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NEWS: Fewer common health conditions diagnosed in lockdown

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GPs diagnosed significantly fewer common physical and mental health conditions during the three-month lockdown in 2020, according to analysis published today. Analysis of about 250,000 electronic health records between 1 March and 31 May 2020 by researchers at the National Institute for Health Research Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (NIHR GM PSTRC) found

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NEWS: New pressure on practice care home support

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Practices are to face new pressure to set up enhanced support programmes for care homes, it has been revealed. NHS officials have been ordered to produce a “clear plan and timetable” for the project – with a view to setting up services over the winter, the Health Service Journal revealed. A government taskforce wants practices

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NEWS: Practices braced for second wave

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Practices are braced for the impact of a new lockdown and the second wave of COVID infection, a senior GP has said. The UK is due to hear about new lockdown measures today following yesterday’s bleak assessment of the risks from the second wave of COVID-19 by its leading scientists. In the televised press conference, Professor

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NEWS: Practice staff hit by COVID testing crisis

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The crisis in the UK COVID testing service could be about to trigger major medical and staffing shortages, a doctors’ group has warned. The government has paved the way for restricting access to testing and giving priority to health staff, returning to the procedures used at the outset of the pandemic, while Prime Minister Boris

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NEWS: Call for employer hubs to tackle NHS and care vacancies

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Investment in employer hubs – joining general practices and other NHS organisations with further education colleges – is needed to tackle the number of workforce vacancies across the NHS and social care, a report has claimed. With about 90,000 NHS vacancies and more than 120,000 in social care, a new report says the hubs would

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NEWS: Anger as practices accused of not seeing patients

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GP leaders were angered today by suggestions that some practices have been refusing patients face to face appointments. NHS England was writing a letter to all practices, reinforcing previous guidance that they must offer in person appointments and threatening enforcement if this did not happen. The Royal College of GPs said there was no evidence

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NEWS: Pay reward for Welsh practices

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GPs and all their staff in Wales are to get an across the board pay increase worth nearly three per cent, it has been announced. All doctors and staff will get the 2.8% pay increase in the first deal of its kind between a national government and GP representatives. Overall, practices will get a 3.6%

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