Community healthAugust 5, 2020
The looming problem for forgotten dentistry
One-third of adults in deprived areas of England have tooth decay. That was the key finding of the Public Health England oral health survey of those attending dental practices published this June, writes Neil Carmichael, Chair of the Association of Dental Groups
Health ProfessionsJuly 21, 2020
GP specialty training recruitment continues to break records
Health Education England (HHE) figures published today show that it is well on course to beat its 3,500 target for recruiting doctors into general practice this year. Currently, there have been 3,441 acceptances – the highest figure ever recorded for this stage in the recruitment process.
HealthJuly 20, 2020
Coronavirus test results now visible to GPs
Covid-19 test results are now being automatically sent to GP systems as well as being communicated to the individual, giving GPs visibility of which of their patients have had Covid-19 tests and whether they have tested positive or negative.
HealthJuly 16, 2020
Using the pandemic to enhance the role of the paramedic
Adam Layland, National Head of Commissioning at Health Education England and Consultant Paramedic at Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance, outlines how Covid-19 has underscored the crucial role paramedics can play in supporting primary care and reducing hospital admissions.
Health ProfessionsJuly 3, 2020
New GP risk assessment could leave practices with fewer staff 
GPs across England have been asked to release additional information in new risk assessments. The findings reveal a significant number of staff are in at-risk groups. This could result in some staff being asked to avoid face-face contact with patients.
Community healthJune 30, 2020
Stay at Home. Protect the NHS. (Save Lives?)
Graham Phillips explores the benefits of expanding the scope of community pharmacy for the Covid period and beyond.
Health PolicyJune 8, 2020
Hitting the ground running
Building connections between GP practices and local parkrun events could help to improve the health and wellbeing of patients and staff, finds a new study by the University of Warwick.
HealthJune 5, 2020
Pandemic and primary care
For the most part, clinicians and managers have rapidly got to grips with providing access whilst protecting patients and staff from infection risk says Dr Nav Chana, Clinical Director at the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC). We now need to focus on what comes next.
Community healthMay 22, 2020
Stark warning issued as cancer referrals drop
The coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on cancer diagnosis, with referrals, GP and A&E visits down significantly versus last year. Pancreatic Cancer Action has issued a stark warning to anyone experiencing symptoms not to postpone seeking help.

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