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NEWS: Practices to work over holiday

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Practices in England have been ordered to operate as normal during this weekend’s two bank holidays – raising concerns about extra costs. The British Medical Association is already pressing for compensation for practices, using holiday time to continue to operate on the bank holidays. It has pointed out that the Scottish government has allocated about

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NEWS: Doctors “bullied” to work with poor personal protection

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Practice staff continue to work with inadequate personal protective equipment – with some feeling “bullied” to stay at work, medical organisations warned today. As Prime Minister Boris Johnson was being treated in intensive care, the British Medical Association and the Doctors’ Association both released up-to-the-minute feedback from doctors about the state of the front-line. The

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NEWS: Call for GPs to staff national phone-line

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An urgent appeal has been issued to GPs to help staff a national clinical assessment phone-line. The service, known as the CCAS, takes referrals from NHS 111 and needs doctors to undertake two four-hour sessions a week, according to an email circulated by NHS England. As the plight of Prime Minister Boris Johnson highlights the

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NEWS: Practice apologises over DNR letters

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A practice has had to apologise after posting ‘do not resuscitate’ forms to a number of patients along with a “frank and realistic” letter. Llynfi surgery, in Maesteg near Port Talbot, said in the letter that signing the form would ensure that emergency services would not be called and resuscitation not attempted “in the event

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NEWS: GPs silenced on mask shortages – claim

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NHS managers are seeking to prevent doctors from speaking out about protective equipment shortages, it has been alleged. The Doctors’ Association reported multiple instances of doctors being told not to comment on social media or talk to the press.Two GPs have been told to stop working rather than “frightening” patients with concerns about lack of

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NEWS: GP death aggravates PPE and testing concerns

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The government was struggling to keep up with medical concerns today after the deaths of three doctors from Covid-19 infection. GP Dr Habib Zaidi, aged 76, from Essex, became the first doctor to die from the virus last week and he was followed over the weekend by two hospital doctors. It came as deaths of

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NEWS: Virus may trigger practice move to video

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The Covid-19 crisis is likely to contribute to a sea-change in the nature of GP consultations – with video becoming increasingly common, according to researchers. Video consultations were already popular with patients who used them – but clinicians had more mixed views, according to an analysis conducted by Warwick University. Following the crisis, phone consultations

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