Seven days a week GP services promised by Tories

Prime Minister strives for more flexibility Prime Minister David Cameron has declared that everyone across England will have access to GP services seven days a week by 2020. The Conservative leader has announced that a further £100 million from April 2015 will be used towards a fund that was initiated last year to increase flexibility […]

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What is medicalisation?

BMA council member speaks out about unnecessary medical interventions Deputy chair of the BMA council Dr Kailash Chand has identified a recent trend within healthcare for medicalisation, which he identifies as patients seeking medical treatment for lifestyle problems. Key signs of medicalisation include the increasing use of medicines and hospital tests, rising hospitalisation rates, more […]

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Are online consultations the way forward?

Wales offer elderly digital appointments Elderly patients could be offered online consultations with hospital doctors to prevent them having to travel long distances for appointments. The pilot scheme in rural north Wales will see patients be able to go to their local GP surgery and have an internet video link appointment with their hospital consultant. The […]

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Waiting for GP appointments could make patients more ill

650,000 patients found it difficult to get an appointment with their doctor The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Wales claim that patients struggling to get GP appointments could be getting sicker and need more expensive treatments as they delay visiting overworked GP’s. With an estimated 650,000 people in Wales finding it difficult to nab […]

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Total Assist Group to attend NAMPS conference

  Leading healthcare recruitment company pencilled in to exhibit Innovative recruitment company Total Assist Group will be attending the annual NAMPS conference in London this year. The Romford-based healthcare specialists, who focus on supplying  experienced locum doctors and bank nurses for both the NHS and private clinics, will be one of the select businesses exhibiting […]

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