GPs consider charging for orthotics
South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has drawn criticism for suggesting patients pay for their own crutches, walking sticks and neck braces which are at present free.
'Financial crisis' for NHS next year, warns King's Fund
Confidence in the state of the National Health Service's finances is fading fast as it heads for a financial crisis in 2015/16, was the key message from think-tank The King's Fund latest quarterly report.
Study links atrial fibrillation risk with NSAIDs
Current or recent use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), suggest long-term follow-up data from the Rotterdam Study published in BMJ Open. more →
Pharmacists are involved in extended hours GP pilots
Community pharmacists are involved in three of the 20 pilots launched yesyerday to enable patients in England to see their GP between 8am and 8pm and at weekends. more →
Pharmacists to play a role in GP personalised care plan for elderly
Government plans for a “step change” in the way GPs care for people with the most complex needs is dependent on increasing the role of community pharmacists, according to an NHS England report published yesterday. more →
Pharmacist-led care of stroke patients sees improved lipid levels
Pharmacist-led care of patients with a recent stroke leads to a significant improvement in cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, according to the results of a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. more →