NHS long term plan: three new models of care that could be replicated across England
Models discussed are in Nottingham: diagnostic pathway to detect chronic liver disease at earlier stage, integrated tertiary service providing psychiatric care for patients with persistent physical symptoms and general practice led enhanced support for older people in care homes (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The long term plan: primary care can and should lead the way
After the digesting the 136-page document, practice mangerDaniel Vincentshares his thought on the long term plan and what it means for the NHS, and for general practice  The much anticipated long term plan for the NHS was finally published the other week. We only had to wait until the fifth paragraph of the 136-page document to see the, for primary care, highly anticipated promise in black and white. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 25, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Community health spend cut while primary care boomed - new data
Community health service spending by the NHS has been cut over the past two financial years, while primary care saw large real terms increases, according to data newly released by NHS England. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Steep Climb In Benzodiazepine Prescribing By Primary Care Doctors
Details a new study which found that the percentage of outpatient medical visits that led to a benzodiazepine prescription doubled from 2003 to 2015. This class of drugs is typically prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, and seizures, but the largest rise during this time was for chronic pain. Some are concerned that benzodiazepines are being used as a replacement for opioids, despite being dangerous and addictive themselves, while others argue that primary care providers may be using them to ease patients off of opioids. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 25, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nonprofit to Offer 20 Generic Drugs in 2019 to Alleviate Shortages Nonprofit to Offer 20 Generic Drugs in 2019 to Alleviate Shortages
A new not-for-profit supplier of generic drugs formed by a consortium of hospitals systems said it expects this year to be able to provide about 20 products to alleviate shortages of medicines used during surgeries and to treat life-threatening conditions (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Maryland AG'Feeling Optimistic' on ACA Defense
(MedPage Today) -- Maryland lawsuit is in direct opposition to case heard in Texas (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 24, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Leads Effort to Extend MSSP Application Deadline
The AAFP and 11 other medical organizations said it would be " challenging, if not impossible " for accountable care organizations to work within CMS'original timeframe. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 24, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Denver-based direct primary-care provider more than doubling in size after acquisition
And more buys aren't out of the question. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Andrew Dodson Source Type: news

Burnout Predicts Clinician, Not Staff, Turnover Burnout Predicts Clinician, Not Staff, Turnover
The relationship between burnout and turnover among primary care clinicians does not extend to other staff, despite high levels of both burnout and turnover across employees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AAFP Seeks Flexibility in Medicare GME Funding Cap
The AAFP asked CMS to allow more flexibility in the cap on Medicare support for graduate medical education to help offset the shortage of family physicians. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 24, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Private online provider partners with GP networks covering 88,000 patients
Private online GP provider Push Doctor has partnered with two primary care networks in Birmingham, giving 88,000 NHS patients access to video consultations.  In the announcement yesterday, Push Doctor said it agreed a deal with 'Urban Health' and'I3' primary care networks, which cover 13 practices in the Birmingham area. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 24, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Competition between GP surgeries could diagnose cancers earlier
The Government's Behavioural Insights Team studied 244 GP surgeries in Manchester and found they were spurred on by letters saying other practices had higher cancer test referral rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum depression and affecting factors in primary care - Oztora S, Arslan A, Caylan A, Dagdeviren HN.
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and affecting factors of postpartum depression (PPD) in Edirne city center. This cross-sectional study was conducted among 111 pregnant women in their third trimester in Family Health Centers in Edi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Pulmonologists more open to CT lung cancer screening
Pulmonologists and primary care physicians have contrasting opinions regarding...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New decision aids may revamp CT lung cancer screening Are patients adequately informed about CT lung screening? Patient outreach may boost uptake for CT lung screening 5 ways to optimize CT lung cancer screening Family doctors unclear on CT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Call for Manuscripts: Access to Care During Disasters for America ’s Underserved Communities
TheJournal of Primary Care& Community Health is seeking manuscript submissions for an upcoming Special Collection on Access to Care During Disasters for America's Underserved Communities. They are particularly looking for current research studies on the impact of major disasters on access to care for vulnerable populations and underserved communities. The submission deadline is February 15, 2019. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 24, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Reimagining primary mental health care
Eight local initiatives that are providing different approaches to meeting people ’s mental health needs in primary care are the focus of a new report by the Centre for Mental Health and University of Birmingham. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Clarity, openness and trust: avoiding conflict
No one wants to reach a point where conflict resolution between commissioner, contract manager and provider is necessary. Constructive relationships are vital for the successful implementation of primary care networks, which as the NHS Long Term Plan makes clear will soon include all GP practices. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Amateur Rock Climbers Often Lack Skills to Save Themselves Amateur Rock Climbers Often Lack Skills to Save Themselves
Most hobbyist rock climbers lack the basic rescue skills needed to save themselves in dangerous situations, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

PCPs Should Ask Adolescents Directly About Gender, Experts Say PCPs Should Ask Adolescents Directly About Gender, Experts Say
Primary care providers should provide gender-affirming care that includes asking adolescents directly about gender, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Patient, Physician Groups Call for End to Government Shutdown Patient, Physician Groups Call for End to Government Shutdown
The shutdown has harmed the FDA's ability to protect Americans'health and approve new therapies, the groups said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Benlysta Yields Little Benefit in Vasculitis
(MedPage Today) -- No difference in relapse rate during maintenance treatment in ANCA-associated vasculitis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Second-Line Cyramza Prolongs OS in Advanced Liver Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Trial supports agent for patients with high alpha-fetoprotein levels (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., Runs for AAFP Director
The Delaware AFP announces the candidacy of Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., of Media, Pa., for AAFP director. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

High Response Rate in HER2+ Esophagogastric Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Summary findings from the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Patient Rape-Pregnancy; Hospital:'We'll Pay You Later'; Black Lung Backlash
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Targeting IL-1 Fails in Knee OA
(MedPage Today) -- Little benefit seen for lutikizumab on scores for pain and function (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Threatens to Remove e-Cigarettes From Market FDA Threatens to Remove e-Cigarettes From Market
Experts painted a grim picture of adolescent addiction to e-cigarettes and an uncertain outlook for successfully treating that addiction during a January 18 public hearing at the FDA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Chinese Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies Fired by University Chinese Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies Fired by University
A Chinese scientist who created what he said were the world's first"gene-edited" babies evaded oversight and broke ethical boundaries in a quest for fame and fortune, state media said on Monday, as his former university said he had been fired.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physicians Push for Prior Authorization Reform Efforts Physicians Push for Prior Authorization Reform Efforts
Frustrated by a lack of consistency among payers and other issues, doctors are pushing to simplify the prior authorization process.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

AAFP Weighs in With Its'Vision for the Future '
The AAFP responded to a draft report by the American Board of Medical Specialties Vision for the Future Commission with recommendations to make continuing board certification work for family physicians. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Apply Now for STFM Pilots Aimed at Improved Training
Departments of family medicine have until Feb. 22 to apply for pilot projects aimed at improving student training at ambulatory care sites. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Academy Adds Obstetrics Member Interest Group
A new AAFP member interest group on obstetrics aims to help family physicians integrate comprehensive, evidence-based maternity health care into their practices. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC Launches Vaccinating Children Video Series
On Jan. 15, the CDC launched an educational video series for parents explaining how vaccines for their children work. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC: Adolescents Curious, Susceptible to Hookah Smoking
Nearly three out of 10 adolescents who have never smoked a hookah or water pipe reported curiosity or susceptibility about using a hookah, according to the CDC. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms
Title: Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause SymptomsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - January 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cardiac Arrest After Epidural Analgesia Cardiac Arrest After Epidural Analgesia
These two cases of cardiac arrest following epidural anesthesia highlight a serious event precipitated by the rare complications of pneumocephalus or pneumorrhachis.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Psychotherapy Ups Odds of Tapering Off Antidepressants Psychotherapy Ups Odds of Tapering Off Antidepressants
At 2 years, the risk for relapse was lower with cognitive behavior therapy plus tapering compared with clinical management plus tapering. But more affordable options are needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Ability to manage change critical
All NHS organisations continue to face change. The newly published NHS long-term plan has emphasised the need to accelerate the development of primary care networks, changing the way services are delivered in future. Those organisations that prepare for change will be in a position not only to survive it but to get the best possible outcomes for their patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS App to be rolled out to GP surgeries following pilot
NHS Digital is working with CCGs to roll out the NHS App to GP surgeries across the country. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More Funds, Better Data Needed to Help Medicaid Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Report highlights many barriers to improving social determinants of health (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dialysis in Advanced CKD: Clinicians Won't Take No for an Answer
(MedPage Today) -- Resistance,'browbeating'seen when patients opt against dialysis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Review Gives Guidance to Support Teens With Gender Dysphoria
Primary care providers can oversee potential medical management, connect families with support (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

New Paper: How to Get Patients With Diabetes/CVD Moving New Paper: How to Get Patients With Diabetes/CVD Moving
' Just advising patients to exercise...is not enough,'says the lead author of a European society position paper.'Patients must be assessed for comorbidities, risks...and personal preferences. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Researchers warn online GP consultations need careful implementation
The new NHS 10-year plan launched earlier this month [7 January] states all patients in England will have access to a " digital first primary care offer " , such as GP online consultations, by 2022/23. Online consultations have the potential to improve patient access and reduce face-to-face contacts, freeing up GP time. But research led by NIHR CLAHRC West and the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol found that unless these systems are carefully implemented, they won ’ t yield the benefits policymakers are hoping for. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Dermatologists Reduce Their Reliance on Antibiotics (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- However, prescriptions for cysts and dermatologic surgeries rose, and the specialty still leads in antibiotic prescribing (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Malpractice Risks in Your EHR New Malpractice Risks in Your EHR
Working with an EHR can be difficult, but even worse, there are ways that your data input could work against you if a possible malpractice lawsuit arises.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Do Politics Have a Place in the Exam Room? Do Politics Have a Place in the Exam Room?
As demonstrated in the 2018 Medscape Ethics Report, opinions vary on whether discussing politics with patients is fine or jeopardizes relationships.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Morning Break: Troubles for'CRISPR Babies' Doc; FDA's Busy Shutdown; Refugees' Illness Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Review Gives Guidance to Support Teens With Gender Dysphoria
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Primary care providers are well positioned to provide critical support and personalized care for youth with gender dysphoria and their caregivers or families, according to a review published online Jan. 21 in CMAJ, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news