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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
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
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
It’s no April Fool! We are pleased to announce we are offering 3 months completely free usage of our “Essential” eLearning package for your whole practice team during the COVID-19 crisis. Perfect for team members working from home, the “Essential” package (accessed in the HUB) has over 50 courses, including all your mandatory and statutory
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
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