tool.
Exclusive: The Government has backed calls from senior NHS managers for the GP contract to be torn up and rewritten to include tougher powers for dealing with poor performers, and financial incentives for GPs to work in polysystems.
The national Bowel Cancer Screening Programme has been hailed a success by cancer screening experts, after preliminary results showed the most advanced cancers were detected earlier through screening - significantly improving five-year survival rates.
Adding a prandial glucose regulator to a lifestyle advice in patients with impaired glucose does not reduce their chances of developing diabetes – even if they have cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular risk factors.