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Tuesday 28 April 2015

Top stories

27.04.15: Symptoms of lung and bowel cancer could be picked up faster if patients see an unknown doctor rather their usual GP, researchers found
27.04.15: Unless GP practices with 084 phone numbers switch their telephone number in the next two months they will have to declare their call costs to patients
24.04.15: A new programme to get doctors into general practice has been launched with the backing of the Royal College of General Practitioners, NHS England, Health Education England and the British Medical Association
24.04.15: The Party of Wales plans to recruit 1,000 extra doctors to keep the NHS sustainable in all parts of Wales
31.03.15: The Royal College of GPs has hailed the decision by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to abolish the current banding system for GP practices as a ‘victory for common sense’.
01.04.15: NHS England is testing a mobile ‘lab in a bag’ that allows GPs to carry out diagnostic tests and get the results quickly themselves without having to wait on hospital labs to do this for them.
02.04.15: Patients across England are set to benefit from a £350 million investment in GP services.
17.04.15: Counselling psychologist, Noemi Viagano, from SilverCloud health, has revealed her top tips on managing stress
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Personal practice

Steve Field: CQC chief inspector of general practice explains intelligent monitoring -one of the tools now being used to support their new approach to inspection
Steve Field: The CQC is currently consulting on a new approach to inspecting healthcare services in prisons, youth offender institutions and immigration removal centres
Andy Drane: How will general practice be affected if Scotland decides to become independent? Two days before the ground-breaking vote specialist healthcare solicitor Andy Drane outlines possible changes

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