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Sunday 21 July 2019


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Key topics include: Patient surveys, Expert patient programmes, Primary care awards, Patient information, Patient participation groups
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NHS England announces changes to key question in Friends and Family Test

Friday 12th July 2019

NHS England’s flagship patient feedback tool will be modified next year, with patients no longer being asked if they would recommend the service to their family or friends.
The feedback tool’s key question, ‘How likely are you to recommend our service to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?’ will be scrapped from April 2020, following feedback from stakeholders that it should be ‘clearer and more accessible’....

Thu, 1 Jun 2006
A new breed of healthcare professional, called a medical care practitioner, is likely to feature in the multidisciplinary general practice of the future. This Management in Practice report looks at this new role, currently being developed in the UK, which is modelled on the North American physician assistant, who is trained to diagnose, manage and treat illnesses under the supervision of a doctor
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Patient participation in GP surgeries is not new. The first patient participation groups (PPGs) began in both England and Wales in the early 1970s, long before central government started the promotion and development of the concept of patient and public involvement. NAPP’s Danny Daniels has the lowdown …
Thu, 1 Dec 2005
The way we view our patients is a vital key to success within 21st-century primary care ...