General practice in Northern Ireland is ‘on the edge of a full-blown crisis’, a survey by the British Medical Association (BMA) has suggested.

The Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey has found that the majority of cancer patients in Scotland were positive about the care they had received.

According to a survey carried out by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), two thirds of nurses would not have studied to join the profession if they were unable to receive a bursary for their tuition fees and living costs.

According to a global review of anxiety disorders, more research is needed to help raise awareness of the condition, which it says is more common then previously thought.

Pulse has reported that numerous GPs are facing hundreds of complaints to the General Medical Council (GMC) concerning their prescriptions.

All upfront payments for the training of medics should be scrapped and replaced with student loans, think tank Civitas has recommended.

The BMA is calling on the government of offer greater clarity over proposed plans for extended weekend opening for GP practices.

NHS England has released new guidance to support doctors to reduce the over-prescribing of psychotropic drugs to patients with learning disabilities.

The new Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) will only succeed if its independence is guaranteed by law, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has advised.

Black or minority ethnic (BME) staff are more likely to face harassment, bullying or abuse compared to white staff across the NHS, according to the results of a new survey.

The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) has released new research that suggests patients diagnosed with the disease are facing long waits for specialist treatment.

NHS England has reiterated that it will not fund Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment, which is used to stop the viral transmission of HIV.

The chief executive of South East Coast Ambulance Service has resigned after a controversial trial that delayed response to a number of calls.

Some mental health services across England are failing children with life-threatening conditions, according to data collected by the Children’s Commissioner.

Pulse has reported that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has admitted there is likely to be less demand for GP appointments on Sundays.

The Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA) has cautioned that the planned sugar tax will ‘hit poor families harder’, but has nothing to do with the sugar content of products.

According to a study by Diabetes UK, almost 75 per cent of older children in England and Wales with diabetes had not received key health checks.

Prime Minister David Cameron has called for UK doctors to reduce the number of inappropriate prescriptions of antibiotics, announcing new targets to limit overuse.


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