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Evidence building for earlier use of gliptins

Momentum appears to be building behind earlier use of gliptins in patients with type 2 diabetes, after a new study found benefits as part of initial combination therapy.

29 June 2010

‘Scrap Darzi centres and NHS Direct’ says BMA

The BMA has launched a major bid to kill off costly services such as Darzi centres and walk-in centres, claiming the services are wasting millions and staff are 'sitting idle for parts of the day'.

29 June 2010

Government launches pilots offering patients real personal budgets

Patients will be given cash to purchase their own NHS care for the first time under a new Government scheme.

28 June 2010

BMA chair: Don’t touch our pensions

The Government risks a 'crisis in the NHS' if they decide to meddle with the NHS pensions scheme, says the BMA chair.

28 June 2010

Government to divert cash to GP commissioning groups in deprived areas

The Government has revealed it will radically reshape GP funding by redirecting cash to GP commissioning groups in the most deprived areas.

28 June 2010

Diabetes self-testing ‘improves glycaemic control’

Self-monitoring of blood glucose can significantly improves the glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, say US researchers.

28 June 2010

Doctors’ leaders back bid to halt community services chaos

BMA leaders are planning a move to have the controversial Transforming Community Services progamme officially declared a case of maladministration, ramping up efforts to persuade health secretary Andrew Lansley to stop the process.

28 June 2010

GP study on ovarian cancer symptoms wins top award

A GP-led study identifying the early symptoms of ovarian cancer has been awarded the RCGP Research paper of the Year for 2009-2010.

28 June 2010

GP researchers develop CKD prediction tool

Primary care researchers have developed a tool to help GPs predict the risk of chronic kidney disease.

28 June 2010

GPs to be hit by tough new accountability measures under White Paper plans

GPs are facing far tougher regulation over their accountability under health secretary Andrew Lansley’s plans to hand them control over 95% of PCT commissioning budgets.

25 June 2010