Frequent attenders account for four in 10 GP consultations
A STUDY published in BMJ Open has found that ‘frequent attenders’ now make up around 40 per cent of GP consultations in England.
Workload prioritisation guidance for GPs during booster campaign
Updated guidance on workload prioritisation for GP practices during the implementation of the accelerated booster vaccination campaign has been published by the Royal College of GPs.
Survey finds mostly positive experience of children in hospital
A SURVEY has found that that nearly two-thirds (73 per cent) of children and young people (aged 8-15) in hospital during the pandemic felt they had been looked after ‘very well’.
Record weekend for Covid-19 vaccinations
MORE than 1.5 million booster jabs were administered last weekend (December 18 and 19) by the NHS in England, which was a record for the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Emergency departments face “deepening crisis”
FOUR-HOUR performance in UK Emergency Departments fell to 56.3 per cent in week 2 of December 2021, which is the lowest ever recorded.
November sees record demand in NHS England
NHS staff in England last month answered the highest number of 999 calls for any November on record, according to latest figures.
Government accepts majority of Paterson report’s recommendations
CONSULTANTS will be expected to write directly to patients – rather than to their GPs – about their care, using language that is easy to understand.
Workload pressures pose “far-reaching consequences” says GMC
A GMC annual survey found that 23 per cent of doctors said they were planning to leave the profession, which is up from 19 per cent in 2020.
Stark decline in access to NHS dental care
FOUR in five people report struggling to access NHS dental care, including emergency treatment, according to analysis of feedback to Healthwatch.
Waiting list for scans grows
THE number of patients facing long waits for scans in England is steadily increasing month-on-month, according to figures published by NHS England.