Primary Care Weekly News Roundup 18th April 2022

We present a round-up of the news headlines this week relating to primary care and GP practices in the UK

Government could become data controller for patient record copies

Healthcare Leader

Three in four GPs report increase in abuse by patients, survey finds

Glasgow Times

New UK Health Security Agency HQ plans mothballed amid DHSC funding pressures
Local Government Chronicle

DUP Pledges To Train More GPs
Daily Northern Ireland News

NHS sees highest rate of discrimination against Black and ethnic minority staff since 2016
Healthcare Leader

Sepsis prediction tool helps GPs identify patients needing hospital treatment

Social distancing rules scrapped in GP surgeries and NHS hospital waiting rooms in England

Manchester Evening News

Phone First fallout: top GP acknowledges ‘problems’ for patients
News Letter

Underfunding will severely limit services GPs offer under PCN enhanced access

GP Online

Wales NHS figures show almost 700,000 waiting for treatment
South Wales Argus

What is the Covid isolation guidance now? How long you should isolate for across the UK and the latest advice

Longest known COVID-19 infection—505 days—described by UK researchers

Medical Express

Former Northern Care Alliance chief to run ICS

Healthcare Leader

NI Covid PCR test centres shut today - How to get a Covid test in Northern Ireland
News Letter

GPs asked to do ‘extensive reviews’ for gender identity clinic patients facing long waits

Healthcare Leader

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