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Online consultations can boost continuity of care, NHS medical director says – GP online

26 Jul

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Online consultations can boost continuity of care, NHS medical director saysGP onlineOnline consultations and other new technologies provide a big opportunity to improve continuity of care in the NHS, according to the NHS’s medical director.
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Mothers-to-be died due to substandard care – Telegraph.co.uk

26 Jul

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Mothers-to-be died due to substandard careTelegraph.co.ukA “spike” of deaths among mothers on maternity wards was caused by substandard care related to a shortage of midwives, a leaked NHS report indicates.
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Medical chiefs at odds on therapies – Gloucester Advocate

26 Jul

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Medical chiefs at odds on therapiesGloucester AdvocateBut at least a third of general practitioners were advertising themselves as integrative doctors, said Professor Kerryn Phelps, who is president of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association…
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Treatment for overactive bladder – Abstract – UroToday

26 Jul

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Treatment for overactive bladder – AbstractUroTodayThe study was performed in a network between general practitioners and urologists under routine conditions over a period of 12 months.
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Britain hit by condom shortage following Durex supplier row – Daily Mail

26 Jul

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Financial TimesBritain hit by condom shortage following Durex supplier rowDaily MailThe news has sparked fears of an increase in sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, as the NHS issued a statement warning of ‘disruption’ to the…
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NHS spends £93 million on new buildings – Scotsman

26 Jul

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NHS spends £93 million on new buildingsScotsmanNEARLY £100 million has been spent by NHS Lothian on new buildings in the past year, it has emerged.
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Christie hospital cancer centre opens in Salford – BBC News

26 Jul

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BBC NewsChristie hospital cancer centre opens in SalfordBBC NewsTina Karabatsou, consultant neurosurgeon at the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, said: “One of the fantastic advantages of the new Novalis Tx treatment is we will be able to treat …
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NHS touts virtual visits by Skype to cut costs – ComputerWeekly.com (blog)

26 Jul

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Daily MailNHS touts virtual visits by Skype to cut costsComputerWeekly.com (blog)Not only are small businesses looking to Skype to cut call costs, but NHS trusts are touting virtual hospital visits to cut costs.
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We need more primary care, not more physicians

26 Jul

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When 15 per cent of the population does not have a regular primary care provider, we are missing out on a tremendous opportunity to provide some preventive health care (We need more primary care, not more physicians http://t.co/1lwM7aj via @globeandmail…)…
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The Independent View: NHS should routinely offer chicken pox vaccine to children – Liberal Democrat Voice

26 Jul

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The Independent View: NHS should routinely offer chicken pox vaccine to childrenLiberal Democrat VoiceBut other than in exceptional cases, the NHS won’t allow its GPs to give it, even when patients offer to hand over good money for the privilege (I…
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