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Health Tech

Should I give out the practice wifi code?

11th December 2018

People love to use their smartphones to entertain themselves or to work while they’re waiting. There is a growing expectation that wifi will be provided in public places like GP surgeries but, if you are [read more]

Health Tech

Matt Hancock tells NHS to ‘axe the fax’

10th December 2018

The government has revealed a new initiative to rid the NHS of all fax machines before April 2020 The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has officially banned the NHS from buying fax machines. A freedom of [read more]

Finance and funding

Missed GP appointments costs NHS millions

10th December 2018

Missed appointments cost the NHS £40,000 each month in North East Lincolnshire alone Over 30 people per day don’t turn up to their GP appointments in North East Lincolnshire, according to the Grimsby Telegraph. This [read more]

News

Diabetes: Focusing on prevention, not cure

7th December 2018

Managing diabetes is a growing challenge for GP practices, with costs increasing exponentially as the numbers of people living with the condition grow. Practising GP and Liva Healthcare’s UK medical director, Dr Roger Henderson, argues [read more]

Finance and funding

NHS chief at war with ministers over £20.5bn

7th December 2018

A report by The Guardian has detailed a rift between Simon Stevens and Downing Street over the £20.5bn that was promised earlier this year Simon Stevens, the NHS’s chief executive, is reportedly at war with [read more]

Finance and funding

NHS to save almost £1bn on medicines

7th December 2018

The UK government’s new plan will see the NHS save millions on its medicines bill A new deal with the pharmaceutical industry is expected to save the NHS around £930m on medicines. The UK government [read more]

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