Jeremy Hunt picks workforce planning as top issue he could have handled better
Jeremy Hunt has highlighted workforce planning as the number one issue he could have managed better in a series of tweets to mark becoming the longest-serving health secretary since the NHS began. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: People News Source Type: news

Top 5 GI Topics for the PCP Top 5 GI Topics for the PCP
What are the top five topics that gastroenterologists read about in the past 12 months that may change the primary care management of gastrointestinal diseases?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

GP dilemma: A patient on a repeat prescription fails to attend
What should GPs do if a patient on a repeat prescription fails to attend for monitoring? Dr Susan Gibson-Smith from MDDUS offers some advice. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - June 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medico-legal Source Type: news

Tips for Curbing Clinician Burnout
(MedPage Today) -- Here are four strategies to decrease burnout and increase resilience (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ninth national GP worklife survey 2017
The number of GPs planning to quit general practice within five years rose to 39% in 2017 from 35% in 2015. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Who's at Risk for an Opioid Overdose?
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds measures of opioid misuse predict future opioid overdose, death (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Black Patients Actually Do Well in Prostate Cancer Trials
(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes as good as in white patients, and contrast with dismal record in clinical practice (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WHO Panel Calls for More Political Will to Fight Chronic Disease WHO Panel Calls for More Political Will to Fight Chronic Disease
A World Health Organization (WHO) panel wants global leaders to combat chronic diseases by promoting lifestyle changes. It recommended raising taxes on tobacco and alcohol.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Trouble With Death Certificate? CDC Has You Covered
(MedPage Today) -- App can help providers with death pronouncements, certificates (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

From Cancer Patient to Triathlete From Cancer Patient to Triathlete
Fatigue is a common symptom of cancer that can persist for years after treatment, but fatigue is not the same as weariness, and some are lacing up their running shoes to feel better.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

From Cancer Patient to Triathlon Athlete From Cancer Patient to Triathlon Athlete
Fatigue is a common symptom of cancer that can persist for years after treatment, but fatigue is not the same as weariness, and some are lacing up their running shoes to feel better.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Nonsuicidal self-injury in adolescents: current developments to help inform assessment and treatment - Pluhar E, Lois RH, Burton ET.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the recent literature examining nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents, with a particular focus on how primary care pediatricians (PCPs) might assess and intervene as a common first point of contact. This NS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why Neurotech Will Be the Gold Rush of the 21st Century
It seems leading scientists and industry specialists are not alone on their quest to rewire the human brain. Over recent years, neurotech has also sparked interest from businesses and individuals well outside the medical sector. Now, advancements in the industry are on track to offer humans—and businesses—endless new opportunities that will not only benefit our health, but also take us beyond human limits. Neurotech is moving quickly. In 2015, the U.S. neurostimulation devices market was valued at $2 billion, and Grand View Research estimates it to exceed $12 billion by 2023. While the primary aim is to tr...
Source: MDDI - June 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Beth Rosellini Tags: Business Source Type: news

Crozer-Keystone embarks on two hospital expansion projects
Crozer-Keystone Health System is expanding two of its Delaware County hospitals at a cost of about $9 million. The health system is nearly doubling the bed capacity at Springfield Hospital, to 46 from 25, to accommodate anticipated growth in inpatient admissions and patients in the medical center's intensive care and observation units. The anticipated growth, hospital officials said, is due in part to the recruitment of additional primary care physicians – such as its recent acquisition of Rose… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Scottish government unveils extra GP training posts
The Scottish government has set out plans for an extra 85 training posts that will focus on encouraging medical students and experienced health professionals into general practice. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Hacking the Inpatient Handoff
(MedPage Today) -- Handling patient care post-discharge takes serious thought (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How our ‘golden ticket’ dementia care model gave people hope
Rachel Carter speaks to the 2017 General Practice award winners for GP Forward View Innovation: using social prescribing and supporting self-care’ about transforming care for dementia patientsHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 1, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Don't Mistake'Palliative Care' for'Abandonment of Care'Don't Mistake'Palliative Care' for'Abandonment of Care '
Some patients who are at end of life may get confused about what palliative care is. An expert explains that it's not just stopping treatments, nor is it abandonment of care.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

RCGP backs lifestyle app in drive to promote effective exercise
GP leaders have backed a campaign warning patients that intensity of exercise - not just counting steps or distance covered - is key to improving health. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Debt, Repayment Options Influence Physicians Practice Plans Debt, Repayment Options Influence Physicians Practice Plans
New graduates with higher debt plan to practice in underserved areas and participate in loan repayment programs more frequently than their less-indebted peers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Debt, Repayment Options Influence Physicians' Practice Plans Debt, Repayment Options Influence Physicians' Practice Plans
New graduates with higher debt plan to practice in underserved areas and participate in loan repayment programs more frequently than their less-indebted peers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

VA (Veterans Administration) Health Care: Progress Made Towards Improving Opioid Safety, But Further Efforts to Assess Progress and Reduce Risk Are Needed
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 05/29/2018 This 44-page report examines the extent to which the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has met Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI) goals established in 2014, and the extent to which VHA providers adhere to key opioid risk mitigation strategies. It makes five recommendations, including that VHA document actions and develop measurable outcomes related to its OSI goals, ensure that providers are adhering to opioid risk mitigation strategies, and ensure that all its regional networks have implemented academic detailing programs and that all VHA medical facilities have a designate...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption in Europe 2013-2014
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 05/2018 This 102-page document is the fourth annual report of the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network (ESAC-Net) published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). It is based on antimicrobial consumption data from the community (primary care sector) and the hospital sector reported to ECDC for 2013 and 2014 by 28 European Union (EU) Member States and two EEA (European Economic Area)/non-EU countries (Iceland and Norway). An analysis of EU/EEA data from the last five years did not reveal any significant trend...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Inadequacy of the PHQ-2 depression screener for identifying suicidal primary care patients - Dueweke AR, Marin MS, Sparkman DJ, Bridges AJ.
INTRODUCTION: The Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) depression screener has been praised for its brevity and ability to identify depressed primary care patients. Additionally, it is often used as the first of a two-step screening process for suicide r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

AMA Takes Aim at Gun Violence AMA Takes Aim at Gun Violence
With more than 30,000 Americans dying from gun violence and firearm-related accidents each year, the time to act is now, according to the president of the American Medical Association (AMA).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Improves Care Delivery
THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 -- Introducing the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPC), a health care delivery model developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), improves primary care delivery but does not reduce Medicare... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

May deadline missed for update on state-backed GP indemnity
The government has missed its May deadline for updating the profession on plans to roll out state-backed GP indemnity next year. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Disaster Relief Via Drone
(MedPage Today) -- How can new tech help in disaster medicine? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Seeks Feedback on MIPS by June 1 CMS Seeks Feedback on MIPS by June 1
Medicare officials are calling for suggestions for 2019 measurements to be used in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Suicide interventions in primary care: a selective review of the evidence - Dueweke AR, Bridges AJ.
INTRODUCTION: About half of people who die by suicide visit their primary care provider (PCP) within 1 month of doing so, compared with fewer than 1 in 5 contacting specialty mental health. Thus, primary care is an important setting for improving identific... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Streed Wins LGBT Health Workforce Conference Health Professional Leadership Award
Carl G. Streed Jr., MD, a fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, received the Health Professional Leadership Award at the sixth annual LGBT Health Workforce Conference. The award recognizes a health-related professional (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 31, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

The general practice forward view two years on
NHS England has published a progress report on the key commitments of the general practice forward view two years on from the start of the programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General Practice Forward View: Progress update at end of year two (April 2018)
This document gives an update on the progress NHS England has made on the key commitments of the General Practice Forward View as at April 2018, two years in. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Partnering with a purpose: making collaboration work
Better joined up services can only work with the full engagement of primary care and particularly general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

OHSU, Sky Lakes break ground on $50M education-clinic project in Klamath Falls
Oregon Health& Science University and Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls today broke ground on a $50 million building to house providers, medical clinics and training facilities. The 100,000-square-foot Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center is expected to be completed in late 2019 and open in early 2020. The four-story building will provide a central home for most of Sky Lakes’ primary care providers, while OHSU staff and students will use the bottom two floors for train ing. “OHSU considers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU, Sky Lakes break ground on $50M education-clinic project in Klamath Falls
Oregon Health& Science University and Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls today broke ground on a $50 million building to house providers, medical clinics and training facilities. The 100,000-square-foot Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center is expected to be completed in late 2019 and open in early 2020. The four-story building will provide a central home for most of Sky Lakes’ primary care providers, while OHSU staff and students will use the bottom two floors for train ing. “OHSU considers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Genesis of Schizophrenia May Lie in the Placenta Genesis of Schizophrenia May Lie in the Placenta
In what is being described as a groundbreaking study, researchers found that schizophrenia risk genes are predominantly expressed in the placenta.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Trump Signs'Right to Try' Bill
(MedPage Today) -- Allows terminally ill patients to try unapproved therapies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FPs Speak to Legislators About Fixing Health Care System
More than 225 family physicians from across the country gathered for the 2018 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit May 21-22 to learn from experts how to work with legislators on wins that improve their practices and their patients'lives. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

1-Hour Exercise, 3 Times a Week Boosts Cognition in Older Adults
(MedPage Today) -- But no improvement in memory (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Pregnant Women in U.S. on Point with Prenatal Care
(MedPage Today) -- But gaps still persist by age, race/ethnicity, source of payment for delivery (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACS Backs Colon Ca Screening Starting at Age 45
(MedPage Today) -- Decision supported by rising incidence in younger people (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fighting for Family Medicine Newsletter Launches June 5
A new newsletter from the AAFP is being launched to keep members updated about the Academy's important advocacy work with legislators, regulators and private payers. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Thyroid Cancer in Men Tied to Heart Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly 50% higher risk for CVD compared with women (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

OTC Benzocaine Teething Products Not Safe for Young Children
The FDA recently warned that OTC teething products containing benzocaine should not be used to treat infants and children younger than age 2, and that adults and older children should use benzocaine oral drug products only if they contain specific warnings on the drug label. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drug-Free Remission a Possibility in Early SpA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than half of patients had sustained remission after induction with golimumab (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Ethics of Keeping Alfie Evans Alive The Ethics of Keeping Alfie Evans Alive
Saurabh Jha reviews the ethical dilemma posed by the UK case of a 23-month-old in a vegetative state that pitted physicians against parents and even the Pope. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Record number of GPs planning to quit in next five years
Two in five GPs plan to quit direct patient care in the next five years - the highest figure ever recorded by a a long-running national survey. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

London 'rationing' scheme will hit GP workload and patient care, BMA fears
Proposals that could tighten GP referral criteria across London look like a 'cover for rationing', GP leaders have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Practice manager competes for prestigious NHS birthday award
A London-based practice manager will vie with four other regional winners for a national NHS award, it has been announced.  Brian Dickens, a practice manager at Parchmore Medical Centre in Croydon, Surrey was chosen among hundreds of applicants as a regional champion in the Excellence in Primary Care category. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 30, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news