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NEWS: GP speaks about coronavirus pressures

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A GP has written about the pressures faced by many practices because of public alarm about the risk of coronavirus spread. General practice needs more clarity and forward planning to be ready for the risk of a pandemic, according to Dr Zara Aziz, a GP in Bristol. Dr Aziz wrote in the Guardian after a

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NEWS: How Brighton practices stopped the virus spread

February 18, 2020, by in News

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As many as 30 doctors and other primary care workers in Brighton have been self-isolating against COVID-19 infection, it was reported last night. The actions were taken because GPs and staff attended a local conference attended by a GP diagnosed with viral infection. Brighton was at the centre of a major scare after it emerged

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NEWS: Practice records digitisation plan takes shape

February 17, 2020, by in News

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A major project to digitise old practice records is about to be launched, it has been revealed. NHS England is currently seeking the advice of technology companies about the shape of the project, the Health Service Journal reported. It will then seek to procure a supplier in April. The organisation says the old, paper-based records

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NEWS: Practice opens operating theatre for hernia surgery

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A practice in Leicestershire is now offering surgery for patients with certain types of hernia, following the opening of a £62,000 operating theatre. The County Practice in Syston, which treats patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR), is the only one in the area to offer the service, which has been made possible through its

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NEWS: GPs should be salaried NHS staff – Think-tank

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GPs in England should become salaried employees of the NHS, rather than be partners who run their own practices, according to controversial proposals published by a leading think-tank today. The Institute of Public Policy Research says this move, which would overturn the model of general practice that has been in place since 1948, would enable

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NEWS: Brighton practice hit by Wuhan virus

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Two GPs are thought to have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus while a practice in Brighton has been closed after exposure to a businessman returning from Singapore. The practice was identified as the County Oak Medical Centre, a large practice with 17,000 patients – and yesterday public health officials, armed with new emergency powers, were tracing

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NEWS: GPs to be asked on assisted dying

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The largest survey to date of medical opinion on assisted dying is launched today – and will determine whether the medical profession remains opposed to it. The survey will involve members of the British Medical Association, which is under pressure to drop its opposition to assisted dying. Delegates at the BMA annual conference last year

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