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STD boom!

Congratulations Washington, DC- your rate of syphilis is #3 highest in the US.  As STD rates have continued to rise over the past few years, our area has the unfortunate distinction of having high rates of sexually transmitted infections. 502 more words

Primary Care

A mixed methods study to understand patient expectations for antibiotics for an upper respiratory tract infection

Gaarslev, C. et al. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control. Published online: 20 October 2016

Background: Antimicrobial resistance is a public health challenge supplemented by inappropriate prescribing, especially for an upper respiratory tract infection in primary care.

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Antibiotic Resistance

Geriatric conditions, are they recognized as relevant problems by community dwelling older people?

Marjon van Rijn is a PhD candidate at the department of Geriatric Medicine in the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam and lecturer at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences the Netherlands.  360 more words

A&A Journal

East Dunbartonshire HSCP....Keeping their residents physically active.

Here in East Dunbartonshire, we have an ever ageing population, therefore, falls and the consequences of falls are a major and growing concern for older people and health and social care providers. 669 more words

A Landmark Commitment: £0.5bn for GPs

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made this promise at the SNP Conference on 15th October, 2016:

The NHS of the future must be built on a real shift from acute care to primary and community care. 1,253 more words

Cancer Awareness Measures (CAM) survey: perceived barriers to seeing GPs

Forty per cent of people say that having to talk through their symptoms with doctors’ receptionists could put them off going to their GP, according to research.

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