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RCGP: testing strategy should focus on clinical need, not targets
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RCGP: testing strategy should focus on clinical need, not targets

The Royal College of General Practitioners is calling on the health secretary to move away from hitting testing targets to testing the right people at the right time.

BMA survey finds little or no confidence the NHS can deal with the looming demand
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BMA survey finds little or no confidence the NHS can deal with the looming demand

The findings of a BMA survey of more than 10,000 doctors.

RCGP Northern Ireland calls on Government to implement GP technology plan
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RCGP Northern Ireland calls on Government to implement GP technology plan

GPs and their teams are playing a vital role in providing care and reassurance to patients, the RCGP Northern Ireland says.

7 in 10 patients now receive GP care remotely
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7 in 10 patients now receive GP care remotely

The latest data from the Research Surveillance Centre of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

BMA urges against once-off death in service payment in Northern Ireland
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BMA urges against once-off death in service payment in Northern Ireland

Scotland is offering standard death in service payments but England is proposing a single one-off payment.

BMA warns current working patters must not become the ‘new norm’
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BMA warns current working patters must not become the ‘new norm’

The union has responded to an NHSEI letter advising that the NHS is entering the second phase of its response to the pandemic.

Healthcare staff are queuing up to join the NHS
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Healthcare staff are queuing up to join the NHS

The NHS received 407,000 job applications last month, an increase of 13,500 on the same month last year.

Is it wrong to prioritise younger patients with COVID-19?
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Is it wrong to prioritise younger patients with COVID-19?

Two experts debate the issue in The BMJ this week.

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BMA survey reveals scale of PPE shortage

More than half of respondents felt pressurised to work in high-risk areas despite not having adequate personal protective equipment.

NIHR suspends non-COVID-19 research
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NIHR suspends non-COVID-19 research

The National Institute of Health Research is prioritising COVID-19 studies.

Doctors slam decision on prioritising COVID-19 testing
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Doctors slam decision on prioritising COVID-19 testing

Representative from general practice and emergency medicine said not prioritising NHS staff for testing is reducing the workforce.

NICE announces new Chief Executive
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NICE announces new Chief Executive

Professor Gillian Leng will take up the position on 1 April 2020 when Sir Andrew Dillon, who has led the organisation since 1999, steps down.

Government suspends GP performance targets
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Government suspends GP performance targets

Practices have been assured they will not lose out financially.

Junior doctors share tips on preparing for the long shifts ahead
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Junior doctors share tips on preparing for the long shifts ahead

Commenting in the Twitter thread, Chair of the BMA Welsh consultants committee said, there’ll be a need to rally round and care for each other like never before.