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In the news: FGM; bed-blocking; £1.6bn NHS savings; virtual GP appointments

In the news: FGM; bed-blocking; £1.6bn NHS savings; virtual GP appointments

As part of the daily round up, Primary Care Today looks at the leading healthcare stories in today's news

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David Mowat MP named new primary care minister

David Mowat MP named new primary care minister

The Department of Health has confirmed David Mowat MP as the new minister responsible for primary care, community services, and adult social care

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Statistics show 5,700 new cases of FGM recorded in 2015/16

Statistics show 5,700 new cases of FGM recorded in 2015/16

There were 5,700 newly recorded cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in England during 2015/16 according to the first-ever publication of annual statistics

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Toolkit supporting patients with perinatal mental health needs is launched

Toolkit supporting patients with perinatal mental health needs is launched

A “one-stop” free-access hub supporting healthcare professionals in delivering care to patients with perinatal mental health conditions has been launched today (22 July)

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CLINICAL

  • Acute kidney injury: thinking smart

    Acute kidney injury: thinking smart

    Primary care services play a key role in reducing rates of acute kidney injury (AKI), which is on the increase. Changes in process, behaviour and attitude are needed to tackle this often life-threatening disease. But do you know all you need to know about it?

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  • One in 10 CCGs behind in AMR stewardship

    One in 10 CCGs behind in AMR stewardship

    One in 10 CCGs said they did not have an antimicrobial stewardship programme in place, according to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request carried out by the Patient’s Association (PA)