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Insulin resistance linked to 'faster cognitive decline' and impaired memory

Exclusive: Urgent cancer scans blocked for two in five GPs

Oral contraceptives offer women long-term cancer protection, RCGP study shows

Two thirds of UK people back 'opt-out' organ donation model, BMA poll reveals

Extend GP mental health training to improve eating disorder care

Extend GP mental health training to improve eating disorder care

The RCGP has refuted claims that GPs are not trained to treat patients with eating...

Breast screening coverage rises for first time in five years
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Breast screening coverage rises for first time in five years

More than three in four women aged 53 to 70 have undergone breast screening within...

Hormone therapy at onset of menopause could protect against dementia

Hormone therapy at onset of menopause could protect against dementia

Long-term, estrogen-based HRT could have a protective effect against dementia in...

Technology could help GPs resist hospital pressure to prescribe specialist drugs
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Technology could help GPs resist hospital pressure to prescribe specialist drugs

GP IT systems should be developed to improve specialist drug prescribing and help...

Secondary care support can boost GP use of breast cancer prevention drug

Secondary care support can boost GP use of breast cancer prevention drug

Researchers have called for a joint primary and secondary care pathway to encourage...

Statin side-effects 'strongest predictor' patient is missing cholesterol targets

Statin side-effects 'strongest predictor' patient is missing cholesterol targets

Side-effects of statin treatment such as muscle complaints are the strongest predictor...

NICE backs QOF target for postnatal mental health checks
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NICE backs QOF target for postnatal mental health checks

GP practices should be incentivised through the QOF to assess the mental health of...

QOF frozen in new GP contract as 1m obese patients added to vaccination scheme

QOF frozen in new GP contract as 1m obese patients added to vaccination scheme

QOF indicators and the total number of points will remain unchanged in the coming...

GPs could be forced to report patients' immigration status in NHS charging scheme
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GPs could be forced to report patients' immigration status in NHS charging scheme

GP practices could be required to determine new patients' immigration status under...

Seeing same GP reduces hospital admissions for older patients
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Seeing same GP reduces hospital admissions for older patients

Continuity of care in general practice is associated with fewer hospital admissions...

Diabetes care improving but 'shocking' regional variation remains

Diabetes care improving but 'shocking' regional variation remains

The proportion of diabetes patients achieving all three NICE-recommended annual treatment...

NICE falls advice for GPs highlights pressure on 10-minute consultation
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NICE falls advice for GPs highlights pressure on 10-minute consultation

GPs should ask all older patients about falls or fear of falling during routine appointments,...

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