The NHS could seek to cut the cost of screening middle-aged adults by using apps and AI, it was announced today. The government said it wanted to make the health check programme “more targeted.” This would mean only selected patients invited for physical checks. Others would be encouraged to take their own blood pressure and
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A major on-line GP service has signed deals which will see it help provide NHS services to nearly two million patients, it has been revealed. The deal is a coup for the Livi service, which has provided a private on-line GP services. It has signed deals with GP federations in Birmingham, Shropshire, Northamptonshire and parts
Patients now face average waiting times of longer than two weeks to see a GP, according to a survey published today. The figure is the estimated average waiting time faced by patients of some 900 doctors who took part in a survey. Some doctors said the rapid expansion of housing – and the building of
Practices could receive early guidance on how to put in place changes in pension flexibility in the current financial year, it has emerged. Guidance is to be issued soon, the Department of Health said last night. The guidance will include details of how to “recycle” employer pension contributions into salary, it promised. The promise appeared
Doctors leaders have given a mixed reaction to the Prime Minister’s latest promise to resolve the pension trap that has led many GPs to plan to cut working hours. Boris Johnson said that plans were under way to introduce more flexibility into doctors’ pensions to allow them to avoid the tax trap. It was not
The Care Quality Commission has suspended a general practice in Brent, London, until November for failures in managing controlled drugs. Dr Abubakh Shaikh’s Peel Precinct Surgery has been suspended following an inspection in May 2019, which found a series of unsafe practices. Inspectors found that the practice did not properly monitor patients on controlled drugs,
Practices are to be offered the chance to gain recognition as “active practices” in a new project aiming to support them in encouraging activity among patients. The Royal College of GPs is working with Sport England on the project. It includes a toolkit aimed at helping GPs fit conversations about activity into consultations with patients.