News Headlines - Week Commencing 14th September 2015

A round up of this week's primary care headlines. Online registration to some sources may be required.

GPs 'need to be more flexible' on seven-day working
A House of Commons debate on the Government’s plans for increasing seven-day access in the NHS has heard GPs need to be ‘more flexible’.

Government pledges £1.5bn to speed up cancer diagnosis after GP referral
The government will invest an additional £1.5bn into cancer diagnostics over the next five years to ensure that all patients receive a definitive diagnosis or all-clear within four weeks of GP referral.

Given the state of the NHS, it's no wonder doctors are burnt out
Large numbers of consultants and GPs are considering early retirement as pressures escalate in healthcare’s frontline.

More doctors and hairdressers trained to spot domestic abuse signs
A scheme which trains hairdressers, doctors, dentists, vets and other professionals to recognise the signs of domestic violence is to be extended.

The NHS stays centre stage as the political ground shakes
As Labour's newly elected leader throws down the gauntlet on undoing NHS privatisation, the Tory ideological and financial attacks on our health service are escalating.

The NHS should put a price on everything
If patients and staff knew the cost of treatments, waste would be cut and hundreds of millions saved.

Practice overturns CQC rating despite their concerns being dismissed by chief inspector
The CQC has apologised and re-rated a GP practice after admitting to errors during the inspection, after its original appeal was dismissed by the chief inspector of primary care, Professor Steve Field.

Government sticks to seven-day GP pledge as MPs warn of burnout risk
The government's pledge to create a seven-day NHS by 2020 was 'not invented to annoy doctors', a health minister said on Monday, as MPs warned the plans could be unaffordable and further undermine GP morale.

'There simply aren't enough doctors out there' GP out-of-hours service to be removed from two Welsh hospitals
The move, agreed by Cwm Taf University Health Board, will take place at the end of September for the foreseeable future.

Not enough doctors working in dementia research, says Alzheimer's Society
There are "serious gaps" in dementia research, which is slowing down the development of new treatments, a charity has said.


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