A new study suggests that poorer areas are three more times more likely to be negatively affected by new guidelines over the face to face contact with GPs as practices begin to reopen.
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
A new study of 47 GP trainees in their second and third years in Coventry and Warwickshire shows a high level of burnout.
A new survey finds the GPS are concerned over their ability to deliver the Governments flu vaccine programme.
The Government have announced the most comprehensive flu vaccination programme in the UK’s history, with more than thirty million people to be vaccinated this winter.
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.
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.
There are growing calls for Primary care Networks (PNCs) to have greater autonomy and flexibility in order to improve local services.
The pandemic has caused a surge in the usage of electronic prescription services (EPS), with over 85 per cent of primary care prescriptions in England now processed electronically.
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.
Graham Phillips explores the benefits of expanding the scope of community pharmacy for the Covid period and beyond.
A new group of primary care specialists is working to expand the knowledge of suicide amongst pharmacists and other healthcare practitioners.
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.
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.
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.