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2014-08-04 12:55:09

University of Exeter Demand for general practice appointments is rising rapidly, and in an attempt to deal with this, many practices have introduced systems of telephone triage. Patients are phoned by a doctor or nurse who either manages the problem on the phone, or agrees with the patient whether and how urgently they need to be seen. A new large study, published in The Lancet on 4 August 2014 and funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), has investigated the...

2014-07-03 11:22:58

BMJ-British Medical Journal Survey of UK GPs suggests reforms have led to soaring workloads and are harming patients' health and wellbeing The majority of GPs in a survey carried out by The BMJ say their workload has soared in the past year because of their patients' financial hardship under new government rules for receiving benefits. Two thirds believe patients' health is being harmed by benefit cuts, while many feel their professional opinion is regularly disregarded by those...

2014-06-24 23:17:14

Medorizon has helped a number of providers in all specialty with joining an ACO. It is important to know what your options are before signing a contact. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The new onslaught of the ACO “Accountable Care Organization” hitting the healthcare scene has been taking the approach of “join or die.” Maybe that last quote was a bit dramatic but if physicians decide to stand alone, the “organization” gives them the strong arm with extra processing fees....

2014-05-22 12:21:02

BMJ-British Medical Journal May be better for cutting out of hours service use; might cut demand by 11 percent Improving family doctor access during standard working hours might be better for reducing out of hours service use than extending the opening times of GP surgeries, suggests research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. If the link between access and out of hours service use is causal, this approach could cut demand for the latter by a maximum of 11%, the findings...

2014-05-13 08:32:19

Created in collaboration with UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty, new online educational program readies experienced doctors for vacant primary care positions nationwide SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Physician Retraining & Reentry (PRR; http://www.prrprogram.com) today announced its online educational program designed to help solve the growing shortage of primary care physicians. Created in collaboration with UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty, PRR empowers...

2014-04-18 12:32:35

But they acknowledge this would have workforce implications for the NHS The pass mark for a two-part test that international medical graduates must pass to work as a doctor in the UK should be raised to reduce differences in performance between international and UK medical graduates, suggest researchers on bmj.com today. But they warn that this could create "severe workforce planning challenges" for the NHS, which has traditionally relied on international medical graduates, especially...

2014-02-25 23:30:37

Less than 10% of clinicians routinely refer to specialists that they don’t know. Relationships and education are the keys to developing and maintaining a strong network. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 In today’s competitive healthcare landscape, medical and dental specialists are finding themselves spending an ever increasing amount of time and money finding and keeping referral clinicians. Insurance policies and healthcare networks can limit to whom and when a general...

2013-11-22 23:03:59

Government initiatives are set to increase the accessibility of GPs, particularly in regional areas. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the General Practice Medical Services industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 General practitioners (GPs) are the first point of contact in the medical system. The Federal Government provides assistance to the industry via Medicare by covering the schedule fee of each GP consultation....

2013-10-08 13:48:58

But doctors in late stages of career six times more likely to be referred for help Just five in every 1000 NHS doctors—less than 1% of the workforce—prompt concerns about their performance every year, sufficient to warrant the need for outside help, indicates an analysis of 11 years of data, published in BMJ Quality & Safety. But doctors in the late stages of their career are six times more likely to be referred for remedial help, the figures show. The findings are based on a...


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