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How can practices tap into sustainable solutions to today’s workload pressures?

Friday 11th August 2017

GP shortages, outdated IT equipment, inadequate premises and a funding crisis. All familiar headlines for the NHS, underpinned by a rapidly increasing workload for most GP practices.  Undoubtedly, there are significant challenges ahead. But behind the headlines, pioneering work is already going on as practices look to technology to help futureproof the NHS and ensure the service can survive in the long term. So where are the quick wins for practices looking to improve quality and...

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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
Tue, 9 Sep 2014
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
Wed, 3 Sep 2014
NHS Employers’ assistant director of employment services, Ruth Warden, gives an overview of new information to help managers handle sick leave effectively
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The CQC has announced a new system of ‘special measures’ for GP practices which we plan to introduce in October this year, as part of our plans to inspect and rate all GP surgeries
Tue, 5 Aug 2014
Dr Steve Field, CQC chief inspector of general practice's blog, along with a 'myth-busting column' about the use of defibrillators, oxygen and oximeters in GP surgeries from the CQC senior national GP advisor
Tue, 5 Aug 2014
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014
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