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More than half of UK GPs ‘dangerously overworked’ and other stories

More than half of UK GPs dangerously overworked


The medical publication Pulse has published survey results indicating that UK GPs are being heavily overworked.

GPs are seeing up to 60 patients a day, double the number they consider safe, as services struggle with staff shortages and a rising demand for care.

In 2015, the government pledged to increase the number of GPs by 5,000 by 2020.

But the workforce has shrunk further since then.

NHS England plans to tackle the problem by increasing the overall number of health professionals in GP surgeries by twenty thousand.

London man at large after hammer attack

Satheesan Appu. Source: Metropolitan Police.

A London man is wanted by detectives after a ‘vicious’ domestic assault and threats to kill.

Satheesan Appu, 42, allegedly attacked the victim with a hammer, causing a facial injury.

In a statement, PC Dave Whaley said that the victim in this case was ‘very worried’ about Appu’s escape.

Mr Appu is known to frequent East Ham and Ilford.

If spotted, police have advised the public not to confront Mr Appu, and to call 999 immediately. 

Iran withdraws from nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani in a cabinet meeting. Source: President.Ir.

Iran has announced its partial withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear deal.

President Hassan Rouhani said he would keep uranium stocks in the country rather than sell them abroad.

He’s also threatened to resume production of higher enriched uranium in sixty days.

The agreement was originally designed to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions in return for sanctions relief, but Iranian-American tensions have been on the rise in recent years.

A year ago the US also abandoned its commitments to the deal.


Disney announces new Star Wars films and Avatar sequel

Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Disney have announced three new movies in its Star Wars franchise.

The first film will be launched in 2022 and with more over the next four years.

Full details about the new films are yet to be announced.

However, it’s clear that the storylines won’t follow on from the plot of the last film in the saga, The Rise of Skywalker.

Disney has also annouced that James Cameron’s follow-up to Avatar will come out on Dec. 17, 2021 instead of Dec. 18, 2020.

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