Many Gay Men Suffer Domestic Abuse: Study
Title: Many Gay Men Suffer Domestic Abuse: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Help for Lowering Readmissions: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, hospitalists called on to diminish clinical uncertainty (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Futureproofing our NHS: Innovations and their benefits
A student-led health commission was tasked with coming up with creative ideas for how the health service can meet the needs and expectations of those who will use it in the future. Medical student, Haider Ali Sheikh summarises the commission ’s innovative recommendations Related items fromOnMedica Focus extra cash for NHS on services outside hospitals, say finance leads BMA warns of 'all year' NHS crisis Social care tax could ease pressure on NHS, say MPs Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems Will reducing unwarranted variation stifle innovation? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Research Network Updates Treatment Guidance for Patellofemoral Pain Research Network Updates Treatment Guidance for Patellofemoral Pain
The latest research continues to support six key recommendations on exercise therapy and physical interventions for patellofemoral pain, according to a consensus statement from the 5th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Doctors And Patients Aren't Talking About Most Deadly Subjects, Study Says
The company surveyed some 3,000 Americans, inquiring about experiences with primary care doctors and found what they say are some alarming trends. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Study Says Doctors And Patients Aren't Talking About Most Deadly Subjects
The company surveyed some 3,000 Americans, inquiring about experiences with primary care doctors and found what they say are some alarming trends. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Antibiotic Overuse Highest in Urgent Care Clinics Antibiotic Overuse Highest in Urgent Care Clinics
Nearly half of urgent care patients diagnosed with conditions that don't require antibiotic treatment receive a prescription for an antibiotic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Apps May Promote Overdiagnosis of Mental Health Conditions Apps May Promote Overdiagnosis of Mental Health Conditions
Mobile apps that offer advice on managing mental health may'medicalize'normal ups and downs and encourage the overdiagnosis of certain conditions, the results of a new study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Racing Toward a Bright Future
Erin Clark, a regional coordinator for the family medicine interest group network, is pursuing two academic degrees and a spot in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Number of GP practices in England falls by 263 in 12 months
The number of GP practices in England has fallen by 263 in the 12 months to 1 July 2018, official data reveal. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Rival bidder planned 340 more staff for controversial Capita contract
A rival bidder for NHS England’s ill-fated primary care support contract had proposed having around 340 more staff than the winning bid from Capita, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

One in four GPs regularly use social prescribing, survey shows
Almost a quarter of GPs are regularly using social prescribing to refer patients with social, emotional or practical needs to non-clinical services, a GPonline survey suggests. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GP dilemma: An online service issues an unnecessary prescription to my patient
A patient has received an unnecessary prescription from an online prescribing system. What should I do as their GP? Dr Marika Davies offers advice. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - July 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medico-legal Source Type: news

NICE calls for consistent clinical and social care in cerebral palsy
Primary care services must address barriers to adults with cerebral palsy accessing care Related items fromOnMedica Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket ‘Friends& family test ’ should not be mandatory Diagnosis targets unethical says GP CQC tells Trust to improve safety of 111 service Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurse pay deal covers those not directly NHS employed
Guidance sets out how extra Agenda for Change funding will be split between CCGs and other employers Related items fromOnMedica Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years Wales GP committee agreed with decision to drop EMIS NHS performance figures show ‘the writing is on the wall’ GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS performance figures show ‘the writing is on the wall’
New figures are ‘baptism of fire’ for health secretary with NHS under intolerable strain Related items fromOnMedica GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Fund NHS standards or change them, warn NHS Providers Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care General practice has ‘serious structural faults’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Funding cuts leave GPs unable to prescribe stop smoking products
Cuts to public health funding have led to a dramatic fall in prescriptions for stop smoking products and left many GPs unable to provide patients with support to quit, a health charity has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Smoking cessation Source Type: news

Funding cuts lead to dramatic fall in prescribing of stop smoking products
The number of prescriptions issued in primary care in England for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) fell by 75% between 2005/6 and 2016/17 and dispensing rates for varenicline fell by more than 50% between 2010/11 and 2016/17, according to new analysis. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Smoking cessation Source Type: news

Practice-Hospital Consolidation Increasing for Many Specialties Practice-Hospital Consolidation Increasing for Many Specialties
The level of integration of certain kinds of primary care practices into hospitals and health systems more than doubled in recent years, with steeper increases seen in oncology and cardiology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

CMS Releases Planned Changes for 2019 Medicare Payments
CMS has released its 2019 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule and has included proposed rules for the Quality Payment Program. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sexual Harassment by Patients: How Doctors Handle It Sexual Harassment by Patients: How Doctors Handle It
Physicians report that many patients make sexual advances. Some are easy to manage effectively; others, not so much. Here's what to do in that situation.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

New Diabetes Diagnosis Could Benefit Household
A study published in the July/August issue ofAnnals of Family Medicine found that partners of patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes are more likely to improve their health behaviors than are partners of patients without the disease. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

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Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

FDA Warns on Forged Warning Letters
(MedPage Today) -- Says'imposters'are scamming consumers who buy meds online (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Healthcare Has Too Many Moving Parts
(MedPage Today) -- We need to figure out ways to reduce them, says Fred N. Pelzman, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GP Team of the Year: ‘Our access system has revolutionised the patients’ experience’
Richmond Road Medical Centre, recognised at last year’s General Practice Awards, has transformed services for its patients in Hackney, east London. Rachel Carter reports.   In 2016, the team at Richmond Road Medical Centre (RRMC) in Hackney, east London, knew that without‘drastic change’ their practice risked going under. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Vaping May Not Help Smokers Kick the Habit
(MedPage Today) -- E-cigarette users no more likely to quit than non-users in study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Premises fees owed by GP practices climb to £202m
GP practices owe£202m in unpaid premises fees to government-owned NHS Property Services (NHS PS) and Community Health Partnerships (CHP), a health minister has revealed.  This latest figure, up to the end of 2017/18, represents a£79m increase compared with the previous year, when practices owed£123m to the two companies, as revealed by our sister publication Pulse.  In response GP leaders have said the charges are'a significant threat to general practice' and must be'abandoned'. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

New HEE deal aims to recruit GP trainees from the Caribbean
Hundreds of doctors could join the GP workforce as part of a new programme set up between Health Education England (HEE) and a medical school in the Caribbean. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

The role of the physician when a patient discloses intimate partner violence perpetration: a literature review - Penti B, Timmons J, Adams D.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent and has lasting impacts on the health and well-being of the entire family involved. Primary care physicians often interact with male patients who perpetrate IPV and are in a role potentially to intervene, but th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

CCGs block GP at Hand's expansion to Birmingham
Two CCGs have objected to GP at Hand's plans to expand to a site in Birmingham because of concerns about patient safety. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

Depression Screening Rates Up, but Still Fall Far Short Depression Screening Rates Up, but Still Fall Far Short
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all primary care patients for depression. Have these recommendations improved screening rates? Yes, but not nearly enough.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

GP leaders slam premises fee hikes as figures show practices owe £202m
GP leaders have hit out at premises service charge increases after the DHSC revealed that practices owe £202m in unpaid fees to NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and Community Health Partnerships (CHP). (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Geriatric Assessment: An Office-Based Approach Geriatric Assessment: An Office-Based Approach
What should be covered in a comprehensive geriatric assessment, and how is it best accomplished in a family practice office setting?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Community colleges can boost access to primary care and physician diversity
(University of California - Davis Health System) Medical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine, new UC Davis Health research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

College launches safe staffing levels guidance
RCP guidance sets out safe levels for patient care Related items fromOnMedica CQC tells Trust to improve safety of 111 service Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services Hunt condemns ‘silent scandal of NHS’ Patients report better overall satisfaction with A&E (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

12% fall in England ’s nurse training applications in past year
Nurse leaders say removal of student bursary has been 'disaster' Related items fromOnMedica MPs must fight for long-term funding for NHS and social care GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care New figures shine spotlight on nurse shortages NHS performance figures paint ‘extremely worrying picture’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breaking the cycle of despair: the support practices really need
National policy is focused on strengthening general practice – both as a critical service in its own right and as an essential part of emerging integrated care systems. The reality on the ground is often at odds with the national vision, either because promised funding is slow to get through or because practices are too busy keeping the show on the road to worry about the luxury of improvement. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medicare Proposes Major Physician Pay Changes Medicare Proposes Major Physician Pay Changes
CMS proposes a way to pay physicians for checking on images sent by patients and virtual follow-up visits and other changes intended to use technology to expand access to care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs Tafenoquine for'Radical Cure' of Malaria
(MedPage Today) -- Votes largely unanimous, citing need for additional therapy for this disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physician Groups Urge CMS to Rethink Risk Payment Suspension
The AAFP and five other physician organizations are asking CMS to reconsider a decision to stop $10.4 billion in risk-adjustment payments to health insurers. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drug Combination Boosts Older Adults' Immunity in Early Trial Drug Combination Boosts Older Adults' Immunity in Early Trial
A phase 2a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial showed that a combination of drugs decreases the incidence of infections, including influenza and pneumonia, in older adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

EMRs Are Like Self-Driving Cars
(MedPage Today) -- Change for the sake of change is not a virtue, says Hans Duvefelt, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Verma: Changes Coming to Stark Self-Referral Law
(MedPage Today) -- CMS hopes to have a regulation out by year's end, administrator says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Featured Review: Nurses as substitutes for doctors in primary care
Delivery of primary healthcare services by nurses instead of doctors probably leads to similar or better patient health and higher patient satisfactionCurrent and anticipated problems such as ageing, increased prevalence of chronic conditions and multi-morbidity, increased emphasis on healthy lifestyle and prevention, and efforts to move care from hospitals to communities encourage countries worldwide to develop new models of primary care delivery. Interest in using nurses to expand the capacity of the primary care workforce to address these problems is increasing. The substitution of trained nurses (such as nurse practiti...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

More Bleeding on NOACs Seen in Kidney Disease? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Stroke prevention similar to warfarin in observational study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Should Commercial DNA Tests Help Reunite Immigrant Families? Should Commercial DNA Tests Help Reunite Immigrant Families?
Some commercial DNA testing companies have offered their assistance to help reunite immigrant children with their families. Is this a good idea?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

New Report: Patients & July Interns Equally Frightened by One Another
(MedPage Today) -- Both want a'knowledgeable supervising doctor'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

One in four GP trainees forced to work 'beyond their competence'
More than a quarter of GP trainees say they have been forced to cope with clinical problems beyond their competence, GMC data reveal. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Trusts must improve support for bereaved families
GPs can use guidance as best practice for helping families Related items fromOnMedica Ombudsman warns GPs over patient removal More daytime GP appointments better than longer opening hours General practice faces holiday pressure in Northern Ireland GPs to submit monthly data on friends and family test Minority patients less happy with their GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news