MPs are unhappy with GPs' choosing ability
GPs ‘swayed by drug marketers’

Too many GPs are being influenced by pharmaceutical marketing rather than official NHS advice when it comes to ordering drugs, MPs believe. A report published today by the Commons’ public accounts committee makes the claim as it analyses the £8 billion spent every year by the NHS on prescription drugs. “It’s hard to doubt that… Read more »

Answer NRW’s call for evidence on wild bird licensing says BASC
Improvements to livestock worrying legislation welcome news for gamekeepers, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has welcomed the announcement that enclosed gamebirds are to be included within enhanced livestock worrying legislation in England and Wales. Listing enclosed gamebirds and increasing police powers for dealing with incidents of livestock worrying are just two parts of a wider Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill introduced… Read more »

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Stark warning for NHS IT
NHS IT system warned of ‘bleak future’

The NHS computing system faces a “bleak future”, with delays, escalating costs and clinician disillusionment, the latest report into the struggling system has concluded. The Commons’ public accounts committee (PAC) concluded a review of the National Programme for IT with the warning that urgent action is needed to improve services. Problems identified by PAC include… Read more »