Key questions for the GP partnership review
The government's review of the GP partnership model will be considering 23 'key lines of enquiry' that cover workforce, workload, the business model of general practice and the role of general practice in the local healthcare system. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news

Inhaler Device Errors Common Among HCPs Inhaler Device Errors Common Among HCPs
A systematic review finds that healthcare providers often lack the knowledge required to use inhaler devices effectively and that their inhalation technique may worsen over time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Effective Marketing Methods Offered for Primary Care Doctors
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- Marketing is important for physicians, and effective methods include internet marketing, speaking engagements, and print materials, according to an article published in Medical Economics. Marketing is increasingly important... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adult Obesity in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties Adult Obesity in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties
This report details obesity prevalence among adults in nonmetropolitan vs. metropolitan counties on a state-by-state basis. Which US regions have the highest rates of obesity?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Rare cancers – hope for the future
This article considers how breakthroughs are paving the way to tackling rare cancers such as mesothelioma Related items fromOnMedica Lung cancer Worrying variation in treatment of mesothelioma cancer Mesothelioma Mesothelioma (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - July 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GAO Raises Questions about 340B Contract Pharmacies
(MedPage Today) -- Says federal government needs to increase oversight (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

She Found Where She Belonged at National Conference
Victoria Boggiano, M.D., M.P.H., confirmed her specialty choice and became a leader at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Now she hopes to help others do the same. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Screen Women 65 and Older for Osteoporosis, Says USPSTF
On June 26, The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary on screening for osteoporosis to prevent fractures in various patient populations. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study: The More Coffee You Drink, the Longer You Live
(MedPage Today) -- And it's not the caffeine, which opened the eyes of F. Perry Wilson, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Care Is'High Priority' for Adults in Primary Care? What Care Is'High Priority' for Adults in Primary Care?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy shares findings of a survey on high-priority preventive care for adults.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Government confirms GP partnership review terms of reference
The DHSC has confirmed formal terms of reference for the review intended to 'reinvigorate' the GP partnership model, calling for 'focused, affordable and practical' recommendations. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Effect of requiring a general practitioner at scenes of serious injury: a systematic review - Straumann GSH, Austvoll-Dahlgren A, Holte HH, Wisborg T.
BACKGROUND: In Norway, each municipality is responsible for providing first line emergency healthcare, and it is mandatory to have a primary care physician/general practitioner on call continuously. This mandate ensures that a physician can assist patients... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Court's Travel Ban Ups Rigors, Reluctance for Foreign Clinicians Court's Travel Ban Ups Rigors, Reluctance for Foreign Clinicians
Two hundred medical organizations say the Trump administration's action could have a'chilling effect'well beyond the handful or so of countries directly affected by his immigration policies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

NHS app to end '8am scramble for GP appointments' by December
Patients across England will be able to book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access their medical records through a free NHS app being rolled out from December. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

HRSA: Lists of Designated Primary Medical Care, Mental Health, and Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
The Health Resources and Services Administration announces the availability of the complete lists of all geographic areas, population groups, and facilities designated as primary care, mental health, and/or dental care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Lists are available on theHPSA Find website and are current as of May 1, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Making quality improvement a way of working in general practice
This case study looks at how Gloucestershire CCG rolled out a quality improvement programme to support their practices to collaborate, improve the quality of services delivered to patients and help GPs release time for care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hey, Nurses: Chill Out
(MedPage Today) -- Whether it's a vacation or staycation, take time off (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sticking to one doctor is 'a matter of life and death'
A new systematic review — the first of its kind — shows just how important it is for patients to build a relationship with their doctors over time. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

Fed Opioid Takedown Includes Physician Adviser to Pro Fighters Fed Opioid Takedown Includes Physician Adviser to Pro Fighters
At least one fighter has been indicted as part of what the US Department of Justice called a vast conspiracy, part of a massive crackdown involving over 600 people and $2 billion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Delays in Meningitis Dx Hinders Care in U.K. Adults
(MedPage Today) -- Longer waits for lumbar punctures impede identifying specific cause of meningitis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Kelsey-Seybold to open clinic in Baytown
Locally based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic will open its 20th Houston-area clinic next year. The new $2.5 million primary care clinic will be at 6340 Garth Road in Baytown, according to a press release. Less than one mile south of Interstate 10, the new location is within the Baytown Shops retail center anchored by an H-E-B grocery store that opened in December.  The 11,000-square-foot clinic was designed by Powers Brown Architecture, but Kelsey-Seybold has not selected a general contractor yet. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

HHS Gives PTAC the Cold Shoulder
(MedPage Today) -- Declines to implement any recommendations, leaving members seething (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Room to Improve: How to Boost Performance
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Kelsey-Seybold to open clinic in Baytown
Locally based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic will open its 20th Houston-area clinic next year. The new $2.5 million primary care clinic will be at 6340 Garth Road in Baytown, according to a press release. Less than one mile south of Interstate 10, the new location is within the Baytown Shops retail center anchored by an H-E-B grocery store that opened in December.  The 11,000-square-foot clinic was designed by Powers Brown Architecture, but Kelsey-Seybold has not selected a general contractor yet. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Judge Blocks Kentucky Medicaid Waiver for Work Requirement
(MedPage Today) -- Says HHS secretary'failed to consider'the Medicaid program's purpose (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Best of the Week
(MedPage Today) -- Hand surgery, eye care, and cardiac arrest rescue apps are top picks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Watch for Infections in Rituximab-Treated Vasculitis
(MedPage Today) -- Prophylaxis with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole lowered the risk by half (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Direct Primary Care Can Be Beneficial to Patients
FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 -- Conversion to direct primary care (DPC)/retainer-based/concierge care models does not necessarily result in patient abandonment, but rather in improved patient care, according to a blog post published June 18 in Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Binge Drinking; Bleeds Off-Drug; Nature and Nurture Gang Up On CVD Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Staying with one doctor may prolong your life, study finds
Sticking with one primary care physician can help doctors understand patients better and tailor advice and treatment better, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs to learn this month if pay rise will top 1% as ministers consider DDRB advice
Ministers are considering independent advisors' advice on GP pay for 2018/19 and could reveal this month whether the profession will be awarded more than a 1% 'interim' rise agreed earlier this year. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

You Do the Math
(MedPage Today) -- Doctors'short time with patients means teamwork is essential (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Outcomes after injury prevention counselling in a paediatric office setting: a 25-year review - Zonfrillo MR, Gittelman MA, Quinlan KP, Pomerantz WJ.
The objective was to review evaluations of the effect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Staying With 1 Doctor May Prolong Your Life: Study
Not only can seeing the same primary care doctor prolong life, but the same holds true for specialists such as surgeons and psychiatrists. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How general practice has changed since the birth of the NHS
From one-doctor practices in the GP’s home to large-scale, computer-centred premises— general practice has changed significantly since 1948. Valeria Fiore tracks its progress over the past 70 years  There were no celebrations, no bands or public processions and few preliminary special pronouncements on 5 July 1948. I worked from the same premises as before, with the same arrangements for consultations and home visits for the same patients and with the same part-time staff, my wife.’ Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 29, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

Innovations in Patient Engagement to Improve Patient Safety in Primary Care
July 25, 2018 1:00-2:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The state of care in urgent primary care services: findings from CQC's programme of comprehensive inspections in England
This report finds that urgent care centres, NHS 111 services and GP out-of-hours services play a vital role in England's healthcare system. It highlights that effective urgent primary care benefits not only patients but the wider healthcare system, by easing pressure on other services. It finds that while the majority of care is rated good or outstanding, voluntary sector groups have raised concerns that there is a lack of public information about which services to contact and when, and that people require guidance to overcome an historic reliance on accident and emergency (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staying With 1 Doctor May Prolong Your Life: Study
FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 -- Sticking with one primary care doctor may help you stay healthy and extend your life, according to a new British study. Researchers reviewed 22 studies from nine countries with different cultures and health systems. Of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hyperhidrosis: Management Options Hyperhidrosis: Management Options
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can severely impact quality of life. Review the etiology of hyperhidrosis and current and emerging therapeutic options in this article.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Table of Experts: Healthier together: What ’s next in medicine
Dr. David Stern: For us, the effort in addiction medicine or substance use disorder is important because there aren ’t a lot of physicians in this region who are trained in that. Our belief is, the real people who should care for patients who have substance use disorder are the primary care physicians. Those are the docs who have contact with the patients.  With children of high school and college age, 50 per cent report unhealthy or risky substance use, in the adult population about 2.5 percent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Table of Experts: Healthier together: What ’s next in medicine
Dr. David Stern: For us, the effort in addiction medicine or substance use disorder is important because there aren ’t a lot of physicians in this region who are trained in that. Our belief is, the real people who should care for patients who have substance use disorder are the primary care physicians. Those are the docs who have contact with the patients.  With children of high school and college age, 50 per cent report unhealthy or risky substance use, in the adult population about 2.5 percent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Do you know where your primary care contracts are?
Most CCGs are now delegated, which means they have inherited responsibility for primary medical care contracts from NHS England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Seeing same doctor linked to lower patient death rates
Effect evident for specialists as well as GPs, study findings show Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket GPs and physicians innovate to improve care NHS provides £15m for pharmacists in GP surgeries (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What's the Biggest Healthcare Fix?
(MedPage Today) -- Suneel Dhand, MD, thinks it's a relentless focus on primary care (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Results of the largest ever multimorbidity trial in primary care challenge current thinking
In the largest ever trial of an intervention to treat people with multiple long-term conditions (multimorbidity) in primary care, researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Dundee and Glasgow found that the patient-centred approach taken improved patients ’ experience of their care but did not improve their health-related quality of life. This is a challenge to current thinking on which UK and international guidelines are based. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Raid on NHS vanguard budget 'shows GPs need long-term funding pledge'
Funding leached from 'vanguard' NHS integration schemes shows that general practice needs a long-term guarantee of investment, the BMA's top GP has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

Patients, Family Caregivers Talk Tough on Care Transition
An article in the May/June issue ofAnnals of Family Medicine examines patient and family caregiver attitudes about their experiences with care transition management following an acute hospitalization. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Top 5 Locum Tenens Apps for Primary Care Providers
What are the top apps for primary care providers who do locum tenens work? Click through our quick slideshow to find out which apps can help keep you organized and prepared.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 28, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Source Type: news

Broad Benefits in PsA Seen with Apremilast
(MedPage Today) -- Enthesitis and dactylitis both improved in large clinical trials (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Taking Care of Family and Friends
(MedPage Today) -- It can be uncomfortable when patients are part of your personal life (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news