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Understanding the role of the GP in caring for patients with ME/CFS – volunteers needed

Understanding the role of the GP in caring for patients with ME/CFS – volunteers needed   Telephone interviews A 3rd year medical student at Cardiff University would like to interview 10-20 people about their experience with ME/CFS, either as a … Continue reading

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Health care resource use by patients before & after a diagnosis of CFS/ME

Health care resource use by patients before and after a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME): A clinical practice research datalink study, by Simon Collin, Inger Bakken, Irwin Nazareth, Esther Crawley, & Peter D. White in BMC Family Practice. 18 20017 Research abstract: Background: Our … Continue reading

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GPs in Wales struggling to work 5 days a week & ‘stay sane’

Wales online article by Mark Smith, 28 April 2016: GPs in Wales are struggling to work five days a week and ‘stay sane’, says top doctor Dr Rebecca Payne, chair RCGP Wales, says GPs are having to reduce their hours … Continue reading

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GPs are failing patients say doctors’ leader

BBC news article, By Nick Triggle, 3 February 2016: GP pressures: We are failing patients – doctors’ leader Pressures on GPs in England and Wales are so great they feel they are failing patients and potentially providing unsafe care, doctors leaders … Continue reading

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Welsh Government help for struggling GP practices

GP practices facing closure will be offered support packages by the Welsh Government, by Philip Dewey, 18 September 2015 The scheme has been agreed with NHS Wales and the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) Wales. Dr Charlotte Jones, chair of GPC … Continue reading

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More than 90% of GPs think 10-minute consultations are inadequate

Nine out of ten GPs think the ten-minute consultation standard is inadequate for patient care, the BMA’s biggest ever survey of the profession has found. The BMA’s survey of nearly 16,000 grassroots GPs also found that two-thirds of GPs think … Continue reading

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Welsh GP numbers fell over past year

Welsh GP numbers fell over past year, by Sofia Lind [article in Pulse, 31 March 2015] GP numbers in Wales have declined by 1% in the past year, official Government statistics have revealed. The statistics showed that there was 2,006 … Continue reading

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More than a third of GPs in Wales considering leaving job

More than a third of GPs in Wales are considering leaving the job in the next five years, a new polls reveals, by Mark Smith [article on Wales online, 15 April 2015] The BMA says GPs are overworked and ‘intensely … Continue reading

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50% of GPs charge for evidence to support Sickness Benefit Appeals

The Welfare News Service reports that: Half of GP surgeries are charging sick and disabled benefit claimants who request medical evidence to support a benefit appeal, a survey by the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has found. The CAB say that … Continue reading

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Good practice guide to education for children with ME

Tymes Trust’s new document to celebrate their 1st June anniversary is for GPs, schools and families. It includes key information from government statutory guidelines on education for sick children in England, and helpful quotes from NICE. GP Dr Nigel Hunt writes: … Continue reading

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