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GP practices to hire 20,000 support staff as part of new five-year contract

GP practices in England will be given funding for 20,000 health professionals to help relieve workload pressures as part of a new multi-billion pound contract deal.

  • 31 January 2019
  • News

Higher death risk for patients who miss GP appointments

PATIENTS with long-term health conditions who miss GP appointments are at greater risk of premature death, according to new research.

  • 28 January 2019
  • News

Alzheimer’s link shows oral health not “optional extra”

A KEY pathogen in gum disease has been identified in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients and has been implicated in the development of the condition.

  • 28 January 2019
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Updated audit tool for dental antimicrobial prescribing

AN updated version of a dental antimicrobial prescribing self-audit tool has been published by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) and British Dental Association to coincide with the launch of the government’s 5-Year Action Plan and 20-Year Vision for reducing antimicrobial resistance.

  • 28 January 2019
  • News

“Fake news” impacting vaccination rates

AROUND 50 per cent of parents with children under age five are exposed to negative messages on social media about the use of vaccines, according to research commissioned by the Royal Society for Public Health.

  • 25 January 2019
  • News

Government launches action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance

A NEW government plan aims to cut drug-resistant microbial infections by 10 per cent before 2025.

  • 25 January 2019
  • News

High antibiotic prescribing correlated to general prescribing

GP practices prescribing high levels of antibiotics tend also to prescribe more medicines in general, according to a study published in the British Journal of General Practice.

  • 15 January 2019
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Confidentiality a common worry in GP premises

PRIVACY at reception is a common concern among GP patients, according to a new report by the Patients Association on practice premises in England.

Pledge to shake up GP IT

OUTDATED and frustrating IT systems in GP practices in England will be replaced with modern technology as part of widespread changes announced by the health and social care secretary.

  • 15 January 2019
  • News

Clinical trial for cancer breath test

A CLINICAL trial has begun on a breath test to detect certain cancers at an early stage.

  • 04 January 2019
  • News