Childhood vaccination information and advice

7th May 2019

The anti-vaxxer movement is gaining ground, with worried parents choosing to ignore medical advice and avoid vaccinations for their children. Here’s a timely reminder on the information and advice you need to give patients and [read more]

Addressing the care deficit

30th April 2019

The NHS is under extreme pressure to deliver mental health services, and is struggling. The reasons for the increased demand are being laid at the government’s door, with a recent survey by NHS Providers finding [read more]

Assistance dogs in the practice

23rd April 2019

A GP called the MDU advice line to ask about assistance dogs. A regular patient at the practice brought a large, boisterous dog to every consultation as her assistance dog and, during one consultation, it [read more]

GPs will be required to use NHS app

9th April 2019

As reported by the HSJ, the NHS’s chief digital officer has confirmed that GPs across the country will be required to use the NHS app NHS England’s chief digital officer, Tara Donnelly, has announced that [read more]

‘Are you a man or a woman?’

2nd April 2019

As part of our focus on gender identity issues, here we’re looking the some of the experiences of trans men and women when accessing primary care; while some spoke of good relationships, many had serious [read more]

The importance of medical defence

25th March 2019

Dr Rob Hendry, medical director at the Medical Protection Society, explains why medical defence is still important for GPs – and their practices – even after the introduction of state-backed indemnity This is an edited [read more]

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