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The RCGP has expressed ‘major concerns’ about the pace and cost of plans for GPs to take on a commissioning role, after a summit of council members to discuss the Government’s plans.
10 September 2010
A new diagnostic test for Barrett’s oesophagus could be the foundation of a screening programme in primary care, according to UK-led research.
GPs will not be forced to take on hands-on management roles in newly established GP consortia, the Government’s commissioning tsar has said.
PCTs are forging ahead at a rapid pace with the Summary Care Record rollout, in a desperate bid to reach critical mass before the looming Government review of the programme, Pulse can reveal.
The GMC has been forced to take on more staff to deal with the huge surge in GPs being referred by GP medical directors to appear before fitness-to-practise panels.
The Quality and Outcomes Framework has narrowed health inequalities by cutting admissions and deaths from heart disease most in deprived areas, new research shows.
The Department of Health is considering whether to give physiotherapists and podiatrists independent prescribing rights.
09 September 2010
The GMC has claimed that its latest plans for revalidation have received overwhelming backing from GPs, and insisted this week that a scaled-back version of the controversial scheme 'is going to happen'.
Health secretary Andrew Lansley has vowed to investigate claims that NHS managers transferred out-of-hours care in their area to a private firm without consulting local GPs.
None of the many current treatment options for women with morning sickness have enough evidence to show they are effective and safe, concludes a gold-standard systematic review.