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This week in health – 29/06/2018

29Jun

With so much going on in the world of health it can be difficult to keep up to date with all the latest news and breakthroughs. Luckily, talkhealth’s weekly round-up should help you keep on top of all the latest … Continue reading

  

The NHS – Still a Great British Asset, or Struggling Under Pressure?

28Jul

I have always been a great believer in the NHS. I was what I would term an old fashioned family doctor – the patients advocate. Recently my elderly father, who lives alone, became seriously ill and we thought we were … Continue reading

  

Personalised GP care for everyone

1Oct

Doctor writing on clipboard

For the first time in a decade, every patient in England will get a named, accountable GP, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced. Under changes to their contract with the NHS, GPs will ensure all 53.9 million people in England … Continue reading

  

Painting Over The Walls To Hide The Cracks

5Oct

Shane used a brilliant phrase in his post last month entitled “What If Everything You Thought You Knew Was A Lie?” describing how Doctors tend to paint over the cracks rather than fixing the problem to get to the root of the … Continue reading

  

Brits Leave Medical Issues Unchecked for a Year before Visiting The GP

18Jul

Brits grin and bear medical problems for a year before getting checked out by their doctor, it emerged yesterday.   Adults in the UK have confessed that they endure conditions that impact their lives for an average of 12 months … Continue reading

  

How do I get the most out of my doctor?

2Nov

This is, in my experience, quite a popular question for journalists to ask which clearly reflects public interest in the answer. Given the time pressure on GPs nowadays, many people feel that they may have less time with their doctor … Continue reading

  

Can General Practice handle the emotion of terminal illness?

18Jun

Reading a GP’s Twitterings made me realise that we have very different ideas about what patients should expect from GPs. GPs expect patients to fit into the numbers game (alcohol consumption, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol). Patients expect GPs to treat … Continue reading

  

Over-60s put off seeing GP

6Jun

The Department of Health have discovered that people in their 60s are ignoring signs of ill health because they fear being dismissed as hypochondriacs or believe medical problems are a by-product of ageing. It was announced that almost a third … Continue reading

  

Is it Going a Step Too Far to Score your GP Online?

14Oct

The NHS has announced that patients are being encouraged to rate their GP surgeries on a new NHS website designed to drive up standards in primary care. At www.nhs.uk patients will be able to post comments ranging from how they … Continue reading