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Openness and honesty expected from GPs

Openness and honesty expected from GPs

It is ‘essential’ GPs are honest with patients when things go wrong, says a joint statement signed by eight healthcare regulators.

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London GP surgeries require £1bn boost

London GP surgeries require £1bn boost

GP surgeries in the capital need £1bn of investment to modernise their facilities over the next five years, according to a report by the London Health Commission.

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New report uncovers abuse suffered by vulnerable adults

New report uncovers abuse suffered by vulnerable adults

Around four in ten allegations of abuse involving adults with care and support needs occurred in the victim's own home last year.

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Docman GP gets green light for central funding

Docman GP gets green light for central funding

Docman GP can now be ordered as a GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) service after receiving approval from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

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NEWS

PRACTICE BUSINESS

  • Whistleblowing – time to speak up?

    Whistleblowing – time to speak up?

    Emlyn Williams, a Partner at Weightmans LLP, considers the implications of Sir Robert Francis’ Independent Review into Whistleblowing within the NHS

NURSING & MIDWIFERY

PHARMACY

  • 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.

PATIENTS & PPI

COMMISSIONING

  • Regulating Telehealth Services: Where does care begin?

    Regulating Telehealth Services: Where does care begin?

    Back in 2006, the Department of Health in England published a White Paper called ‘Our Health, Our Care, Our Say’ that included a focus on integrated care supported by advanced assistive technologies such as ‘telehealth’.