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NHS ban on 'wasteful' prescribing could harm poorest patients, GPs warn

Campaigners consider legal action against HPV decision

One in three dementia cases preventable through lifestyle changes

HPV jabs for boys 'highly unlikely to be cost-effective' say DH advisers

DH sets out plan to wipe out smoking and ease GP workload

DH sets out plan to wipe out smoking and ease GP workload

Smokers made a third more GP appointments than non-smokers last year, the government...

GPs need support to help 300,000 patients quit benzodiazepines
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GPs need support to help 300,000 patients quit benzodiazepines

GPs need more support to help up to 300,000 long-term users quit benzodiazepines...

Regular diabetes checks linked to lower mortality risk, national audit finds
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Regular diabetes checks linked to lower mortality risk, national audit finds

The mortality rate for people with diabetes who have regularly attended annual checks...

Even patients with low fracture risk benefit from bisphosphonates, NICE says

Even patients with low fracture risk benefit from bisphosphonates, NICE says

Osteoporosis patients with a risk of fracture above 1% could benefit from bisphosphonates,...

Diabetes prevention scheme expanded to cover 75% of England

Diabetes prevention scheme expanded to cover 75% of England

GP practices covering three quarters of England's population can now refer high-risk...

GPs to refer patients to libraries under long-term conditions scheme

GPs to refer patients to libraries under long-term conditions scheme

GPs will be able to refer patients with long-term conditions to public libraries...

GPs inundated as hay fever spike triggers almost 40,000 visits in June

GPs inundated as hay fever spike triggers almost 40,000 visits in June

Cases of patients visiting their GP with hay fever-like symptoms are up 50% compared...

Antidepressant prescribing rising faster than any other drug

Antidepressant prescribing rising faster than any other drug

Almost 4m more antidepressants were prescribed in the community in 2016 over the...

Extend postnatal health checks to protect new mothers, says RCGP
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Extend postnatal health checks to protect new mothers, says RCGP

Postnatal health checks must be made longer 'as standard' to help improve the mental...

GPs need more time with patients to explain medication

GPs need more time with patients to explain medication

GPs need longer appointments with patients so they can better explain the benefits...

More patients quitting smoking as prevalence falls to one in seven

More patients quitting smoking as prevalence falls to one in seven

Official data showing that smoking prevalence has fallen in recent years shows doctors'...

Daily aspirin use linked to elevated bleeding risk in patients over 75

Daily aspirin use linked to elevated bleeding risk in patients over 75

Patients over 75 taking aspirin daily have a 10 times greater risk of disabling or...

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