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GP numbers fall short of targets
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GP numbers fall short of targets

The number of practicing GPs has fallen since the launch of a ‘rescue package’ by the NHS in 2016, according to official figures published by NHS Digital.

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Elderly care costs set for steep increase, say researchers
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Elderly care costs set for steep increase, say researchers

The number of over-65s with chronic conditions and disabilities is set to soar by 2025, placing strain on the NHS and social care system, experts have warned.

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Testing platelet counts could speed up cancer diagnosis
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Testing platelet counts could speed up cancer diagnosis

Testing for blood platelet count could help GPs to diagnose cancer earlier, a new study suggests.

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New GMC standards for postgrad training
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New GMC standards for postgrad training

New standards published by the General Medical Council (GMC) will give doctors more flexibility with postgraduate training.

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Judge criticizes government cuts to community pharmacy
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Judge criticizes government cuts to community pharmacy

A High Court judge has ruled that he cannot overturn the decision by the government to cut pharmacy services in England.

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Proton beam therapy available in UK ‘within the next year’
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Proton beam therapy available in UK ‘within the next year’

The arrival of the UK’s first proton beam machine in Wales means therapy will be available to cancer patients ‘within the next year’, says the Welsh Government.

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BHF calls for better diagnosis of atrial fibrillation
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BHF calls for better diagnosis of atrial fibrillation

Up to 500,000 people could be at increased risk of stroke from an undiagnosed irregular heartbeat, according to estimates by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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Tobacco company accused of sidestepping plain pack rules
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Tobacco company accused of sidestepping plain pack rules

One of the world’s largest tobacco companies has been accused of trying to get around new UK regulations on plain cigarette packaging by rolling out tin containers.

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BMA: government has ‘callous disregard’ for NHS
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BMA: government has ‘callous disregard’ for NHS

The government is guilty of ‘callous disregard’ for the NHS and should plug the ‘enormous’ funding gap, the leader of the BMA’s GP committee has said.

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Dementia deaths to quadruple by 2040, says study
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Dementia deaths to quadruple by 2040, says study

The number of people dying from dementia and cancer is set to soar in coming years, increasing pressure on end-of-life services, research suggests.

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Online abortion options ‘safe and effective’, says study
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Online abortion options ‘safe and effective’, says study

Nearly 95% of women who search for abortion drugs and advice online safely end their pregnancy, a study suggests.

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RCS: Private hospitals should disclose ‘botched’ operation data
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RCS: Private hospitals should disclose ‘botched’ operation data

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) is calling for private hospitals to reveal details of ‘botched’ operations so that ‘rogue’ surgeons can be identified.

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MDU urges GPs to lobby on indemnity rises
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MDU urges GPs to lobby on indemnity rises

GPs are being urged by the Medical Defence Union to lobby parliamentary candidates on potentially ‘unaffordable’ increases in indemnity costs.

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Caldicott warns of ‘inappropriate’ transfer of 1.6m patient records
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Caldicott warns of ‘inappropriate’ transfer of 1.6m patient records

The transfer of 1.6 million patient records to Google’s DeepMind Health company has an ‘inappropriate legal basis’, says the UK’s national data guardian.

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