Trainees Less Likely to Disclose Personal Mental Health Issues

Trainees and young doctors are less likely than GPs or consultants to disclose personal mental health issues, according to new research by Cardiff University. Published in the journal, Occupational Medicine, the study, led by Professor Debbie Cohen of the School of Medicine, surveyed almost 2,000 doctors with and without mental illnesses at various stages of their [...]

By |2016-04-15T13:24:07+00:00April 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GPs Are Reaching Breaking Point

A new campaign urging family doctors to take regular breaks in order to keep their patients safe has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). The college says that general practice – like aviation and long haul driving – is a ‘safety critical industry’ and that the rules for preventing fatigue in [...]

By |2016-04-11T13:17:46+00:00April 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Service to Ensure Better Health and Wellbeing for Wales’ GPs

GPs in Wales are now able to access health board’s occupational health services thanks to a £200,000 investment from the Welsh government, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. GPs are able to access the same occupational health services that are available to directly employed NHS staff in their health board area, including [...]

By |2016-04-07T15:15:01+00:00April 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eye Care Scheme Frees up GP Time

Hundreds of patients with eye problems in the Rhondda are being treated faster by local optometrists under a scheme which is easing the pressure on GP appointments. The Welsh Eye Care Service (WECS), which is unique to Wales, allows early assessment of acute eye conditions by experts with the required specialised equipment. Problems dealt with [...]

By |2016-03-30T15:30:33+00:00March 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Pioneering Health Service for Prestatyn to Launch in April

A pioneering health service for Prestatyn will give 23,000 patients a much wider range of care when it starts in April, the man spearheading the project has pledged. Former GP Dr Chris Stockport is leading the team creating Healthy Prestatyn Iach, which is taking over two medical practices. The service is being run directly by [...]

By |2016-03-29T13:12:45+00:00March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing your Health Services this Easter

Doctors and nurses are urging local people to add health into their list of spring clean jobs this Easter. Staff at Hywel Dda University Health Board are reminding people of the need to think early about repeat prescriptions, and opening hours of GP surgeries and community pharmacies as the Easter holidays approach. And choosing well [...]

By |2016-03-21T15:39:51+00:00March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More Patients and Practices Using Online Service for Repeat Prescriptions and Appointment Bookings

The numbers of GP practices signing up to My Health Online continues to rise with nearly three quarters of all Welsh practices offering either online repeat prescriptions, appointment bookings, or both. Primary Care in North Wales is leading the way with 93 of the 112 practices in Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board using elements of My [...]

By |2016-02-22T15:35:42+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Temporary Changes at Andrews Medical Practice, Llanelli

Temporary changes to the way some patients are seen at Llanelli’s Andrews Medical Practice have been put in place today, following the short-notice retirement of locum GP Dr Prabodh Devichand on Friday. Patients at the practice will still be seen by doctors and the practice nurse as usual, but the clinics will be organised in [...]

By |2016-02-01T22:07:05+00:00February 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Patients Less Satisfied With GPs Who Refuse Antibiotics: Study

A new study by King’s College London has shown that reduced antibiotic prescribing is associated with lower patient satisfaction. The study found a 25 per cent lower rate of antibiotic prescribing by a GP practice corresponded to a five to six point reduction on GP satisfaction rankings. The study, which was published in the British Journal of General Practice, analysed records [...]

By |2015-12-11T10:17:22+00:00December 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dr Carl Clowes Becomes Honorary Fellow Of The RCGP

Dr Carl Clowes, Non-Executive Director at Public Health Wales, has become the first GP to receive an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to health in Wales and overseas. Carl was awarded the honour following a career of more than 45 years, during which he [...]

By |2015-12-11T10:01:42+00:00December 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments