Local council grants almost £1m to GP surgery to upgrade premise
An East London GP surgery run by the Hurley Group super-practice has been granted almost£1m by the local council to increase its capacity amid a rapidly growing population.  The Island Medical Centre in Tower Hamlets will receive£985,839 to refurbish the surgery, adding four clinical rooms and capacity for up to 28,000 new patient appointments every year. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Guidance for Commissioners: Interpreting and Translation Services in Primary Care
This guidance aims to provide practical advice to commissioners including details of the legal position, principles for high quality interpreting and translation services, and commissioning and contracting considerations. It was initially written with primary medical care services (GP surgeries) in mind but commissioners may find the contents applicable to other settings, such as other primary care settings or hospital sites. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recharge Your Brain at Work With Exercise That Doesn't Require Much Thinking Recharge Your Brain at Work With Exercise That Doesn't Require Much Thinking
A good way to recharge your brain at work might be with a short bout of exercise that doesn't require much concentration, according to a small study from Japan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Deadly DNP
Simon Thomas, PHE, shines a spotlight on this toxic chemical used by many for body building and weight reduction. Despite the warnings, the number of deaths is rising. Related items fromOnMedica RCGP warns on website prescribers Insecure adults may be drawn to Facebook to ease their anxieties Drug misuse deaths fall but still remain too high GPs must act carefully if patients are selling on prescription medications Not so ‘smart’ drugs (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - September 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Review Shows Team-Based Care May Reduce Physician Burnout New Review Shows Team-Based Care May Reduce Physician Burnout
High-functioning clinical care teams have tremendous potential to promote clinician well-being and improve patient outcomes, according to the National Academy of Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Improving Sepsis Care: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the soaring cost of health illiteracy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Triple Tx Effective in COPD with Low Exacerbation Risk
(MedPage Today) -- And models show exacerbations further decreasing (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Repeat CRP Tests If Spine Disease Uncertain
(MedPage Today) -- Post-hoc analysis of patients with axial spondyloarthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Choosing to Do--or Not Do--a Genital Exam Choosing to Do--or Not Do--a Genital Exam
Does the conventional wisdom about annual routine pelvic exams need to change? AAFP thinks so.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Want to Be a Physician Leader? Just Take the Reins
Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., says physicians are natural leaders. She's working to ensure her colleagues feel empowered to create change. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Recording of Clinic Visits OK With Many Clinicians, Patients Recording of Clinic Visits OK With Many Clinicians, Patients
More than one quarter of US clinicians reported having recorded visits for patient use in the past, and many more clinicians and patients would be willing to do so in the future, a survey has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Long-term Consequences of Nonfatal Injury for Older Adults Long-term Consequences of Nonfatal Injury for Older Adults
This study suggests that even minor injuries in older adults are strongly associated with increased risks of later injury and mortality.The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Nurse-Developed Assessment Tool Suitable for All Providers Nurse-Developed Assessment Tool Suitable for All Providers
An online tool that enables critical care nurses to assess their work environments is both reliable and valid, supporting interprofessional use as an organizational measure, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What Type of Conservative Treatments Can Help for Plantar Fasciitis?
Discussion The plantar fascia consists of 3 bands of dense connective tissue that originates in the medical calcaneal tubercle and inserts into the base of each of the 5 proximal phalyanxes in a fan-shaped distribution. It acts as a shock absorber and reinforces the medial longitudinal arch as the foot undergoes forward propulsion. The -itis in plantar fasciitis (PF) is a misnomer as it is not an acute inflammation but is a chronic degenerative process involving the plantar fascia aponeurosis of the foot usually at the medial tubercle of the calcaneous. Repetitive strain seems to cause microtearing which then causes a repa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized 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 - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Half of Europe's Clinical Trials Fail to Report Results Despite EU Rule Half of Europe's Clinical Trials Fail to Report Results Despite EU Rule
Almost half of all European-registered clinical trials - in which scientists test drug treatments, interventions or therapies in humans - have breached EU rules by failing to report results, according to a new analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Roche Boss Says Brexit and Curbs on Drug Use Pose Threat to UK Science Roche Boss Says Brexit and Curbs on Drug Use Pose Threat to UK Science
Uncertainty over drug regulation and a reluctance by Britain's health service to use certain pricey modern medicines pose a threat to the country's respected life sciences sector, the head Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Get the Most Out of Conferences
(MedPage Today) -- These 12 tips can make nursing meetings more rewarding (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Climate Change, Ag Practices Expand Histoplasmosis Range
(MedPage Today) -- Fungal lung pathogen now endemic in Missouri River basin (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Primary Care Shortage Growing Across U.S.
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Best of 2018 ... So Far
(MedPage Today) -- Eight winners, eight months in (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study: U.S. Patients Pay Higher Rx Costs, Get Fewer Days of Therapy
Americans spend about 200 percent more per capita on primary care prescription drugs than do patients in 10 comparable countries, according to a recent study, but receive fewer days of therapy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

KC self-funded employers join in concierge clinics trend
Two primary care clinics opened in the Kansas City area, but they come with a catch: They're available only as an employee benefit. Pareto Health and Wellness Centers opened the clinics in the River Market and Leawood. They’re open to self-funded employers participating in one of Pareto’s captive programs, meaning the participating companies support each other in risk. Kansas City insurance brokerage Thomas McGee Group o ffers the benefit to its employees, as well as several other midsize… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

KC self-funded employers join in concierge clinics trend
Two primary care clinics opened in the Kansas City area, but they come with a catch: They're available only as an employee benefit. Pareto Health and Wellness Centers opened the clinics in the River Market and Leawood. They’re open to self-funded employers participating in one of Pareto’s captive programs, meaning the participating companies support each other in risk. Kansas City insurance brokerage Thomas McGee Group o ffers the benefit to its employees, as well as several other midsize… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Is Nutrition Research Seriously Flawed? Can Hazelnuts Really Add Years to Your Life? Is Nutrition Research Seriously Flawed? Can Hazelnuts Really Add Years to Your Life?
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

ECG Readings From the Apple Watch? This Doctor Is Leery ECG Readings From the Apple Watch? This Doctor Is Leery
Medical'wearables'may be hot technology, but no way do they replace a doctor, says this physician.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Preparing for the Coming Storm
(MedPage Today) -- A rained-out vacation is nothing compared to an oncoming hurricane (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Premier Health names new VP of primary care for physician group
The Dayton region's second largest employer has announced a new vice president of primary care for its physician network. Nancy Robie, a former network vice president at Kettering Health Network, has been named vice president of operations-primary care for the Premier Physician Network. She will be replacing Pam Rader, whom is retiring Dec. 14, according to an internal memo. Rader joined the health care system in 19 83, serving as Upper Valley Medical Center's laboratory director for 25 years. She… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Kyle Source Type: news

Psoriasis Response Falls as Comorbidities Rise
(MedPage Today) -- Comorbid conditions reported in two-thirds of patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Supports'ACT for Better Diagnosis' Initiative
As a member of the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, the AAFP is supporting the ACT for Better Diagnosis initiative, which aims to improve the diagnostic process by calling on organizations to identify and spread practical steps to better ensure diagnoses are accurate, communicated and timely. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe: The Debate Goes On No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe: The Debate Goes On
A recent study concluded that there is no such thing as a safe amount of alcohol. Medscape readers weigh in on the clinical significance of the results.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Could It Be as Easy as Prescribing Good Health? Could It Be as Easy as Prescribing Good Health?
Does the act of prescribing healthy behaviors affect health outcomes? Dr Ranit Mishori describes the evidence for social prescribing.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Flu shot rates in clinics drop as day progresses, but nudges help give them a boost
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Primary care clinics experienced a significant decline in influenza vaccinations as the day progressed, researchers from Penn Medicine report in a new study published in JAMA Open Network. However, 'nudging' clinical staff to order vaccines using a behavioral economics technique known as 'active choice' may help curb some of that drop off, the study suggests. The study is the first to show how clinic appointment times can influence influenza vaccination rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Can We Please Leave Our History Alone?
(MedPage Today) -- It's time to look forward, not back, says Suneel Dhand, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Effort to Decrease Misdiagnosis Launched
(MedPage Today) -- Barriers to accurate diagnosis still present, group says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Groups Pan Proposed Medicare Changes on Office Visits, Drugs Groups Pan Proposed Medicare Changes on Office Visits, Drugs
The AMA cited a'groundswell of opposition'to a proposed payment change for routine office visits, joining other medical groups and AARP in criticizing the CMS proposal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Review: PFAS Exposure Tied to Kidney Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers warn environmental exposure'threat'to kidneys (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HCV Interview with Sanjeev Arora, MD, Project ECHO Founder
How to expand HCV care through primary care networks is a passion for Dr Arora, a prominent HCV specialist and founder of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Primary care ‘delivery arm’ of prevention, says workstream lead
The NHS 10-year plan should focus on prevention and helping primary care to deliver it, the primary care workstream lead for the long-term plan has said.  Speaking at The King’s Fund Priorities for the 10-year plan event today, GP and Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS lead Amanda Doyle said that primary care is the‘delivery arm’ of prevention.  She said that although the Five Year Forward View (FYFV)‘majored’ on prevention, it was difficult to deliver on it because of the funding needed in the acute sector.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

They Said Women Can't Be Doctors
(MedPage Today) -- But I proved them wrong (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Apple: Giving Healthcare the iPhone Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- How the company hopes to create a medical ecosystem that will help their bottom line (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Health Care Costs, Food Insecurity, and Chronic Conditions Health Care Costs, Food Insecurity, and Chronic Conditions
How does lack of access to sufficient and nutritious food impact health care costs for older adults with chronic conditions?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

PSA Testing Initiation and Shared Decision-Making PSA Testing Initiation and Shared Decision-Making
This study aimed to determine how testing was being initiated--by physician, patient, or as a shared decision.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Screen All Pregnant Women Early for Syphilis, Says USPSTF
On Sept. 4, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary recommending that all pregnant women be screened for syphilis. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Intensive Blood Pressure Control: Too Close for Comfort?
New research suggests that in older patients with hypertension, aggressively treating blood pressure levels may significantly increase the risk of falls and fainting. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Allina Health to launch mobile primary care clinics
Allina Health System will dispatch a mobile primary care clinic to three Minnesota cities beginning this month as part of a push to expand its convenient care offerings. The mobile unit, called Everday On Wheels, will treat patients in Montrose, Rockford and Waverly. A nurse practitioner and clinical assistant will staff the vehicle, where patients can receive well exams and most other services offered at bricks-and-mortar primary care clinics, Minneapolis-based A llina said in a news release. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Add AAFP Virtual Care to Your Family Medicine Practice
Family physicians can now sign up to purchase AAFP Virtual Care, a telemedicine platform designed specifically for FPs in small and medium-sized practices. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study: Primary care doctors can do better job of depression screening
Primary care physicians rarely package depression assessments with patient screenings for hazardous alcohol use, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAFP Looking for 2018-19 Health Equity Fellows
The AAFP, in conjunction with Family Medicine for America's Health, is seeking two Academy members interested in participating in a 12-month health equity fellowship. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Are You Sure the Patient Received the Test Results? Malpractice Case: Are You Sure the Patient Received the Test Results?
This case shows why it is crucial for physicians to have a fail-safe plan to contact patients to discuss any test results.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news