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JUN 22/2015

New initiatives announced by government 'to support GPs'

A number of initiatives have been unveiled by the government in an effort to support GPs, who are currently in short supply in the UK. Last Friday (June 19th), health secretary Jeremy Hunt announced the schemes in his new deal for general practice sp...

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JUN 18/2015

GPs to offer online consultations by 2018

From 2018, patients will be able to register with a new GP, order medicines and even have online consultations through the NHS Choices website, according to a statement. NHS England wants the website to become the 'digital front door' for the...

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JUN 17/2015

Watford hospital piloting 'nurse in charge' badges

Nurses at Watford General Hospitals are involved in a new scheme that sees them don badges to show other professionals, members of staff, patients and relatives that they are in charge on a shift. NursingTimes.net reports that the ten-ward facility a...

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JUN 12/2015

Seven-day appointment pilot 'scrapped'

The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has reportedly scrapped its seven-day GP appointment scheme due to a low take-up among patients, despite it being heavily promoted before the launch. According to website Pulse Today, just one in ten appointment...

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JUN 11/2015

Monitor and TDA to have single leader 'to increase support for hospitals'

Today (June 11th), the government will announce that there will be a single leader of NHS regulator Monitor and the Trust Development Authority (TDA) to increase the level of support available for hospitals, improve care and increase efficiency. Jere...

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