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

GP out-of-hours standards not being met
Welsh out-of-hours services under serious strain Related items fromOnMedica GPs in catch-22 over appointment length and rising demand Public wants NHS to prioritise 7-day GP access Decade of underfunded primary care must end, says GP leader Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years Politicians must stop attacking GP profession, says BMA (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 12, 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 - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Team Mix Affects Operating Room Social Behavior Team Mix Affects Operating Room Social Behavior
Social behavior in the operating room is significantly affected by the mix of professional roles and the surgeon's gender, according to researchers who observed 200 surgical procedures.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sisters Hospital repurposing Depew clinic
Sisters of Charity Hospital is repurposing a Depew clinic with specialty services for patients. The clinic on Transit Road will be used for primary care and endocrinology services, with its name changing from CHS Partners in Rehab to Sisters Health Center Depew. Catholic Health provides services from 62 locations in the region. The Depew clinic had provided such services as physical therapy , balance therapy, concussion testing and falls assessment and prevention.  The system is relocating the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Sisters Hospital repurposing Depew clinic
Sisters of Charity Hospital is repurposing a Depew clinic with specialty services for patients. The clinic on Transit Road will be used for primary care and endocrinology services, with its name changing from CHS Partners in Rehab to Sisters Health Center Depew. Catholic Health provides services from 62 locations in the region. The Depew clinic had provided such services as physical therapy , balance therapy, concussion testing and falls assessment and prevention.  The system is relocating the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

ILD in Scleroderma: Response Markers Remain Elusive
(MedPage Today) -- Proxies for active inflammation failed to predict cyclophosphamide effectiveness (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Insufficient Evidence on CVD-related Screening, Risk Assessment
On July 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released two final recommendation statements and accompanying final evidence reviews related to screening for cardiovascular disease using the ankle-brachial index and other nontraditional risk factors. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Review 2017 MIPS Scores, Performance Feedback Reports Now
Physicians who participated in the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System have until Sept. 30 to check their performance feedback and final scores, and to request a review if necessary. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

To Enrich Family Medicine Pool, Tap Community College Students To Enrich Family Medicine Pool, Tap Community College Students
Medical school graduates who had been to community college were more likely to choose family medicine than graduates who had not, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Genetic Role in Heart Failure Seen in Adoption Study
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers suggest searching for specific variants (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Worse Asthma May Spell Bigger Afib Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Large population-based study suggests dose-dependent relationship (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

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