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GP dilemma: Handling a power of attorney request

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Comorbidities in older people

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Prescribing in older people

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Seeing same GP reduces hospital admissions for older patients

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,...

Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency

Around 50% of adults have low vitamin D levels. Dr Louise R Newson discusses investigation...

Alzheimer's disease - clinical review

Alzheimer's disease - clinical review

Pitfalls in making a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, The National Dementia Strategy...

Medication reviews in nursing homes

Medication reviews in nursing homes

Advice on conducting medication reviews in nursing homes with the aim of improving...

Assessment of older people
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Assessment of older people

The pitfalls of assessing older patients and case studies of good multidisciplinary...

Falls in older people

Falls in older people

GPs' role in management of falls in the elderly.

GPs urged to ignore NICE diabetes advice when treating frail elderly

GPs urged to ignore NICE diabetes advice when treating frail elderly

GPs should consider stopping diabetes treatment in frail elderly patients to improve...

GP loneliness scheme cuts fifth of consultations with elderly patients
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GP loneliness scheme cuts fifth of consultations with elderly patients

A programme set up by GPs cut consultations with a group of older patients by a fifth...

Exclusive: Three in four GPs say controversial dementia DES did not benefit patients
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Exclusive: Three in four GPs say controversial dementia DES did not benefit patients

Three quarters of GPs say the controversial scheme to pay practices £55 per new dementia...

Thousands of patients' data excluded from NHS dementia target data

Thousands of patients' data excluded from NHS dementia target data

NHS England says it is closer to its dementia diagnosis target than Health and Social...

NHS dementia diagnosis targets missed despite 'harmful' DES

NHS dementia diagnosis targets missed despite 'harmful' DES

Efforts to boost dementia diagnosis rates have fallen short of NHS England's aims...

GP-led fracture prevention scheme could save NHS millions of pounds

GP-led fracture prevention scheme could save NHS millions of pounds

An early prevention scheme for bone fractures trialled successfully by a GP federation...

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