The British Medical Association (BMA) has warned that, despite initial steps to tackle rocketing GP indemnity fees, more needs to be done.

Referring patients for social activities did not lower subsequent GP consultations or improve patients’ health outcomes, Pulse has reported.

Liverpool City Council and Cancer Research UK have combined efforts to increase awareness of skin cancer and ensure the disease is firmly on the local authority’s health agenda.

According to research from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), people in the UK are under-reporting their daily calorie consumption, which could risk misleading policymakers attempting to curb obesity.

Asthma UK has confirmed that a trial involving the drug Fevipiprant, has shown promise in reducing inflammation of the airways in asthma sufferers

Public Health England has updated it advice on the measles vaccination, after a rise in cases linked to young people attending festivals.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has defended highly paid public health roles, after a study by the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) claimed 105 public health employees working in local government earned over £100,000 in remuneration last year.

According to an investigation by Pulse, practices have received almost £200 million from Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) since 2013/14.

Vaccines being developed to arm against the Zika virus have shown early signs of promise.

According to a study conducted by the Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience, the brains of overweight people appeared 10 years older than those who were leaner in build.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has urged councils to increase the number of free condoms they offer to young people, gay men and those most at risk of catching sexually transmitted infections (STI).

NHS England has invited 26 of the ‘most digitally advanced trusts’ to apply for funding to become centres of global digital excellence.

The Scottish government has confirmed that a number of people in the country have been diagnosed as having the virus.

Newly elected BMA deputy chair David Wrigley has said that he will highlight the challenges facing the NHS.

Consumer group Which? has claimed that supermarkets should start to focus their promotions on healthy food to help tackle the obesity crisis in the UK.

The BMA has claimed that the Department of Health ‘airbrushed’ out experts concerns on the controversial study which led to calls for a seven-day NHS.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has urged people to be cautious when buying sports supplements, after a review has been published investigating unauthorised medicines being sold as sports supplements.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors have raised concerns over insufficient levels of staffing at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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