Moving Opioid Addiction Treatment to Primary Care Moving Opioid Addiction Treatment to Primary Care
Moving the management of opioid addiction to the primary care setting offers a feasible and effective way to help fight the worsening opioid crisis, the authors of three perspective articles say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Yet Another Cancer Screening Recommendation. This Time: Colon Yet Another Cancer Screening Recommendation. This Time: Colon
The American Cancer Society now suggests beginning screening for colorectal cancer at age 45. Is that a good idea?Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Spikes in air pollution linked to rise in respiratory healthcare visits
Air pollution is clearly linked to peaks in admissions to hospitals and visits to primary care for certain respiratory conditions, according to a new study by UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Men's Testosterone Supplements May Be Losing Appeal
Title: Men's Testosterone Supplements May Be Losing AppealCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scientists Get Closer to Origins of Hot Flashes
Title: Scientists Get Closer to Origins of Hot FlashesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Virtual GP service rated outstanding
A virtual primary care service funded as part of the government’s push to extend opening hours has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Impaired Performance Lasts Longer Than Hormonal Changes After Intense Military Training Impaired Performance Lasts Longer Than Hormonal Changes After Intense Military Training
Altered hormone levels in special-forces candidates recovered within one week of intense military training, but physical performance was impaired out to two weeks, according to a new study from Norway.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

NHS England steps up efforts to boost integration of health and social care
It has appointed a specialist senior GP to help spread innovation across the country Related items fromOnMedica Deprived women 60% less likely to have any antenatal care Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services Practice sees huge benefits from integration Treatment of whistleblowers a “stain on NHS”, say MPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Burnout Rare Among Physicians in Small Practices Burnout Rare Among Physicians in Small Practices
Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices report far less burnout than the national average.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Authors See Crucial Role for Primary Care in Opioid Epidemic
Three new articles inThe New England Journal of Medicine advocate for a greater role for primary care physicians in treating opioid use disorder. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Demo Project Would Waive MIPS Requirements for Some Physicians
CMS seeks to hasten the transition to a value-based health care system with implementation of new demonstration project for clinicians who participate in programs similar to Advanced Alternative Payment Models. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Insurance Lapses Seen Endangering T1D Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Acute care visits rose five-fold in time after coverage gap (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Stands Pat on Cardiovascular Biomarkers
(MedPage Today) -- Declines to back hsCRP, coronary calcium, ankle-brachial index for routine assessments (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Trump Continues to Erode ACA
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the first direct-to-consumer BRCA mutation test (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA OKs Emergency Use of Freeze-Dried Plasma for the Military FDA OKs Emergency Use of Freeze-Dried Plasma for the Military
The approval broadens battlefield access to the product while the agency works on approval. Hemorrhage is the leading cause of death among combat trauma casualties.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

GMC poll highlights out-of-hours 'exploitation' fear for GP trainees
GP trainees working in out-of-hours care are being forced to work beyond their competence or with insufficient supervision, according to a GMC poll that underlines fears over junior doctors being exploited by overstretched providers. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Primary Care Networks: The building blocks of an Integrated Care System Dorset, South West
This study explores how primary care contributes to integrated care systems and looks at the benefits of working in Primary Care Networks to provide more joined-up care for patients and to reduce pressures on the general practice workforce. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concussion - Master CL, Mayer AR, Quinn D, Grady MF.
Concussions are a common injury for which patients often present first to primary care physicians. They can affect the day-to-day function of patients in school and work, as well as in sports and recreational activities. Recognizing common physical signs a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice: Two Health Center Experiences
August 1, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malpractice: Your Staff Could Help Cause or Avert Lawsuits Malpractice: Your Staff Could Help Cause or Avert Lawsuits
Your office support staff can prevent mistakes, but they can also introduce new ones and anger patients. How can you make sure they'll work to avert a malpractice lawsuit?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

GP out-of-hours services hit by closures amid workforce crisis
Out-of-hours services have been hit by closures caused by the GP recruitment and retention crisis in parts of Scotland, as providers in England struggle to fill shifts. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

What we know about new health secretary Matt Hancock
Matt Hancock MP was appointed digital, culture, media and sport secretary in January 2018 having been a junior minister in the department since July 2016. He was first elected an MP in the 2010 general election in the West Suffolk constituency.  Before entering parliament, he worked as an economist at the Bank of England and as chief of staff to the shadow chancellor.  He has little health background, with no obvious links to the NHS, let alone general practice. He has not mentioned GPs or doctors since he started in Parliament in 2010.Hide related content:  Show related contentGallery: read more (...
Source: Management in Practice - July 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Jeremy Hunt moves to foreign office as Brexit triggers cabinet reshuffle
Jeremy Hunt has moved to the foreign office as part of a major cabinet reshuffle, with former digital, culture, media and sport minister Matt Hancock appointed health secretary. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: People News Source Type: news

Matt Hancock: What do we know about the new health secretary?
Prime minister Theresa May has appointed Matt Hancock as the new health and social care secretary following a series of high-profile resignations that prompted her to move Jeremy Hunt to the Foreign Office. But what do we know about the new secretary of state? (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: People News Source Type: news

July/August 2018 Annals of Family Medicine media tip sheet
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Annals of Family Medicine is a peer-reviewed, indexed research journal that provides a cross-disciplinary forum for new, evidence-based information affecting the primary care disciplines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Perceptions of primary care notes by patients with mental health diagnoses
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Primary care patients with mental health diagnoses are as enthusiastic about the utility of viewing their doctors' notes as other patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scribes may be more financially viable under capitated payment
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Team documentation (i.e., the use of scribes) has the potential to improve primary care clinician satisfaction and efficiency, yet little has been known about the financial and time use implications. A new study finds that, compared to fee-for-service payment, capitation-based systems may require less external financing to support team documentation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Warm handoffs do not improve attendance at behavioral health intake appointments
(American Academy of Family Physicians) In programs that integrate behavioral health services into primary care, 'warm handoffs,' in which primary care clinicians introduce patients to behavioral health professionals, are commonly used. Researchers at Boston Medical Center have found that warm handoffs are not associated with improved attendance at behavioral health intake appointments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the role of the physician when a patient discloses intimate partner violence perpetration?
(Boston University School of Medicine) Intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent and has lasting impacts on the health and well-being of the entire family involved. Unfortunately, very little research and guidance about how to address perpetration of IPV in the health care setting, especially among primary care physicians who are in a role to potentially intervene has been available until now. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical negligence: does clerical staff bear responsibility?
Deborah Blythe, partner and head of the Clinical Negligence team at Russell-Cooke, discusses two cases involving admin and nursing staff and the role adequate training and protocols can have in preventing these events Related items fromOnMedica BMA responds to rapid review into gross negligence manslaughter Is the legal bar for convicting HCPs of manslaughter 'too low'? Review published to protect doctors over medical errors MPs and peers must act to curb negligence claims Healthcare should be made a ‘safety critical industry’ (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physicians, Patients, and Peers Rate Communication Differently Physicians, Patients, and Peers Rate Communication Differently
In evaluating postappointment surveys, researchers found no correlation between physician and patient scores rating physician communication or between scores of physicians and clinical raters.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Banned From Soap, Is Triclosan Still a Concern? Banned From Soap, Is Triclosan Still a Concern?
Deodorant, shaving cream, toothpaste, trash cans, clothing, cutting boards, credit cards: These are just a few of the ways consumers can come into contact with triclosan. A growing body of evidence suggests that it can be harmful.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Cilioretinal Artery May Protect Against AMD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings could be clue to'wet'age-related macular degeneration etiology (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dundee practice could close following difficulty in recruiting GPs
A Scottish GP surgery is considering closing one of it surgeries after it was unable to attract new GPs.  On a statement on theirwebsite, the Mill Practice in Dundee wrote that despite‘actively trying to recruit replacement GPs since October 2017’ they have not been successful. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Building a Direct Primary Care Practice
After more than eight years in the fee-for-service world, Jeffrey Gold, M.D., needed a change. He found a model that " makes sense " in direct primary care. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Service Area Needs Assessment Methodology Prototype Webinar
July 16, 2018 3:30-5:00pm ET. Join on day of session. HRSA is exploring the feasibility of developing a Service Area Needs Assessment Methodology (SANAM) that would leverage public data sources to calculate an unmet need score that considers access to primary care services and the health status of a given ZIP code and/or service area. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parents who had severe stresses, trauma in childhood more likely to have kids with behavioral health problems
A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents ’ lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in their own children.The types of childhood hardships included divorce or separation of parents, death of or estrangement from a parent, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, witnessing violence in the home, exposure to substance abuse in the household or parental mental illness.“Previous research has looked at childhood trauma as a risk factor for later physical and mental health problems in adulthood, but this is the first research to show that the long-term behavioral ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Physician burnout in small practices is dramatically lower than national average
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices -- also known as SIPs -- report dramatically lower levels of burnout than the national average (13.5 percent versus 54.4 percent), according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine publishing online July 9 in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework in England
This report presents the findings of the review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Primary care networks: The building blocks of an integrated care system
A case study explores how primary care contributes to integrated care systems (ICSs) It looks at the benefits of working in primary care networks to provide more joined-up care for patients and to reduce pressures on the general practice workforce. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CDC Updates Latent TB Infection Treatment Recommendations
The CDC has updated and expanded its 2011 recommendations for use of once-weekly isoniazid and rifapentine for 12 weeks to treat latent TB infection (LTBI). The regimen is now recommended for use in younger patients with LTBI, as well as in certain patients with concomitant HIV infection. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Age differences in death and suicidal ideation in anxious primary care patients - Petkus AJ, Wetherell JL, Stein MB, Chavira DA, Craske MG, Sherbourne C, Sullivan G, Bystritsky A, Roy-Byrne P.
The objective of this study was to examine age differences in the likelihood of endorsing of death and suicidal ideation in primary care patients with anxiety disorders. METHOD: Participants were drawn from the Coordinated Anxiety Learn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Inadequate Virgin practice understaffed and lacked clinical oversight, CQC found
A CQC check on an inadequate GP practice run by private provider Virgin Care found a 'sustained shortfall in appointments', a patient whose medication was stopped in error and tasks assigned to doctors not due to work at the practice for months. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

A Note About Procedure Notes
(MedPage Today) -- Sometimes documentation can go too far (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

£ 1.7 million awarded to tackle domestic violence in low and middle-income countries
Professor Gene Feder at the University of Bristol ’ s Centre for Academic Primary Care has been awarded £ 1.7 million by the National Institute for Health Research to fund a Global Health Group for research into health systems responses to violence against women in Palestine, Brazil, Nepal and Sri Lanka. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Health, Grants and Awards, International; Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Most primary care physicians (PCPs) report being unable to adequately address the needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions, according to a report published by Quest Diagnostics. A total of 801 PCPs who care for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In conversation with...Kate Carr
Practice manager Kate Carr tells Valeria Fiore that keeping The Crookes Practice in Sheffield thriving takes determination, grit and a desire to make a difference  QWhat do you love about your job?  A That I can make a difference. I’m also a partner at The Crookes Practice and involved in much of the decision-making.  Sometimes in primary care I feel the decision-making is quite drawn out, but here we tend to make decisions on the spot. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 6, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Premises Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Practices lose £1,500 per student for undergraduate training, GPs warn
GP leaders have condemned a 'vicious cycle' of underfunding for undergraduate training in general practice - warning that practices are left hundreds of pounds out of pocket for each week they host a student. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Public health should be rebuilt around general practice, says top GP
Public health needs to be 'built around general practice', with an increased role for volunteers, a senior GP and NHS England social prescribing champion has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

Help to write the winning bid
General practices and other primary care providers can no longer rely on their core contracts for a sustainable income. Writing bids and responding to tenders is an art that requires a mixture of keen attention to detail, absolute clarity and persuasion. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news