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Sunday 2 August 2015

Top stories

31.07.15: GPs who provide full patient medical records for insurance firms risk breaking data-protection law, an Information Commission Office investigation has revealed
30.07.15: If doctors use the term ‘drug resistant infections’ rather than ‘antibiotic resistance’ more patients would complete a full course of necessary antibiotics, and it would also reduce unneccessary antibiotic, the Wellcome Trust said
30.07.15: Registered doctors without a high level of English language risk being kicked off the General Medical Council (GMC) register, but the council is “confident” this will “drive up standards,” its chief executive said this week
29.07.15: Due to problems recruiting GPs after two doctors announced their retirement, St Luke’s Medical Practice in Stroud will close in September after 67 years
31.07.15: GPs who provide full patient medical records for insurance firms risk breaking data-protection law, an Information Commission Office investigation has revealed
24.07.15: The plans for seven-day working could see consultants earning bonus payments of up to £30,000 a year on top of their base salary, the government revealed today
03.07.15: If you discover a patient has covertly filmed a consultation do not feel threatened, the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland explained
10.07.15: Adults with atrial fibrillation (AF) should no longer be prescribed aspirin to prevent stroke, NICE guidance released today said
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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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