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Extend postnatal health checks to protect new mothers, says RCGP

GPs need more time with patients to explain medication

More patients quitting smoking as prevalence falls to one in seven

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

Exclusive: GPs alter prescribing habits to beat antibiotic resistance

Exclusive: GPs alter prescribing habits to beat antibiotic resistance

GPs have reduced prescribing of most antibacterial drugs that experts say should...

Welsh campaign aims to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes in children

Welsh campaign aims to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes in children

A campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children and...

Most people would ignore key diabetes symptoms, survey finds

Most people would ignore key diabetes symptoms, survey finds

Most people would ignore four out of the six most common symptoms of diabetes, a...

Obesity 'doubles risk' of vaccinated adults developing flu

Obesity 'doubles risk' of vaccinated adults developing flu

Obese adults are twice as likely to develop flu or flu-like symptoms compared to...

Antibiotic spending per patient varies 2.4-fold across England
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Antibiotic spending per patient varies 2.4-fold across England

Some areas of England spend an average of 2.4 times more per patient on antibiotics...

RCGP backs WHO antibiotic priority list to fight resistance

RCGP backs WHO antibiotic priority list to fight resistance

The RCGP has backed a World Health Organisation (WHO) system to restrict the use...

HPV jabs could be extended to boys as DH advisors meet this week
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HPV jabs could be extended to boys as DH advisors meet this week

Campaigners have urged the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI)...

Young patients open to sexual health advice in GP consultations

Young patients open to sexual health advice in GP consultations

GPs should offer chlamydia tests, contraceptive advice and condoms to patients aged...

Higher proportion of at-risk patients vaccinated against flu by GPs this season

Higher proportion of at-risk patients vaccinated against flu by GPs this season

GPs vaccinated a greater proportion of at-risk groups against flu in 2016/17 compared...

GP prescription patterns could help diagnose cancer patients earlier

GP prescription patterns could help diagnose cancer patients earlier

Researchers are compiling an anonymous dataset of primary care prescription data...

Thousands of patients will contract Lyme disease this year, GPs warned
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Thousands of patients will contract Lyme disease this year, GPs warned

GPs must consider Lyme disease in patients with bull's-eye rash or if they become...

Cancer patients willing to wait longer for GPs with good listening skills
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Cancer patients willing to wait longer for GPs with good listening skills

Patients with high-risk cancer symptoms are prepared to wait longer to see a GP who...

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