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Saturday 1 November 2014

Top stories

02.10.14: Health Education England has been asked to find out exactly how many primary and community care staff are needed across the country
31.10.14: Step-by-step guides to help practices deal with an Ebola outbreak have been published today by the RCGP
30.10.14: GPs and social workers are ideally placed to work together to implement radical solutions to the funding crises facing both general practice and social work, a joint report has claimed
30.10.14: The NHS Health Check programme could be a "waste of resources" as it was not rigorously checked before being brought in, a government committee has claimed
31.10.14: Step-by-step guides to help practices deal with an Ebola outbreak have been published today by the RCGP
09.10.14: CQC has inspected 30 NHS GP out-of-hours services and found examples of excellence practice, but also variation in quality
17.10.14: Wide variation in the quality of primary care services has been revealed as a cause for concern in the CQC's annual State of Care report
27.10.14: New organisations that provide GP and hospital services, together with mental health, community and social care have been proposed by NHS England
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Personal practice

Andy Drane: How will general practice be affected if Scotland decides to become independent? Two days before the ground-breaking vote specialist healthcare solicitor Andy Drane outlines possible changes
Dr James Kingsland: In this co-written post, Dr James Kingsland and Graham Roberts, managing director of Assura Group explain why the Five Year Forward View must revolutionise primary care estates
Steve Field: For the last two weeks the Care Quality Commission's chief inspector of general practice, Steve Field, has been busy meeting CQC staff and taking part in inspections

Events 2014

16th October

CQC Handbook

What can you expect when you are inspected? Our CQC Rule book, sponsored by DBG, provides tips, advice and insight for practice managers planning and preparing for a CQC inspection.
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