GP assistants are no solution to the workforce crisis in general practice, warns RCGP
Plans to recruit more than 1,000 GP assistants in practices across England 'must not be seen as a solution to the chronic shortage of GPs' and could add to workload initially, the RCGP has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 6, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

Too Old to Practice? Physicians Who Bully; and Monkeypox Mutates Too Old to Practice? Physicians Who Bully; and Monkeypox Mutates
The top 3 things you should know to start your day.3 Things to Know Today (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

GP at Hand to pull out of Birmingham next month
Babylon GP at Hand has decided to pull out of Birmingham at the end of next month, leaving 5,000 patients in need of finding a new practice. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 6, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Physicians: Want Streaming Glory? Know These Legal Tips Physicians: Want Streaming Glory? Know These Legal Tips
If you are thinking of becoming a YouTuber or podcaster, before you put your reputation on the line, be aware of these important tips from a healthcare attorney.Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 6, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Should You Pursue Certification in Lifestyle Medicine? Yes Should You Pursue Certification in Lifestyle Medicine? Yes
Lifestyle medicine is only getting bigger, and certified physicians will be highly sought-after, says lifestyle medicine practitioner Cate Collings, MD.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Column Source Type: news

Women Doctors More Likely to Be Called By First Name in Patient Portal Messages
(MedPage Today) -- Female physicians were more likely to be called by their first names in electronic medical record (EMR) patient portal messaging, researchers found. In adjusted analyses, women doctors were more than twice as likely as their... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 5, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Too Old to Practice Medicine? Too Old to Practice Medicine?
In Brazil, there is no age limit for practicing medicine. Many Brazilian physicians support periodic self-evaluations, but not mandatory age-related assessments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Nurses in general practice survey
There ’s still time for practice managers, lead nurse managers or anyone on behalf of a practice to complete our nurses in general practice survey, which asks five questions about nursing qualifications and workforce composition in your practice, building on the original Leading the Way: the role and va lue of nurses in general practice in England report. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 5, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How to Avert Physician Misbehavior How to Avert Physician Misbehavior
Whether it ' s disruptive behavior, physician misconduct, or treating colleagues badly, it ' s important to deal effectively with doctors ' bad behavior.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Dive Right in! Cold Water Swims Bring Many Health Benefits Dive Right in! Cold Water Swims Bring Many Health Benefits
The president of a NY Polar Bear Club says cold water swims offer more than just a bracing rush of adrenaline. New research from Norway found the swims offer significant physical and mental health benefits.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 4, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What Drug Laws Are in the Inflation Reduction Act? The Answer Might Surprise You
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- By now you've likely heard about the new law allowing Medicare to negotiate the price of certain prescription drugs taken by its beneficiaries. But the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) -- the legislation containing... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 4, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Coffey targets rapid GP access over face-to-face appointments
Therese Coffey has said she 'will not be prescriptive' on how GPs see patients - but hinted she could go further than a target set out last month for all appointments to be delivered within two weeks. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 4, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Policy Source Type: news

London faces growing GP workforce gap as workload continues to soar
A surge in vacant GP posts over the past year has left half of London's practices operating with fewer doctors than they need while demand is at an all-time high, the capital's LMCs have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 4, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

In the Aftermath of Medical Errors: Podcast Dives Deep In the Aftermath of Medical Errors: Podcast Dives Deep
A new storytelling podcast explored shame among clinicians, in an effort to offer healthcare professionals space to explore their own experiences.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Dubious Value of Online Reviews The Dubious Value of Online Reviews
Neurologist Allan Block describes online reviews of doctors by patients as"the wild west," with minimal rules and little if any oversight ― and argues that both good and bad ratings"mean nothing."MDedge (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 4, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news