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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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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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  • 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