Medical News Briefing

Health promotion campaign wastes millions, claim GPs

GPs have condemned the government in Scotland for wasting millions of pounds of scarce NHS resources on a ‘worthless’ health promotion campaign. Doctors at the Scottish annual GP conference today voted unanimously that the Scottish Government’s campaign, Life Begins at 40, is a waste of money. They agreed the campaign did nothing to address inequalitiesContinue reading

Bill risks patients’ confidentiality, warn Doctors

The BMA has voiced fears that the age of consortia GPs following the Health and Social Care Bill could threaten the confidentiality of patient records. Ethics department head Dr Vivienne Nathanson claimed the Government was putting its desire for access to information ahead of respect for patient confidentiality. She warned: ‘The Health Bill proposes thatContinue reading