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Exclusive: Hypertension guidance is set to encourage GPs to use renin testing to guide treatment for patients with resistant hypertension, prompting warnings that the test is only available in around a dozen centres across the UK.
03 November 2010
GPs will be charged £50 a year to use the NHS Appraisal Toolkit following the Government’s controversial decision in August to scrap funding.
02 November 2010
Exclusive: GP practices are having to wait months for registrars to receive criminal record bureau (CRB) checks, new figures show.
Exclusive: PCTs across England have begun unpicking dozens of APMS contracts awarded under the previous government’s controversial Darzi-centre initiative, a Pulse investigation has found.
The Department of Health should urgently identify measures to drive up the numbers of GPs in deprived areas, a committee of MPs has recommended.
A tricyclic antidepressant becomes a more effective treatment for migraine and tension headache the longer it is used, a new analysis concludes.
01 November 2010
Doubts over whether to continue prescribing statins in very elderly patients have been raised by an analysis showing little evidence of benefit in the over-80s.
The Government has revealed it intends to remove the job of deciding which drugs are available on the NHS from NICE - and give the responsibility direct to GPs instead.
The first suggestion of a strong association between antibiotic prescribing in children and the subsequent development of irritable bowel disease has come from an observational study from Denmark.
Some Darzi-centre contracts will not expire until 2020, with PCT bosses having locked the NHS into decade-long deals, Pulse’s investigation reveals.