Medical News Checkup - #issue3

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We've made it through January and if you are looking for sessions in February too, check out our latest available locum GP, Nurse and ANP roles below as well as some of the latest news in the medical industry. In this months medical news update you'll find news covering morale among junior doctors in the UK is at an all-time low, patients now get same-day appointments with local pharmacists, the NHS bill enters parliament and much more. 

 

 

Latest medical industry news  

 

NHS make a public appeal for people to help vital frontline services 

NHS across North East and Cumbria have launched a major public awareness campaign this month in a bid to help ease pressure on busy frontline teams. They are encouraging people to use valuable NHS resources wisely during this time of year and to make use of alternative medical help such as 111 and pharmacies in order to keep frontline services available.

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(Chronicle Live) 02/01/2020

NHS make a public appeal for people to help vital frontline services

 

Morale among junior doctors in the UK is at an all-time low 

In a BMJ opinion article, Nicola Storring has called for junior doctors to be more empowered and supported within the system as morale among junior doctors in the UK is at an all-time low, with resignations from the NHS on the rise. Nicola also talks about the huge problem of suicide among doctors, with many reports of doctors taking their own lives due to the pressures of work. 

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(BMJ) 09/01/2020

 

 

Patients get same-day appointments with local pharmacists

More than 100,000 patients have had appointments with expert pharmacists in the first phew weeks of January, relieving pressure on GP's and A&E departments. This release in pressure has been down to the introduction of the community pharmacist consultation service (CPCS) back in October 2019. The service enables NHS 111 health advisers to refer patients with minor illnesses to their local pharmacy for assessment and treatment. 

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(UK GOV) 12/01/2020

 

Patients get same-day appointments with local pharmacists

 

The GP practice where patients can share appointments 

The traditional one-to-one 10-minute appointment is arguably no longer fit for purpose and with the number of GP appointments rising in recent years there is huge pressure on surgeries. With no promise of increased funding or substantially increased GP workforce, primary care teams have to find innovative new ways of delivering routine care in general practice that simultaneously saves time and improves quality. One practice which has done this is Parchmore Medical Centre in Thornton Heath, Surrey, through introducing shared appointments. 

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(BBC News) 12/01/2020

 

The GP practice where patients can share appointments

 
NHS funding bill enters parliament 

The NHS Long Term Plan Funding Bill will enshrine in law an extra £33.9 billion a year by 2024 for the NHS and was introduced by the secretary of state for health and social care, Matt Hancock on the 15th of January. The bill will place a legal duty on the government to guarantee a minimum level of spending every year, rising to £148.5 billion by 2024 and also provides safeguards that mean the Treasury will be required to ensure the annual supply estimates for the NHS budget can not be reduced.

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(UK Gov) 15/01/2020
 


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