Tagged: GPs

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The Conversation Around the Changing Nature of Care

Professor Keith Willett, Medical Director for Acute Care, NHS England, writing for the King’s Fund: Considers the conversation around the changing nature of care.  Medicine has changed enormously since the foundation of the NHS; GPs...

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Is investment in GP services increasing?

Beccy Baird writing at the Kings Fund: Last year we published a report highlighting the crisis in general practice. There are strong signs that general practice continues to be under increasing strain, including a rise in...

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No prescriptions for over the counter medicine

Many GPs will no longer prescribe painkillers, antihistamines or common antibiotics A number of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are banning GPs from prescribing anything that can be bought over the counter. Common treatments, such as...

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Fit for Work rolling out nationwide

The latest from the Governments Fit to Work scheme – GPs are now able to refer patients who have been, or are likely to be, off work sick for four weeks or more. This means...

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Extra 5,000 GPs – A Tory pipedream?

Tory health chief Jeremy Hunt has been accused of backtracking on his pre-election pledge to recruit 5,000 GPs by 2020. He made the vow in the run-up to May 7 but last week stated the...