BBC News: More ‘social prescribers’ to ease pressure on GPs

28 January 2019
Source: BBC News

The number of workers trained to prescribe social activities, like exercise groups and art classes, to GP patients who don’t need pills, is set to rise, under NHS England plans. The aim is that “link workers” will support GPs and reduce their workload. The link worker’s role is to help patients find suitable community activities to improve their health and

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OnMedica: GPs poorly informed about degenerative eye disease, survey suggests

24 February 2017
Source: OnMedica

Patients with macular degeneration are not getting the help and support they need from their GPs to manage and treat their condition properly, suggests research* published in the online journal BMJ Open. GPs don’t seem to be very well informed, and the lack of timely information from optometrists and eye specialists may be leading to more patients being registered sight

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Blind Veterans UK supports GP training days to improve understanding of veterans’ health

19 January 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

National military charity Blind Veterans UK is involved in an innovative joint project supporting Health Education England in delivering a series of half day and full day training sessions on veterans’ healthcare for GPs across England. Blind Veterans UK, which provides free services and support for all veterans, no matter when they served and how they lost their sight, was

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