Guidance on physical care of those with serious mental illness
NHS Digital is to start collecting data on physical health assessments for people with severe mental illness (SMI) in primary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Should FDA Treat Rare Disease Drugs Differently?
(MedPage Today) -- Patient advocates, industry call for looser regulation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Are You Concerned About Potentially Having Fewer E/M Levels? Are You Concerned About Potentially Having Fewer E/M Levels?
A potential change to patient visit reimbursement has some physicians concerned. Weigh in on whether you are worried that fewer E/M codes will cause more harm than good.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Almost 4,000 patients without a surgery after single-handed practice closure
A GP practice in Coulsdon, South London will close permanently on 26 October as the practice’ sole owner is retiring, NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has said.  The practice’s 3,700 patients have been informed of Dr Jamil Khan’s decision to retire after providing services from the practice for more than 34 years.  NHS Croydon CCG said that‘different options to support the continued delivery of primary care services from the Coulsdon Medical Practice site’ had been discussed with Dr Khan.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 4, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Beware of Predatory Journals Beware of Predatory Journals
Predatory journals weaken the high standards of published research. How can authors protect themselves?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Confident Leader
programme is designed for those who have, or aspire to, a leadership role in primary care, accountable care systems, sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP) or as commissioners of services. PCC ’s programme brings together groups of like-minded individuals in an environment to learn together and share experiences. They are supported by experienced executive coaches who provide context and with expert input on various relevant areas to the participants. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Detroit Doc Gets Over 11 Years in Jail for $8.9M Medicare Scam Detroit Doc Gets Over 11 Years in Jail for $8.9M Medicare Scam
Millicent Traylor, MD, and coconspirators filed fraudulent Medicare claims for home healthcare and other physician services that were not medically necessary or were not actually rendered.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fines, Payouts Near $1B for'Adulterated' Cancer Drugs Fines, Payouts Near $1B for'Adulterated' Cancer Drugs
AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest US drug wholesalers, ran a scheme that illegally transferred drugs in glass vials into plastic syringes and thereby exposed cancer patients to potentially contaminated therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

RPS Wales multidisciplinary workshop success
RPS Wales and the Royal College of General Practitioners co-hosted a successful multidisciplinary workshop last month to understand how new professional roles in primary care can work together more ef (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

9 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q3 2018
Which drugs are most important for your patients? Scroll through our quick slideshow to find out.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Source Type: news

8 Traits of a Successful Medical Practice: MGMA 2018 8 Traits of a Successful Medical Practice: MGMA 2018
The MGMA surveyed medical practices to identify factors most common in those that succeed. Medscape spoke with MGMA's CEO about important factors in successful practices.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Spain: Health System Review.
Authors: Bernal-Delgado E, Garcia-Armesto S, Oliva J, Sanchez Martinez FI, Repullo JR, Pena-Longobardo LM, Ridao-Lopez M, Hernandez-Quevedo C Abstract This analysis of the Spanish health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Overall health status continues to improve in Spain, and life expectancy is the highest in the European Union. Inequalities in self-reported health have also declined in the last decade, although long-standing disability and chronic conditions are increasing due to an ageing popul...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Monitoring arrangements for out of hours GP services
A letter from NHS England ’s head of primary care policy clarifies arrangements for assuring the quality of out of hours services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why dentistry needs to be at the table
Oral health has a huge impact on the NHS budget. Apart from the visible costs of primary care services, less obvious costs from poor dental health include a high number of A&E and other hospital admissions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Top 10 Health Tech Hazards for 2019 Top 10 Health Tech Hazards for 2019
Health technology cybersecurity,'clean'mattresses that can ooze body fluids, and retained surgical sponges top the ECRI Institute's annual list of top tech hazards.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Maternal Mortality Taken on by AAFP Congress Maternal Mortality Taken on by AAFP Congress
More women die in child birth in the US than in any other developed country; delegates will tackle this and other healthcare challenges at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Congress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Survey says: Breast density laws really do work
Dense breast reporting laws increase women's awareness of their breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Patients remain confused about breast density Breast density notification laws boost ultrasound use Calif. women want breast density law to stay Breast density laws mystify primary care providers Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imagingComments: 10/2/2018 8:03:36 PMRogerL     WORK does not seem to mean finding more cancers 10/3/2018 3:49:47 AMDr.Sardonicus Quote from In fact, density laws often prompt women to consider supplemental screening such as breas...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

5 Tough New Ethical Dilemmas for Doctors 5 Tough New Ethical Dilemmas for Doctors
Some ethical dilemmas that physicians deal with in their practice have been around for many years, but new ones have arisen, revolving around technology and business practices.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Brigham Health Opens New Facility in Westwood
Health care center offers convenient primary care, specialty services to surrounding community (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 2, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Disruptive innovation? Online consultation and general practice
New tools and services are already allowing general practice to work in new ways. They range from systems that enable practices to improve patient flows to AI based apps that do some of the work of GPs and services where the only face to face contact between doctor and patient is on a screen. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Urging GPs towards prevention and self-care
Joanna Bayley, a GP representing primary care providers on Gloucestershire ’s ICS Delivery Board, discusses the county’s innovative social prescribing initiative Related items fromOnMedica Poor investment in general practice risks patient safety One in four emergency admissions are avoidable Social prescribing can free up GPs ’ time and save resources Community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing More funds for social prescribing schemes (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - October 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

UN Renews Pledge to Decrease Noncommunicable Diseases UN Renews Pledge to Decrease Noncommunicable Diseases
The UN held its third high-level meeting on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, renewing its pledge to reduce mortality from noncommunicable diseases by one third by 2030.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Casting a Wide Net for Primary Care Research
Wilson Pace, M.D., had an idea to build networks that allow physicians to share data, and the project has given researchers access to de-identified records for more than 30 million patients. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NEJM Editor Jeffrey Drazen to Retire NEJM Editor Jeffrey Drazen to Retire
One of the most venerated medical journals, the NEJM has also faced its fair share of controversy during the past few years; what lies ahead after Drazen leaves?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Cardiologist, Primary-Care Management Differs in Preserved-EF HF Cardiologist, Primary-Care Management Differs in Preserved-EF HF
Many noncardiologists manage patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction, a small survey suggests, yet most don't know the guidelines. Nor, surprisingly, may many cardiologists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Is Confidence a Crucial Trait for Physicians? Is Confidence a Crucial Trait for Physicians?
A bioethicist talks about physicians'style of communication in terms of instilling confidence and trust in patients.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Conway Regional Hires Troy Brooks As CFO
Brooks will be responsible for the financial operations of Conway Regional Medical Center, Conway Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, Conway Regional Surgery Center, an outpatient imaging center and 10 primary care clinics in north Central Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Most Pertussis Cases in Infants Tied to Unvaccinated Mother Most Pertussis Cases in Infants Tied to Unvaccinated Mother
Overall, only 30% of pregnant women whose infants developed pertussis were appropriately vaccinated; stocking Tdap vaccine in prenatal clinics was tied to a greater likelihood of vaccination.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Oncologist or primary care for low-risk cancer survivors?
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - October 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

In-Clinic Hurdles for AI-Based Diabetic Retinopathy Detection In-Clinic Hurdles for AI-Based Diabetic Retinopathy Detection
High numbers of false positives and poor image quality were found when an artificial intelligence system for diabetic retinopathy detection was tested in a primary care setting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Healthcare Providers Are Common Source of Data Breaches Healthcare Providers Are Common Source of Data Breaches
A new study found that while providers'records are more likely to be breached, far more patient records were compromised by breaches at health plans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fears of an NHS 'catastrophe' as 2.5 MILLION patients could see their GP surgeries disappear
Figures from the Royal College of General Practitioners have revealed 762 GP practices across the UK are at risk of closing in the next five years because there aren't enough new doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Management of treatment-resistant depression in primary care: a mixed-methods study
1 year study of usual care of 235 patients with treatment-resistant depression found that most patients continued on the same dose of single antidepressant, medication changes or other treatments/referrals were uncommon and consultations focused on other health problems. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Possible Pen Needle Confusion Prompts FDA Safety Alert Possible Pen Needle Confusion Prompts FDA Safety Alert
The FDA has received reports of patients using standard pen needles to inject insulin without removing the inner needle cover, leading to patient harm in some cases.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

World Leaders Warn Failure to Educate Girls Will Cause'Catastrophes'World Leaders Warn Failure to Educate Girls Will Cause'Catastrophes '
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Evidence-Based Interventions for Increasing CRC Screening Evidence-Based Interventions for Increasing CRC Screening
CDC's Colorectal Cancer Control Program aims to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among medically underserved populations. Has it improved screening rates in participating clinics?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Top 5 Depression Apps for Primary Care Providers
This month, our app reviewer selected the top 5 depression apps that you and your patients can use. Which ones made the cut? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 26, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Source Type: news

Finding the Sweet Spot of Primary Care Diabetes Management Finding the Sweet Spot of Primary Care Diabetes Management
What does KISSing have to do with it? Dr Kwabena Adubofour shares his pointers for successful diabetes management.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Researchers Consider Ethics of Addressing Race in Biomedical Studies Researchers Consider Ethics of Addressing Race in Biomedical Studies
Three opinion essays published online Monday in a major medical journal address the ethics of addressing race in biomedical studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Safe for Appendicitis, 5-Year Follow-up Data Show Antibiotics Safe for Appendicitis, 5-Year Follow-up Data Show
Antibiotics may be a feasible alternative to surgery for uncomplicated acute appendicitis, according to 5-year follow-up data from a randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Latest Aspirin Research: Implications for Primary Care The Latest Aspirin Research: Implications for Primary Care
What do the latest studies about use of aspirin for primary prevention, which call into question previous guidelines, mean for primary care practice?Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Gender Nonconformity: New Suicide Risk in Teens? Gender Nonconformity: New Suicide Risk in Teens?
High school is a rough time for almost everyone, but for teens who don't conform to gender norms, it can be life threatening.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Should Doctors Ask Patients About Their Sexual Orientation? Should Doctors Ask Patients About Their Sexual Orientation?
Some physicians feel that this information is unnecessary for treating their patient, but studies show health disparities among LGBT patients that are important to uncover.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Drug Shortages May Add $230 Million to Annual US Drug Costs Drug Shortages May Add $230 Million to Annual US Drug Costs
Prescription drug shortages may drive up prices twice as much as they would rise with medicines in abundant supply, adding $230 million a year to U.S. drug costs, a new study estimates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

False Cancer Diagnosis Leads to Malpractice Suit; More False Cancer Diagnosis Leads to Malpractice Suit; More
Patient and his family suffer a'week of hell'; Fessing up can lower malpractice risks, study says; Is this new law a help or a hindrance?; Sovereign immunity can be extended, panel rules.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

How to get past the despot on your GP's front desk
Receptionists in GP surgeries are receiving four hours of training to allow them to divert patients from seeing a doctor and sending them to a practice nurse or pharmacist instead. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building a Pipeline to Equity Building a Pipeline to Equity
How can we address continuing ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in our medical schools? In this commentary, the author proposes a focus on community colleges as a pathway to medical education.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Suicide risk among Veteran primary care patients with current anxiety symptoms - Shepardson RL, Kosiba JD, Bernstein LI, Funderburk JS.
BACKGROUND: Although anxiety is prevalent in primary care, the association between anxiety symptoms and suicide risk remains understudied. OBJECTIVES: This cross-sectional study aimed to (i) assess the prevalence of suicide risk among Veteran prima... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stakeholder views regarding a planned primary care office-based interactive multimedia suicide prevention tool - Jerant A, Duberstein P, Cipri C, Bullard B, Stone D, Paterniti D.
OBJECTIVES: Nearly half of all men who die by suicide visit a primary care clinician (PCC) in the month before death, yet few disclose suicide thoughts. We solicited stakeholders' views to guide development of a tailored multimedia program to activate midd... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news