How Bad Is Sleep Problems for Hospital Patients?
(MedPage Today) -- Pretty bad, say Dutch researchers, but fixable with " simple changes " in nightly routines (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Community Colleges Hold Key to Family Medicine Diversity
New research published inAnnals of Family Medicine suggests that attending community college increases the odds that U.S. medical school graduates will choose family medicine. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: HIV Quad Pill OK'd; Hep A Outbreak Simmers; Attack of the Angry Bees
(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 - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Viewpoint: How Maryland is playing a leading role in the primary care revolution
This is the third time this year the 72-year-old man has landed in the emergency department of his community hospital with chest pain. After a thorough assessment that includes an ECG, blood tests, chest X-ray, and CT scan, the treating physician determines the patient is not having a heart attack — he forgot to refill his angina medication prescription and had missed several doses. This scenario is far more common than it should be, especially for people age 65 and older. According to the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boys set to receive HPV jab after JCVI recommendation
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) has recommended that the HPV immunisation programme should be extended to cover boys. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Medicare Will Likely Face Pushback on Physician Pay Changes Medicare Will Likely Face Pushback on Physician Pay Changes
CMS has unveiled a proposed overhaul of evaluation and management billing that may create'winners and losers'among specialties, while leaving the 2018 MIPS reporting period unchanged.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Doctors' groups throw weight behind Bawa-Garba legal appeal
The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) will raise concerns about discrimination against BME doctors after winning the right to take part in a legal appeal on behalf of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba next week. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Virtual GP service covering 300,000 patients rated outstanding by CQC
A 'virtual' GP service serving more than 300,000 patients across 56 practices in Birmingham has been rated outstanding by the CQC. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Behavioral Health Care Integration Resources
Resources from national organizations and federal agencies about the integration of behavioral health care and primary care. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia could be detected via routinely collected data, new research shows
(University of Plymouth) A new machine-learning model that scans routinely collected NHS data has shown promising signs of being able to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care, according to research by the University of Plymouth. The results from the feasibility study suggest that the model could significantly reduce the number of those living with undiagnosed dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public 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 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA Updates Safety Warnings for Fluoroquinolones
The FDA has announced changes to the safety labeling of fluoroquinolones, including stronger warnings about mental health side effects and blood sugar disturbances. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

First look: Central Ohio Primary Care set to open second Westerville building – and plans a third (slideshow)
The nation's largest independently owned primary care physician group has opened its Westerville campus – and already plans a third building for the site. Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Inc. moved its headquarters in January from a few blocks away to a larger office at 655 Africa Rd. that's wholly owned by the business and the 303 shareholders among the company's 380 physicians. At the end of July, the first two of seven COPC practices moves into the medical office building across an entry… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

' Social Determinants of Health' Draw Insurers' Interest
(MedPage Today) -- Sucking up data on customers'buying and social habits -- but for what purpose? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

K Health launches free primary care app, announces $12.5 new funding
Personalized health information company K Health has launched a free primary care app. Called K, the app ’s AI references a history of diagnoses and treatments to deliver users an insight about how their condition would likely be treated, and can also connect users to a network of primary care providers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Are TV Docs Bad for Our Image? Are TV Docs Bad for Our Image?
Readers debate the pros and cons of TV medical dramas.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

How important is extended GP access to practices and patients?
As the Government forges ahead with the rollout of extended GP access, Valeria Fiore examines what impact it’s really having, and the difference it’s likely to make to patient satisfaction with general practice.   NHS England is currently asking CCGs to provide extended access to GP services by 1 October 2018 and the Government wants to ensure every patient has access to Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Nearly half of GPs could quit if state indemnity deal fails to deliver
Nearly half of GPs could quit over the next five years if the state-backed indemnity deal set to begin from April 2019 fails to meet their expectations, a GPonline poll reveals. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Study Examines Physicians' Views on Routine SMBG
AnAnnals of Family Medicine study sought to determine why many physicians continue to recommend self-monitoring of blood glucose for some diabetic patients despite its cost and a lack of evidence that it is effective in improving patient outcomes. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

4 Hidden Bottlenecks in Your Practice: How to Banish Them 4 Hidden Bottlenecks in Your Practice: How to Banish Them
Bottlenecks that slow you down, annoy patients, and drain revenue can emerge over the years, as more processes are added to your work. Here's help.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Gosport may have a negative impact on end-of-life care in general practice
Researchers from the University of Bristol have highlighted the potentially negative impact the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital may have on end-of-life care delivered at home. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Depression in children and adolescents: the pediatrician at the front lines - Dawson RS.
Pediatricians are the primary care providers for most children and adolescents in the United States, so they need to feel comfortable caring for children and teens with depression. This topic is an extremely important one because the top three reasons teen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tackling Stigma
Sadly, stigma around health conditions remains a part of many patients ’ lives. Many will not disclose a diagnosis for fear of being judged by peers, employers, health professionals, colleagues and wider society. In fact, there is clear evidence that such negative societal attitudes impact health outcomes, resulting in diagnosis delays and impaired treatment.Some diseases are heavily stigmatized – including mental health, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and some skin conditions – leading people to restrict their participation in society, impairing their chances of living happy, healthy lives.However, to one extent or...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

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

Primary Care - Medscape Primary Care - Medscape
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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