Exclusive: Local authorities have weighed in with support for a group of GPs who have accused their PCT of attempting to railroad plans to draft in private providers to run a local practice without consultation.
Researchers have called for the use of calcium supplements in osteoporosis 'to be reassessed' after a meta-analysis published in the BMJ today found they increased the risk of myocardial infarctions and cardiovascular events.
GPs will have to meet rigorous new standards in the commissioning of out-of-hours services or face action from the new NHS Commissioning Board and the Care Quality Commission, the Government has revealed.
Candesartan is more effective at lowering blood pressure than losartan, according to a meta-analysis by UK researchers who estimate the difference could equate to a substantial reduction in coronary heart disease events and strokes.
Ministers have announced that ‘clinically-led regional panels’ will decide which cancer patients get access to newer treatments, and pledged to provide an additional £50m to end the ‘scandal’ of lack of funding.