General practice

Artificial intelligence to help boost NHS winter response and prevent avoidable admissions

Artificial intelligence (AI) will spot patients at risk of needing to go to hospital so community NHS teams can get to them first and reduce pressures on A&Es, as part of a range of tech and data solutions being rolled out across the NHS ahead of winter. Four GP practices in Somerset are trialling an […]

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Expanded NHS support available for patients in GP practices across the country

The support on offer for patients at their GP practice is expanding, thanks to thousands more healthcare staff working in local communities and the new GP access recovery plan. More than 31,000 additional staff have been recruited into healthcare roles at general practices across the country since 2019 – meaning an expanded team of health […]

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NHS to invite almost a million more people for shingles vaccine as human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine moves to one dose

From today almost a million more people (900,000) will become eligible for a shingles vaccination, on the same day that the HPV vaccine moves to a single dose for under 25s. The NHS has updated two of its life-saving vaccination programmes, following the latest advice by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which […]

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