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Deficit in NHS provider sector triples in a year to £2.45bn

Providers of NHS services have amassed a £2.45bn (€3.2bn; $3.6bn) deficit in the past year, and although the scale of deficit is not as bad as feared, it has still almost tripled from the previous year (£834m).  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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GPs call for ballot to consider industrial action

GPs have called on the BMA to ballot the profession on their willingness to take industrial action and to sign undated resignation letters.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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GPs demand to know what constitutes core services

GP leaders have instructed the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee to negotiate with the UK government to clearly define the services that should be delivered in the core GP contract, on the basis that the safety of patients “can no longer be guaranteed” given the current levels of demand and funding.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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GPs reject cap on locum GP fees

GPs have rejected a cap on fees charged by locum doctors and said that locums and general practices should be able to agree terms and conditions mutually.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Call to cancel 2016 Olympics because of Zika risk is not backed by WHO guidance

A call by a leading public health expert to cancel this summer’s Olympic Games in Brazil for fear of accelerating a global spread of the Zika virus has been quelled by new World Health Organization guidance, which backs travel but advises athletes and visitors to take simple steps to manage health risks.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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US spent more on mental illness than on any other conditions in 2013, study finds

In 2013 the United States spent $201bn (£138bn; €179bn) on mental health disorders, more than on any other groups of conditions, a study has found.1 More than 40% of the spending was for the care of institutionalized groups, which included nursing home residents, long term patients in psychiatric hospitals, and prisoners.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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GPs back government move to charge overseas visitors

GPs at the BMA’s conference of local medical committees (LMCs), the bodies that represent GPs at a local level, in London on Friday 20 May voted to carry a motion calling for foreign visitors to be able to attend UK general practices but “only on a private fee-paying basis.”  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Doctors should champion digital technology, says government minister

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days. Sign up for a free trial  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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US spent more on mental illness than on any other conditions in 2013, study finds

In 2013 the United States spent $201bn (£138bn; €179bn) on mental health disorders, more than on any other groups of conditions, a study has found.1 More than 40% of the spending was for the care of institutionalized groups, which included nursing home residents, long term patients in psychiatric hospitals, and prisoners.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Mental health patients forced to travel long distances for care - BBC News

The Victoria Derbyshire programme speaks to two people who have suffered after having to travel because of a lack of mental health beds in their area.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Physicians Must Respond to Climate Change

The American College of Physicians believes that physicians must respond to climate change and is providing the tools to help.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Should Rosacea Patients Be Screened for Autoimmune Diseases?

Dr Graeme Lipper reviews a population-based case-control study that explored the link between rosacea, type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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US spent more on mental illness than on any other conditions in 2013, study finds

In 2013 the United States spent $201bn (£138bn; €179bn) on mental health disorders, more than on any other groups of conditions, a study has found.1 More than 40% of the spending was for the care of institutionalized groups, which included nursing home residents, long term patients in psychiatric hospitals, and prisoners.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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US spent more on mental illness than on any other conditions in 2013, study finds

In 2013 the United States spent $201bn (£138bn; €179bn) on mental health disorders, more than on any other groups of conditions, a study has found.1 More than 40% of the spending was for the care of institutionalized groups, which included nursing home residents, long term patients in psychiatric hospitals, and prisoners.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Over-the-Counter Allergic Rhinitis Treatments: Navigating the Maze CME/CE

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists in primary care, allergy, clinical immunology, and pediatrics.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Improving Quality of Anticoagulation Management Using Point-of-Care Testing CME/CE

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Medscape, LLC, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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May 20 Cardiology News

Slow gait speed before heart surgery, BP meds and falls in the elderly, medication nonadherence and the challenges of studying cell-therapies are reviewed in this week’s podcast.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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The Perils of Reliance on Industry Funding of Medical Research

As the incremental benefits of new therapies diminish, perhaps the next big innovation in cardiovascular medicine is basic lifestyle changes. But how will we know if no one funds that research, argues Dr Mandrola.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Is the Medical Error Situation Getting Better?

Possible improvement in the prevalence of medical errors?; too much money for a state's malpractice compensation fund?; botched surgery renders woman infertile.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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WHO confirms Zika virus strain imported from the Americas to Cabo Verde

Sequencing of the virus in Cabo Verde by Institut Pasteur, Dakar confirms that the Zika virus currently circulating in Cabo Verde is the same as the one circulating in the Americas - the Asian type- and was most likely imported from Brazil. This is the first time that the Zika strain responsible for the outbreaks linked to neurological disorders and microcephaly has been detected in Africa.  
who.int
about 4 years ago