Stressed GPs are promised national occupational health service

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The NHS plans to launch a new national occupational health service from next April to support general practitioners experiencing burnout and stress.

A national service specification based on successful local programmes will form part of a wider, major new drive from NHS England to improve the health and wellbeing of NHS staff. The scheme will include serving healthier food, offering health checks in the workplace, and promoting physical activity among staff.NHS_England

Toolkit for Communications in Health Care Improvement

Health Foundation Logo The Health Foundation have just launched a new online communications toolkit for healthcare improvement. View the toolkit here 

The toolkit is written for health care professionals working in improvement who want to understand and use communications to better plan, implement and spread their work.
It includes sections on: planning for success, getting started, sustaining interest and spreading your work. Read the full press release here 

People who develop type 2 diabetes show increased antibiotic use before onset

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People who develop type 2 diabetes show increased use of antibiotics in the years before diagnosis than people who do not develop the condition, a Danish population based case-control study has shown.

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, included all 170 504 people in Denmark who had newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and were using glucose lowering agents for the first time from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2012