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Geetha Subramanian

Referrals may turn tide on female genital mutilation

GPs and primary healthcare teams can do more to help prevent and treat female genital mutilation (female circumcision) says a report by MPs.

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Monitor questions AQP hearing loss Service quality

Monitor questions AQP hearing loss Service quality

Concern about some adult hearing services has prompted an examination by Monitor.

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CQC survey of  ‘Hear and Treat’ finds public are listened to

CQC survey of ‘Hear and Treat’ finds public are listened to

People who called emergency ‘Hear and Treat’ ambulance services for help said they felt they were listened to and treated with respect, according to a new national survey published by the Care Quality Commission.

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Dr Amanda Doyle, Co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners

Money worries won’t go away without service transformation, says Nuffield

Pressure is mounting on NHS finances finds Nuffield Trust

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PATIENTS & PPI

  • 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