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New guidelines to diagnose sepsis
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New guidelines to diagnose sepsis

New guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) urges doctors to treat suspected sepsis as an emergency.

NHS disciplines 1,200 staff for misuse of social media
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NHS disciplines 1,200 staff for misuse of social media

A&E consultant and GP among NHS staff disciplined for inappropriate use of Twitter and WhatsApp.

7-day NHS plans unrealistic due to lack of staffing
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7-day NHS plans unrealistic due to lack of staffing

A public accounts committee report says the government has failed to assess whether there is sufficient staffing to provide a 7-day NHS.

Pregabalin to be reclassified following 111 deaths
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Pregabalin to be reclassified following 111 deaths

The prescription-only drug, pregabalin, is to be classified as a class C controlled drug by the Home Office after being linked to 111 deaths in the UK last year.

GP services a ‘waste of time’ in an emergency, patients say
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GP services a ‘waste of time’ in an emergency, patients say

Patients said they felt the emergency department provides ‘quick access’ to ‘the main people’.

GPs alerted over potential statin prescribing errors
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GPs alerted over potential statin prescribing errors

One-third of GP surgeries have been advised to contact people who may have been given an inaccurate assessment of their future risk of heart disease.

NICE gives GPs clear advice on Lyme disease
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NICE gives GPs clear advice on Lyme disease

GPs have been given clear guidance on diagnosing and treating Lyme disease by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

GMC to be stripped of right to appeal fitness-to-practise decisions
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GMC to be stripped of right to appeal fitness-to-practise decisions

Report of the Williams review into gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare, established following the Hadiza Bawa-Garba case.

Top three reasons GPs are leaving clinical practice
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Top three reasons GPs are leaving clinical practice

For many GPs, fear and frustration are at the core of their decision to disengage from providing direct patient care.

GP practices to merge into 1,500 ‘super-hubs’
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GP practices to merge into 1,500 ‘super-hubs’

Government plans to move general practice towards ‘super practices’ providing care at scale threaten closure for thousands of GP practices across England.

RCGP issues statement on Bawa-Garba case
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RCGP issues statement on Bawa-Garba case

The RCGP says the case has caused ‘considerable anxiety for GPs, particularly GP trainees’.

Govt launches review following Bawa-Garba case
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Govt launches review following Bawa-Garba case

The review will examine the application of gross negligence manslaughter charges in medicine following Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba’s conviction.

Doctor accused of sending patient sexual WhatsApp messages
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Doctor accused of sending patient sexual WhatsApp messages

A medical practitioners tribunal into the allegations is set to begin later this week.

NHS to give 111 service makeover
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NHS to give 111 service makeover

The NHS is to overhaul its beleaguered 111 telephone helpline to give people better access to GPs, mental health nurses and other HCPs, rather than a call handler.