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NEWS: Review promises to cut data duplication and red tape

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Most doctors spend at least an hour a day on administration while GPs may spend a third of their time on red tape, a government review has found. Health secretary Matt Hancock used the findings of the review to promise the profession further reductions in red tape. The review found more than a thousand examples […]

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NEWS: How practice workload has increased

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Practices in Wales have taken on tasks that are normally provided through hospital services – often without being asked about their willingness to do so, according to a survey of GPs. These include blood tests and ECGs as well as follow ups and prescriptions, according to the British Medical Association survey. 90% of GPs said […]

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NEWS: New report on digital inclusion in health

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Improving access to digital technology could help reduce health inequalities, according to a new report. The findings come from a three-year project on technology and health by the NHS’s Widening Digital Participation Programme. The project examined initiatives to break down the ‘digital divide’ which stands in the way of reducing health inequalities. As part of […]

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NEWS: GP trainee numbers reach record high

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GP trainee recruitment has hit new records, it has been announced. Some 3,793 doctors have accepted offers of training posts this year, Health Education England announced. The target for the year was 3,250. Increases in numbers of GP trainees have been seen as crucial to offset retirements and doctors moving to part-time working to help […]

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NEWS: GPs press for resources for practices to deliver vaccine

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New doubts have been raised about the ability of practices to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine in line with the latest guidelines. Senior GPs are pressing for significant funding for general practice – matching that put into test and trace – to enable the programme, which, according to some projections could start next month. The GP […]

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NEWS: Practices on standby for December vaccination drive

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The British government wants to begin COVID-19 vaccination early next month if the Pfizer mRNA vaccine can gain approval, health secretary Matt Hancock has said. The project may lead to reductions in GP services as staff are deployed to run vaccination centres, senior doctors have warned. Mr Hancock conceded that vaccination would be a “mammoth […]

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NEWS: Pharmacy referrals scheme launched

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Practices throughout England will be able to refer patients for same day appointments with community pharmacists from this month, it has been announced. The scheme will build on the development of telephone triage at practices, enabling practices to send patients straight to a pharmacy for minor illnesses. At the pharmacy they will discuss their problem […]

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