Mind is calling for better mental health training for GPs to help them cope with demand.
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69% said they experience a high level of demand for medical assessment letters
This year I wasn't going to make the same mistake again, however when I tried to book an appointment for a flu vaccination, I was refused because not only am I currently not using inhalers for my asthma, according to NHS England, patients with epilepsy are not eligible for a free flu vaccination
Every evening from Monday 30 October to Sunday 5 November, a fleet of private electric cars will arrive in Aarhus, Denmark to take a select group of passengers to a secret city location where they will be dropped into the science fiction world of 2097.
Suicide rates are twice as high in gay men living with HIV in the UK than in the general population. Despite working in the
Cash strapped, under-staffed and over-stretched - GP practices across the UK are at breaking point but there is a simple solution. If more fit and healthy adults between the ages of 18 - 65 paid to see a private doctor, it would significantly ease the overwhelming burden on NHS GPs.
It would be helpful if GP surgeries could monitor the emotional and mental health of patients who disclose that they have been affected by major life events. There certainly seems to be a case for closer questioning to check how deeply affected the person is.
According to new research commissioned by VideoDoc, more than a quarter of people (27%) admitted that the most likely reason for having to take a day off work would be for a GP appointment - with one in 5 going on to say they had taken a full day of annual leave in order to see their GP
With mounting pressure on the NHS from chronic cuts to funding and ever increasing demand on all sides, our safety net is starting to come apart at the seams. There has been much debate around both the implications of this and measures to be put in place to ease the pressure. One such measure is to modify the way we use other resources like pharmacies to redirect some of the flow.