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Thursday 24 July 2014

Top stories

02.06.14: Millions of patients across England are facing a postcode lottery when trying to book an appointment with their local GP, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has warned
23.05.14: GPs from across the UK have rejected calls to introduce a charge for access to general practice
24.07.14: GP Taskforce has released a government-commissioned report revealing that the GP workforce is under serious threat
23.07.14: A review has found that the number of people using out-of-hours services has decreased by one third in six years to 5.8 million in 2013/14, according to the National Audit Office
03.07.14: NHS Employers have developed a self-assessment checklist which organisations will be encouraged to complete as part of their wider values based employment practices to see how ready their organisation is for value based recruitment
02.07.14: The Care Quality Commission chief inspector of general practice has been exploring innovative integrated care solutions in the US
01.07.14: All staff now have the right to request flexible working from their employers
30.06.14: GPs with a poor record of spotting cancer could be “exposed” under plans that have been slammed by doctors’ leaders

Personal practice

Steve Field: Ill and physically disabled young people are not always getting the care they need when they approach adulthood, a report from the chief inspector of general practice has revealed
Steve Field: Can revalidation spot the next 'Harold Shipman'? The chief inspector of general practice votes no - and explains why - in this blog post
Dr Gavin Jamie: GP Gavin Jamie provides a run-through of how the contract update and other recent changes affect coalface GPs - from 'accountable GPs' and practice boundary pilots to IT updates

Events 2014

7th October
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.
Click here to view

General Practice Awards 2014

General Practice Awards 2014

The General Practice Awards are back for 2014! That means another chance to receive some well-deserved recognition for the valuable services you provide to your community. Taking place this year on the evening of the 20th November at the luxurious London Lancaster Hotel, it’s a night not be missed – but you have to be in it to win it!

You've already done the hard part, in changing your services or going those extra miles to best serve your patients, so now entering the General Practice Awards is the easy bit, and is entirely free! Tell us about the fabulous work carried out by you, your colleagues, a team as a whole, or an individual.

Click here to nominate yourself or your team today!