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Thursday 18 January 2018
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Practice development

New framework to reduce duplication in general practice

Friday 12th January 2018

A new framework on how to share information and avoid duplication of requests in general practice has been published today.

Joint framework: Commissioning and regulating together, the first document published by the Regulation of General Practice Programme Board (...

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
Thu, 31 Aug 2006
A UK-wide survey of general practice has revealed that, for many surgeries, a lack of space is a significant problem: three-quarters of those who took part claimed their buildings were not suitable for their expected future needs. This Management in Practice report looks at the findings of the survey and why some practices are struggling to achieve funding for premises development
Thu, 31 Aug 2006
Since the approval of the new General Medical Services contract in 2004, partnerships in general practice can now include nonclinical members of the primary healthcare team, as well as practice nurses. Simon Carvell, a GP partner, asks: will this open the floodgates for a new breed of practice manager partner? And is general practice ready for this development?
Thu, 31 Aug 2006
Over the last decade, fire regulations have been renewed and amended. So, in a bid to streamline fire regulations, one common piece of legislation will be introduced on 1 October 2006: The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Wendy Garcarz outlines what practices need to know about this new fire safety legislation, and the steps you need to take to implement it
Thu, 31 Aug 2006
Before launching a new career as a general practice manager, Carl Beard ran a healthcare practice in the Royal Air Force (RAF). He reveals the differences between the two environments, and how he coped with the change from a military to a civilian setting