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Hormone therapy at onset of menopause could protect against dementia

Technology could help GPs resist hospital pressure to prescribe specialist drugs

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

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

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,...

NHS health service for GPs opens across England
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NHS health service for GPs opens across England

GPs seeking help with depression, addiction, stress and other mental health issues...

'Revolutionary' research project to boost GP cancer diagnosis

'Revolutionary' research project to boost GP cancer diagnosis

UK-based universities will spearhead an international research project to discover...

Cervical cancer screening attendance drops to 19-year low

Cervical cancer screening attendance drops to 19-year low

Attendance for cervical screening tests has dropped to a 19-year low, a charity has...

CKD care has improved but GPs should conduct more urine tests, report says

CKD care has improved but GPs should conduct more urine tests, report says

GPs have helped cut the need for dialysis among patients with chronic kidney disease...

RCGP backs fight against conversion therapy

RCGP backs fight against conversion therapy

The RCGP has united with other UK health groups to decry conversion therapy for gay...

Bidding opens for £112m clinical pharmacists in general practice pilot

Bidding opens for £112m clinical pharmacists in general practice pilot

GP providers serving populations of more than 30,000 patients can bid from this week...

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