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NEWS: NI practice legal costs soar

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GPs in Northern Ireland face soaring costs from legal claims following a major technical adjustment to the calculation system, a defence union has warned. The proposals have been brought forward by the region’s Department of Justice and would mean massively escalating costs for lifetime awards. The Medical Defence Union warned this could mean an increase…

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NEWS: Practices halt flu vaccine outreach in NI as supplies run low

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Practices in Northern Ireland have been told to cease giving flu vaccines to patients under 65s because of “phenomenal” demand. Practices have been running clinics in church halls, community centres and car parks to comply with the government plan to extend the vaccination campaign this year. In common with other parts of the UK, the…

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NEWS: Warning of impact on practices of lockdown blues

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Practices may find themselves dealing with increasing numbers of problems linked to deteriorating mental health caused by the pandemic lockdown, GPs have warned. The Royal College of GPs Northern Ireland branch reported growing concern about the effect on the mental health of many practice patients. It cited redundancies, alcohol abuse, domestic violence and disrupted grief…

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NEWS: Northern Ireland doctors call for GP technology plan

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Some GPs in Northern Ireland are unable to carry out remote patient consultations because of a lack of access to basic IT hardware and software, according to a survey. The technology survey released by the Royal College of GPs in Northern Ireland, with just over 100 respondents, found that about 40% of GPs said they…

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NEWS: Concerns for NI practices following Brexit

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A senior doctor in Northern Ireland has spoken of the confusion in the region about the impact of Brexit on health services. Under the Brexit deal, Northern Ireland is to have special status, allowing it to retain close links with Ireland and leading to border checks for goods crossing the Irish Sea. The British Medical…

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NEWS: Alarm as Belfast practices close

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GP leaders in Northern Ireland have stepped up pressure on the region’s new government after the announcement of the closure of two practices. The closures are both in Belfast and forced by the resignation of partners. Ravenbank Practice in the east of the city is to close at the end of March and patients reallocated…

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NEWS: NI gets new practice teams

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Practices across Northern Ireland will be using multi-disciplinary teams to relieve pressure on GPs, it has been announced. Health officials say the project will now involve practices covering some 675,000 people. Practices with the teams have physiotherapists, mental health specialists and social workers based on their premises – together with access to more specialist nurses.…

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