AZ COVID Vaccine: Causal Link to Severe Thrombosis Established AZ COVID Vaccine: Causal Link to Severe Thrombosis Established
Two articles giving more details of the mechanism behind the reaction and recommendations on diagnosis/treatment are now published. Medscape talks to experts on how this may affect use of the vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' SlowMo' Therapy Offers'Freedom and Peace' From Paranoia'SlowMo' Therapy Offers'Freedom and Peace' From Paranoia
A blended, digitally supported therapy helps people with paranoia visualize'fast thinking'paranoid thoughts and'slow down'to manage their fears.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Common asthma drug speeds up COVID-19 recovery in community for high-risk patients
A common corticosteroid shortens COVID-19 recovery times for patients aged over 50 who are at high risk of developing severe illness, a groundbreaking GP-led trial has found. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Common asthma drug speeds up COVID-19 recovery in high-risk patients
A common corticosteroid shortens COVID-19 recovery times for patients aged over 50 who are at high risk of developing severe illness, a groundbreaking GP-led trial has found. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

AMA Applauds Biden's Gun Control Directives AMA Applauds Biden's Gun Control Directives
In announcing several executive actions, Biden referred to the South Carolina physician gunned down the day before, along with his wife, grandchildren, and a worker.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Common conditions in skin of colour
An essential guide to common dermatoses and their presentations in skin of colour. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - April 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: CPD credits Source Type: news

Salaried GPs must not be coerced into vaccinating for free, BMA warns
Salaried GPs should not be coerced into unpaid work for the COVID-19 vaccination programme, the BMA has warned, after reports of doctors being pressured to work on a 'goodwill basis'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Dementia and OPMH: Guidance for Primary Care Networks and Care Homes
This document aims to equip staff working in care homes and primary care with understanding of dementia and mental health conditions. It includes structured medication review information as approved by NICE to optimise medication use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research brief: How pharmacists contribute meaningfully in primary health care
(University of Minnesota) University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Associate Professor Kylee Funk found that pharmacists improve primary care in clinics.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC Declares Racism a Serious Public Health Threat CDC Declares Racism a Serious Public Health Threat
The largest public healthcare entity joined many healthcare groups, including the AMA, that have labeled racism a public health crisis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New Side Effects With AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 Vaccines? New Side Effects With AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 Vaccines?
The European Medicines Agency has started a review of safety signals in regard to capillary leak syndrome with the AstraZeneca vaccine and unusual blood clots with Johnson& Johnson's Janssen vaccine.News Alerts (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

First-dose COVID-19 vaccine supply for GP sites to stop completely for a fortnight
Supplies of COVID-19 vaccine for first-dose vaccinations at GP-led vaccination sites will halt completely for a fortnight from 12 April, NHS England's primary care medical director has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 9, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

A Point-of-Care Serum Lactate Level and Mortality in Adult Sepsis Patients: A Community Hospital Setting, Journal of primary care & community health
Conclusion: POC serum lactate level may be associated with mortality in sepsis patients at community hospitals. Lactate level of 1.6 mmol/L may be an indicator for mortality with good sensitivity. Physicians may consider more aggressive and prompt management in individuals with sepsis and POC serum lactate of 1.6 mmol/L or over. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Questions with Dr. Makasa
By Patricia  Egessa , Senior Communications ManagerApril 09, 2021Dr. Mpundu Makasa is a clinician and public health practitioner who works in the primary health care setting. She has a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology. Dr. Makasa is currently enrolled in the University of Zambia’s (UNZA) Family Medicine Residency Program that is supported by Seed Global Health. Later this year, Dr. Makasa will be the first graduate of the program. She will become a faculty member after graduation, reinvesting her newfound skills and experience to teach for the program. Seed Global Health talked to he...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 World Health Worker Week Gender Equality Health Workforce & Systems Primary Health Care Health Workers Source Type: news

Essential guidance, RCGP (updated 9th April 2021)
This guidance provides key information for GPs during the COVID-19 outbreak. Update in this version (published 9th April 2021) - updated section'Coronavirus - Top 10 tips on what to do in primary care'. Update in version published 8th April 2021 - updated section'SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accountant's theft of more than £60,000 from GP practices uncovered in pandemic
An accountant has been handed a suspended jail term after stealing more than £60,000 from GP practices she worked for as debts from a gambling habit spiralled out of control during lockdown. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 9, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice management Source Type: news

Primary care dentists' management of permanent dentition traumatic dental injuries in 7- to 16-year-olds: a sequential mixed-methods study
CONCLUSIONS: There is high confidence in managing simple traumatic dental injuries but less for complex injuries. A lack of sufficient financial remuneration associated with the long-term management of dental trauma was the main barrier for dentists to manage these cases.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tech-enabled primary care provider VillageMD looks to go public
This comes roughly a year after Walgreens pledged to invest $1 billion in equity and convertible debt in  VillageMD over a three-year time frame.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Business Source Type: news

Guidance Offered for Breast Implant Removal Without Replacement Guidance Offered for Breast Implant Removal Without Replacement
In the absence of formal guidelines, thought leaders in the field offer a systemized way for plastic surgeons -- and primary care physicians -- to discuss options and risks with women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

When Does a Person Become Your Patient? When Does a Person Become Your Patient?
You get a phone call from a'friend of a friend'asking for advice. Or you find a new problem (in a current patient) that's outside your expertise. What's your duty of care in each case?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Can Storytelling Help Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy? Can Storytelling Help Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy?
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Vin Gupta, MD, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, about addressing COVID-19 vaccination and treatment hesitancy.WebMD (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

More than 70% of COVID-19 jabs this month have been second doses
More than seven in 10 COVID-19 jabs administered UK-wide since the start of April have been second doses as reduced supply saw total vaccinations per week drop to the lowest point since mid-January. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Oak Street Health expanding into Alabama and Kentucky
The Chicago primary care center company said it will open centers in Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama this summer, and Louisville this fall (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

GI Symptoms and Fecal Microbiota Transplant in COVID-19 GI Symptoms and Fecal Microbiota Transplant in COVID-19
Might fecal microbiota transplantation be a potential therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention for treatment of COVID-19 gastrointestinal disturbances?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Integrator: Opening the coffers to consultants
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by senior correspondent Sharon Brennan. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Walgreens-Backed VillageMD Could Be Latest Primary Care IPO
VillageMD is considering an initial public offering in what could be the latest primary care provider to become publicly-traded to boost its expansion efforts. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Retail /retail pharma Source Type: news

NHS England spells out next steps as GPs told to cancel AZ jabs booked for under-30s
GP-led vaccination sites should offer under-30s due to receive a first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from 9 April a chance to rebook at a site offering alternative vaccines, NHS England has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

GMC to contact thousands of GPs due to revalidate from August
The GMC is writing to thousands of doctors due to revalidate from August to set out 'next steps and options for those not yet ready to revalidate' after disruption during the pandemic. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Revalidation Source Type: news

April PCC Insight now available
The April edition of PCC Insight reflects on the publication of the White Paper, considering the cultural changes needed to make implementation a success, the implications for general practice and the opportunities the White Paper may bring. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

An introduction to new roles in general practice for practice staff
One of the success factors to embed new roles in practices is making sure that existing staff understand the change and can support implementing the new patient pathways. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer Drug Promising for Alzheimer's Disease Cancer Drug Promising for Alzheimer's Disease
In a small phase 2 trial, GM-CSF/sargramostim provided measurable disease-modifying and memory-enhancing benefits in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Delayed risk assessments may have cost BAME doctors' lives, BMA chair warns
Delayed risk assessments may have contributed to disproportionate deaths among doctors from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds during the pandemic, the BMA chair has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 7, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

Who Should Get to Be Called'Doctor'? Who Should Get to Be Called'Doctor'?
Some argue that only people with medical degrees should be addressed as'doctor. 'Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot risk
People under 30 will be offered alternatives to the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a first choice after a 'course correction' by UK health authorities amid concern over a link to rare blood clots. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 7, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Docs Suffer From Noncompete Clauses: Any Hope for Change? Docs Suffer From Noncompete Clauses: Any Hope for Change?
Many physicians'work lives were crippled when they left a job that had a noncompete clause. How do doctors respond, and will the laws ever change?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

GPs reveal grim experiences of 'aggressive' CQC inspections
Practice staff have been left in tears by CQC inspections that felt aggressive or unfairly negative, according to accounts collected by GPs - while one report accused an inspector of racist and sexist comments. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 7, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: CQC Source Type: news

General practice and local charities open an allotment for their local community
In this case study, read how the Oxford Terrace and Rawling Road Medical Group practice in Bensham, Gateshead has worked with local charities Best of Bensham and the Carers Association to open a shared allotment space to patients as part of their social prescribing offer. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 7, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Treatable Traits and Eosinophil Counts: Drug Therapy in COPD Treatable Traits and Eosinophil Counts: Drug Therapy in COPD
Dr Neil Skolnik simplifies the recommendations in the 2021 GOLD Report on COPD.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Oak Street Health's 10th local primary care center opens in South Philadelphia
The Chicago-based company now has more than 250 employees in the Philadelphia region. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Vaccine certificate role for GPs could bury practices in red tape, warns RCGP
Plans to introduce COVID-19 vaccination certificates or passports must have ‘zero impact’ on GP workload, the RCGP has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 6, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workload Source Type: news

Vaccination of adult household contacts of severely immunosuppressed individuals alongside JCVI priority Cohort 6 and completion of Cohorts 1-9, NHS England
The Medical Director for Primary Care and the Director of Primary Care have issued a letter regarding the JCVI's advice that adult household contacts of adults (over 16 years of age) with severe immunosuppression should be offered COVID-19 vaccination alongside priority group 6. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Treatment May Help Infertility in Menopause
Title: New Treatment May Help Infertility in MenopauseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - April 6, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Primary care networks - social prescribing resources
Primary Care Network (PCN) toolkit, technical annex, provides templates and guides to support PCNs in implementing social prescribing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 6, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leveraging patient-centered approaches to discuss firearm storage safety - Fix GM, Linsky AM.
While two thirds of Veteran suicides result from firearm injury and half are seen in primary care settings in the month prior to death, the majority (58%) of physicians do not ask patients about firearm ownership.1 Furthermore, even fewer (23%) physicians ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Which PHQ-9 items can effectively screen for suicide? Machine learning approaches - Kim S, Lee HK, Lee K.
In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of PHQ-9 in evaluating suicidal ideation (2) Methods: A total of 8760 completed que... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer: An Updated Review Esophageal Cancer: An Updated Review
The incidence of esophageal cancer is on the rise. Review its epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis and management in this update.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Liability Insurance Premiums Spike Across the US: AMA Report Liability Insurance Premiums Spike Across the US: AMA Report
The rise in insurance costs reflects factors that existed before the pandemic; nevertheless, they exacerbate the effect of the pandemic on physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

US News Ranks Top Medical School Programs by Specialty US News Ranks Top Medical School Programs by Specialty
The University of Washington in Seattle is the best medical school for primary care, while Harvard ranks number-one in research, according to the magazine's latest rankings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Primary care dentists' management of permanent dentition traumatic dental injuries in 7- to 16-year-olds: a sequential mixed-methods study - Taylor GD, Sumner O, Holmes R, Waterhouse PJ.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Primary care dentists play a pivotal role in the management of traumatic dental injuries in children, despite little evidence on the barriers they face in providing care. The aim of this study was to explore and contextualize the knowledge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Personality traits and social supports in adolescents with persistent postconcussion symptoms - Atif H, Morgan B, Tuohy K, Zukowski M, Foster Z, Loeffert A, Yeates KO, Hicks SD.
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether adolescents with persistent postconcussion symptoms (PPCS) differ from healthy peers in their personality traits and social supports. SETTING: Specialty Concussion Clinic and Primary Care Clinic affiliated with an academic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news