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NHS bosses reȷect GPs’ request to close patient lists

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:10
A group of general practices in Folkestone, Kent, that applied to formally close their practice lists because of safety concerns have had their request knocked back by NHS bosses, The BMJ has...
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In cases of serious inȷury “scoop and run” improves survival compared with ambulance

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:00
Researchers have discovered what gang members have known all along—that you’re more likely to survive a serious injury if you get yourself to hospital than if you wait for an ambulance.1“Scoop and...
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Last ditch effort to repeal Obamacare gathers steam

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:10
The Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s signature health reform, faces a real and fast developing threat from a fourth Senate repeal bill.As September began, Senate Republicans’ efforts to undo...
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Modern complex care needs longer consulting times

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:40
GPs are always running late1 because they think they can deal with patients’ problems in the 10 minute slot allocated to them. They cling to this belief despite years and even decades of experience...
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Women still not being told about pregnancy risks of valproate

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:15
Two thirds of women who take the antiepileptic drug sodium valproate said they had not received new safety warnings about the dangers of taking it during pregnancy, a survey carried out by epilepsy...
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Junior doctor is cleared of wrongdoing after patient “misremembered” events

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:25
A junior doctor who was accused of wrongly telling a patient that he had cancer has been exonerated after a medical practitioners tribunal found that the patient had become flustered at the mention...
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