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‘I remain a frontline GP, so I know the pressures we face’

Tuesday 19th December 2017

As NHS England’s head of primary care, Dr Arvind Madan is faced with the mammoth task of implementing the changes set out in the General Practice Forward View (GPFV).

After only two years in the role, the east London GP has made quite an impression. With experience in turning around a dozen struggling practices, he has been working hard on achieving everything set out in the GPFV.

His ambitions to build a new version of general practice partly came from the...

Thu, 31 Aug 2006
There are relatively few indicators for mental health in relation to the importance of these conditions; this reflects the complexity of mental health problems. These indicators focus on patients with serious mental illness. Jill Burke takes us through the issues of identifying patients, setting up the register and other data-quality issues that you may encounter
Thu, 31 Aug 2006
Calculating Quality and Outcomes Framework points correctly and uniformly is vital to ensuring the accurate assessment of practices’ performances. Yet exception reporting poses a problem: the set-up of the IT data system means that significant variations can creep into these figures. Julian Le Saux identifies the loopholes that you should be aware of
Wed, 31 May 2006
With new NHS IT initiatives and the increase of paperless surgeries, computers are more essential than ever to today’s practices. So it’s vital that IT staff are on hand to remedy any computer problems that may arise. But as Simon Wright illustrates, efforts should be made to ensure data security is not compromised by the accessibility of computer records
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The advent of digital technology has meant that typing up dictated referral letters from GPs no longer need involve searching for lost cassettes and grappling with tape. Dr Peter Crouch assesses the value of dictation devices for practice managers who may be considering adopting a digital transcription system for their surgery
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
The government’s flagship Choose and Book electronic booking application, recently adopted in more than 40% of practices in England, has introduced patient choice into the NHS. But many GPs have mixed feelings about whether the service will benefit their practices or whether it will merely create additional work …
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Changes to the GMS national contract for 2006/07, drawn up to develop services and improve chronic disease management further, have now been released and will come into effect from April. Fiona Jenkins takes a look at some of the main items of the contract and considers what these additional, significant changes will mean to practices