Patients with type 2 diabetes who receive the flu vaccine are less likely to be hospitalised or die over the following year, research suggests.
Primary care is so fragmented that GP practices resemble '8,000 corner shops', and this structure threatens to block efforts to reform services, the outgoing head of the NHS in England has said.
The Health and Social Care Act was a 'slow train crash' for the NHS, writes Dr Kailash Chand, and ministers must reverse the decline in general practice funding to help primary care pick up the pieces.
GPs in Scotland will renew calls for a breakaway contract deal at this year's Scottish LMCs conference.
A quarter of obese patients may have depression, research suggests, prompting a call for GPs to view the condition as a red flag to screen for the mental illness.
Ninety-five percent of NHS patients in England will have online access to their GP records by April 2015, the health secretary has said, despite the ongoing row over extraction of patient data.
A glance back over this week's primary care news, opinion, top tweets and best gaffes.
Dr Custodes, 17 February 2014
Dr Chris Lancelot, 10 February 2014
Laurence Slavin, 04 February 2014
Red flag symptoms
Differentiate between haematospermia and haematuria to make an accurate diagnosis, writes Dr Elizabeth Croton - Repeated episodes
As a national press health expert, practising GP and mother of two, Dr Ellie Cannon has a burgeoning portfolio career, writes Susie Sell.
- NHS England bid to strengthen business support for GP practices
- Corner-shop GPs are blocking NHS reform, says Nicholson
- Viewpoint: BMA deputy chairman on why the decline in GP funding must be reversed
- Hunt: 95% of patients will have online access to GP records in 2015
- HPV vaccine ruling opens door to schedule change
- #WeekInReview - 6 March: #CareData info sale row, #NHSChangeDay, GP raunchy novel and #BBCQT
We asked medical accountants what factors PMS practices should take into account when considering a switch back to the GMS contract.
GPs have completed the extensive redevelopment of a redundant 1990s office block to create one of the largest single-site GP practices in the UK.
Employment lawyer Susan Bernstein answers key questions for practices around the compulsory retirement of employees.
The workload of practice managers is an increasing problem for practices struggling to keep up with the latest changes - our survey aims to identify the key issues.
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