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By Ed Hill Emergency and urgent treatment services provided by Derby City Primary Care Trust are among the best in the country, according to a report. The trust was awarded the highest rank of "best performing" by a Healthcare Commission report on its out-of-hours services.
A survey of 243 patients found that those who felt confident about receiving good follow-up care were more likely to trust their GP.They were also more likely to trust them if their GP had checked whether they had followed previous treatment or advice.
By Alexandra Wood Officials are recommending that Hull Teaching Primary Care Trust agrees to plans for a new GP-led health centre in Hull city centre, up to five new GP practices and potentially three further integrated care centres at its board meeting on Thursday.Hull has one of the lowest doctor to patient ratios in the country with more than half the practices with over 2,000 patients on their lists.
DOCTORS are bidding to run three new controversial polyclinics in the North East in a bid to prevent private companies taking over GP services.
This week the Care Trust welcomed the national clinical director of primary care, Dr David Colin-Thome, to Torbay.
By Emma Brady Plans for three 'polyclinics' in Birmingham have divided the city's health watchdog, which failed to approve proposals tabled by the city's primary care trusts yesterday.
A meeting has been held to discuss the future of health care in Bath. Members of Bath and North East Somerset Council's Healthier Communities and Older People Overview and Scrutiny Panel met local GPs to discuss Government proposals for improving patient access to doctors within the city.
DOCTORS accused Ministers of running the NHS like a "shoddy supermarket war" as a former GP said yesterday that patients in parts of rural Yorkshire no longer had access to continuous care because of hospital closures.
By Paul James HEALTH chiefs yesterday moved to defend the controversial plan for polyclinics, as North East doctors prepare to call on colleagues across the country today to oppose their introduction.
Shadow health Minister Mark Simmonds criticised the Government's scheme to build new NHS walk-in clinics across the country as a "one- size-fitsall plan" which will waste millions of pounds of taxpayers' money.
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