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

RCGP backs fight against conversion therapy

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

DH to end 'unfair' GP fees for mental health debt form

Understanding how eye conditions affect patients' sight

Understanding how eye conditions affect patients' sight

A new online tool, produced by contact lens and glasses retailer Vision Direct, can...

Use LTRA tablets over combination therapy to control asthma, says NICE

Use LTRA tablets over combination therapy to control asthma, says NICE

GP asthma patients struggling to control their symptoms should be given LTRA tablets...

GPs given green light to prescribe antivirals for flu on NHS

GPs given green light to prescribe antivirals for flu on NHS

GPs have been alerted that they can start prescribing antivirals on the NHS for patients...

Improve GP training to cut down on patient suicides, say MPs

Improve GP training to cut down on patient suicides, say MPs

Around one in three people who end their lives by suicide are in contact with their...

GP advice scheme for heart failure saves lives and frees hospital beds
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GP advice scheme for heart failure saves lives and frees hospital beds

GPs in Southwark and Lambeth will be able to directly access specialist heart failure...

School flu vaccinations could prevent 2.3m GP visits a year by baby boomers

School flu vaccinations could prevent 2.3m GP visits a year by baby boomers

GP consultations for flu-like symptoms among patients aged 50 to 70 are 80% lower...

GPs should consider withdrawing inhaled steroids for some COPD patients
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GPs should consider withdrawing inhaled steroids for some COPD patients

Scores of COPD patients at every GP practice in the UK could be taking inhaled steroids...

Learning disabilities study uses GP data to highlight health gap

Learning disabilities study uses GP data to highlight health gap

The largest-ever study into the health of people with learning disabilities in England...

GPs should offer HIV tests to all new patients in high prevalence areas, NICE says
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GPs should offer HIV tests to all new patients in high prevalence areas, NICE says

GP practices in areas of high HIV prevalence should offer and recommend HIV testing...

Allowing pharmacists to refer patients to hospital could drive up activity, GP warns

Allowing pharmacists to refer patients to hospital could drive up activity, GP warns

Proposals to overhaul prescribing training for pharmacists and allow them to refer...

Pharmacists call for broader role in managing long-term conditions
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Pharmacists call for broader role in managing long-term conditions

GP practices and pharmacies across England should draw up plans for pharmacists to...

MPs call for 'radical expansion' of structured diabetes education

MPs call for 'radical expansion' of structured diabetes education

MPs have called on CCGs to plan 'a radical expansion in structured diabetes education'...

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