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Stark increases in GP workloads are "unsustainable", researchers have said after a new study showed that family doctors are dealing with more consultations than ever before. Workloads in general practice have increased by 16% over the last seven years, according to the largest ever analysis of GP and nurse consultations.…
Northern Ireland's first air ambulance will inherit the call sign of the tragic motorbike doctor who long campaigned for the service before his death. Dr John Hinds, known as one of the "flying doctors'' of Irish motorcycle sport, was a vocal advocate for a medical helicopter to transport the seriously…
Health Minister, Simon Hamilton, has officially opened the new £16million Health and Care Centre in Banbridge. The new facilities complete the development of the Health Village on the site of the former Banbridge Hospital which already accommodates local GPs. The Minister said: “I am delighted to be able to officially…
A framework for the long term future of primary care out-of-hours services, which run when GP surgeries are closed, has been welcomed by Health Secretary Shona Robison. The independent Primary Care Out-of-Hours Review, chaired by Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie, made the main recommendation on the importance of multi-disciplinary teams –…
The chief executive of NHS Wales is asking the public to help the NHS and people with life-threatening conditions this winter by choosing the right health service for their needs as part of a new national campaign. The Choose Well campaign encourages people to think about how they use their…
A new plan to strengthen the primary care workforce to deliver new models of care and look after more people close to their homes has been published by Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford. The primary care workforce plan will be backed by an extra £4.5m of funding as…
Cardiff, alongside partner universities Bangor, Swansea, and South Wales, has been awarded £2.7M to lead the 'PRIME Centre Wales' for Primary and Emergency Care Research. The funding from Health and Care Research Wales will support the Centres' aim to improve the health and well-being of people in Wales and beyond,…
Two multi-million pound health centres have been given the green light thanks to funding approval from the Scottish Government. Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced that Clydebank Health Centre and Greenock Health and Care Centre will be funded as part of the Scottish Government’s £409 million investment in the non-profit…
Wales’ primary care services will be enhanced so the vast majority of NHS care is planned and provided in the community, closer to people’s homes, under a new four-year plan unveiled today by the Welsh Government. The plan, which was launched by Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething (pictured) during a…
The ALLIANCE and the Royal College of General Practitioners (Scotland) (RCGP Scotland) have launched the Improving Links in Primary Care project report, which was funded by the Scottish Government. The report supports the evidence about the benefits of general practices becoming more community facing and the untapped mutual benefits for…
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