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Oversleeping raises stroke risk

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Joint primary care commissioning role approved for 87 CCGs

Joint primary care commissioning role approved for 87 CCGs

A third of CCGs have been approved to jointly commission primary care with NHS England...

POLL: Should GPs identify vulnerable patients in cold homes?

POLL: Should GPs identify vulnerable patients in cold homes?

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Read all our Choosing General Practice entries

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Two-week deadline for NHS pension choice, GPs warned

Two-week deadline for NHS pension choice, GPs warned
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GPs have until March 15 to decide whether to move money accrued under old NHS pension...

QOF target warning as statins linked to 46% greater diabetes risk

QOF target warning as statins linked to 46% greater diabetes risk
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Research linking statins to a significantly higher risk of diabetes strengthens evidence...

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Editorial: Beware of the Manchester health and social care integration experiment

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Dr Charlotte Jones interview: Getting Welsh GPs back on their feet

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GP visits up 63% after cancer awareness campaign
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Campaigns to increase public awareness of cancer warning signs led to a large rise...

GP warning as paracetamol linked to 68% higher heart attack risk

GP warning as paracetamol linked to 68% higher heart attack risk
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GPs have been urged to carefully consider prescribing or recommending paracetamol...

Two in three smokers will die as a result of their habit, reveals research

Two in three smokers will die as a result of their habit, reveals research

As many as two thirds of deaths in smokers 'can be attributed to smoking', the researchers...

Exclusive: NHS England set to miss dementia diagnosis target

Exclusive: NHS England set to miss dementia diagnosis target

NHS England is unlikely to meet its 67% target for diagnosing patients with dementia,...

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GPs should identify vulnerable patients in cold homes, says NICE

GPs should identify vulnerable patients in cold homes, says NICE
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GPs should identify vulnerable patients who live in cold homes and refer them for...

QOF does not save lives, researchers claim

QOF does not save lives, researchers claim
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QOF targets should be 'reconsidered and better aligned with evidence', according...

Mayor should step in to solve GP premises crisis, says London assembly

Mayor should step in to solve GP premises crisis, says London assembly

The mayor of London should step in to help resolve the GP premises crisis in the...

Expecting GPs to follow up tests ordered in hospital 'unacceptable', consultants told

Expecting GPs to follow up tests ordered in hospital 'unacceptable', consultants told
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NHS leaders in Cheshire have told hospital consultants they must not ask GPs to follow...

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Dr Kailash Chand: Devil in the detail for Manchester plan

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Zara Aziz: The benefit of home heating checks

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Viewpoint: GPs can safely drop many unresourced services, says Dr Richard Vautrey

Viewpoint: GPs can safely drop many unresourced services, says Dr Richard Vautrey
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NHS culture must change to limit the bureaucracy GPs face, but practices can reduce...

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GPs to play in doctors' orchestra charity concert

The Doctors' Orchestra, which includes a number of GP musicians, is set to perform...

GP and public reaction to GPs: Behind Closed Doors - series two

GP and public reaction to GPs: Behind Closed Doors - series two
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A south London practice is the setting for the second series of Channel 5's GPs:...

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CQC appoints deputy chief inspector for primary care in London

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GPs not consulted on Manchester health and social care deal, says LMC

GPs not consulted on Manchester health and social care deal, says LMC

GP leaders in Manchester have slammed the lack of involvement of general practice...

Ministers sign £6bn Manchester health and social care devolution deal

Ministers sign £6bn Manchester health and social care devolution deal

Senior government figures have signed a £6bn deal to devolve control of the 'entire...

Manchester CCGs back plans to devolve £6bn NHS budget

Manchester CCGs back plans to devolve £6bn NHS budget

Manchester CCGs have backed plans to devolve control of the city's NHS budget - worth...

Council holding health budget for Manchester could mean further reorganisation, GPs warn

Council holding health budget for Manchester could mean further reorganisation, GPs warn
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Plans to devolve NHS funding to the local authority in Greater Manchester could lead...


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