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Postcoital bleeding - red flag symptoms

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Night sweats - red flag symptoms

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Vaginal discharge consultations

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Extend postnatal health checks to protect new mothers, says RCGP

Pre-pregnancy counselling

Technology like Babylon's GP at Hand should be available to all, says health secretary

Technology like Babylon's GP at Hand should be available to all, says health secretary

The NHS should harness new technology like Babylon's GP at Hand app, and make it...

Number of GP practices in England falls by 263 in 12 months

Number of GP practices in England falls by 263 in 12 months

The number of GP practices in England has fallen by 263 in the 12 months to 1 July...

GMC provides detail of its review into fitness-to-practise referrals for BME doctors

GMC provides detail of its review into fitness-to-practise referrals for BME doctors

The GMC has published the terms of reference for its investigation into why a disproportionate...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

'If Dr Bawa-Garba was white she wouldn't have landed in such deep trouble', says BAPIO

'If Dr Bawa-Garba was white she wouldn't have landed in such deep trouble', says BAPIO

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba may not have been struck off if she had been white, a doctors'...

84% of UK GP training posts filled after one recruitment round

84% of UK GP training posts filled after one recruitment round

A total of 84% of UK GP training posts for 2018 have already been filled, figures...

Boys set to receive HPV jab after JCVI recommendation

Boys set to receive HPV jab after JCVI recommendation

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) has recommended that...

Pregnancy problems

Defending clinical negligence claims made against GPs

Defending clinical negligence claims made against GPs

The MDU's Dr Claire Wratten, explains how the MDU has defended GP members from clinical...

Doctors' groups throw weight behind Bawa-Garba legal appeal

Doctors' groups throw weight behind Bawa-Garba legal appeal

The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) will raise concerns...

Virtual GP service covering 300,000 patients rated outstanding by CQC

Virtual GP service covering 300,000 patients rated outstanding by CQC

A 'virtual' GP service set up by a GP federation that serves more than 300,000 patients...

Assisted conception

One in four GPs regularly use social prescribing, survey shows

One in four GPs regularly use social prescribing, survey shows

Almost a quarter of GPs are regularly using social prescribing to refer patients...

Red flag symptoms - Epigastric pain
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Red flag symptoms - Epigastric pain

It is vital to ensure the patient is haemodynamically stable, says Dr Roopa Jaiswal.

GP dilemma: An online service issues an unnecessary prescription to my patient

GP dilemma: An online service issues an unnecessary prescription to my patient

A patient has received an unnecessary prescription from an online prescribing system....

Postnatal care, six-week check

Funding cuts leave GPs unable to prescribe stop smoking products

Funding cuts leave GPs unable to prescribe stop smoking products

Cuts to public health funding have led to a dramatic fall in prescriptions for stop...

New HEE deal aims to recruit GP trainees from the Caribbean

New HEE deal aims to recruit GP trainees from the Caribbean

Hundreds of doctors could join the GP workforce as part of a new programme set up...

CCGs block GP at Hand's expansion to Birmingham

CCGs block GP at Hand's expansion to Birmingham

Two CCGs have objected to GP at Hand's plans to expand to a site in Birmingham because...

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