Health Headlines: Ovarian cancer tests, GP contract negotiations and free market fears

Welcome to our daily round-up of health stories making the national news. Don't forget to tell us your views.

Ovarian cancer tests - The BBC
As GP reports, GPs should offer more blood tests to try to detect ovarian cancer earlier, according to new guidelines for the NHS.
Call for action to detect ovarian cancer earlier

GP contract negotiations - The Independent
GPs may demand more money before they agree to participate in the Government's health reforms, ministers have been warned.
GPs 'may exploit health reforms to boost pay'


Free market fears - The Guardian
MPs on public accounts committee hit out at free market model, saying there is 'no contingency to ensure services continue'.
Fears for NHS services if providers go bust

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

GMC sanction 12 times more likely for doctors who do badly in postgrad exams

GMC sanction 12 times more likely for doctors who do badly in postgrad exams

Doctors who perform poorly in postgraduate professional exams are twelve times more...

GP indemnity costs set to rise under government regulation plans

GP indemnity costs set to rise under government regulation plans

GPs could face increased costs under plans to regulate provision of medical indemnity,...

New vitamin D guidelines aim to provide clarity on testing and prescribing

New vitamin D guidelines aim to provide clarity on testing and prescribing

Dr Terry Aspray explains what the National Osteoporosis Society's new clinical guidelines...

GPs deliver more than 1m appointments a day, official data show

GPs deliver more than 1m appointments a day, official data show

GPs across England delivered a total of 307.4m appointments in the year to 31 October...

GP practices face data protection fines worth hundreds of pounds

GP practices face data protection fines worth hundreds of pounds

GP practices are among hundreds of organisations threatened with cash fines for failing...

Heavy workload 'driving up GP referrals and preventing accurate diagnosis'

Heavy workload 'driving up GP referrals and preventing accurate diagnosis'

Heavy workload is forcing GPs to refer more patients to hospital while undermining...