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Cut in hospital training posts would fund more GP trainees, recommends Taskforce

Cut in hospital training posts would fund more GP trainees, recommends Taskforce

Reducing the number of places for hospital doctor trainees in favour of more places to train to become a GP could be one answer to alleviating the crisis in GP numbers based on a government report commissioned by the Department of Health.

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Telephone triage shifts and increases GP workload, finds study

Telephone triage shifts and increases GP workload, finds study

Telephone triage services do not save GPs time and actually increase patient visits after a telephone consultation, finds a study just published by The Lancet online.

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Cancer Drug Fund to gain £160m

Cancer Drug Fund to gain £160m

NHS England has pledged a £160m boost over two years for the Cancer Drugs Fund. The decision should give more patients access to innovative drugs that are not routinely available on the NHS.

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Written complaints increase, HSCIC finds

Written complaints increase, HSCIC finds

The NHS receives 480 written complaints per day – all related to hospitals, community health services and GP and Dental practices.

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  • Real world studies can be a lifeline

    Real world studies can be a lifeline

    Real world studies are beating the odds to extend the lives of patients who have late stage melanoma. Here David Dahill, who has melanoma, explains why, as a patient, he thinks real world studies and new drug therapies should be considered as a first line approach to treating advanced melanoma.

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  • Dr Michael Dixon

    Can commissioners bank on success in year two?

    With their first year now behind them, CCGs still have an awful lot to prove but, Dr Michael Dixon tells PCT editor Norma Beavers, year two must see a radical shift in power and a primary care workforce driving patient self care