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Monday 8 February 2016
The workload that is flooding into general practices is continuing to increase and the pressure is building for both staff and patients. Stephen Dorrell discusses how he and the NHS Confederation see the burden lifting
Monday 8 February 2016
Patients’ non-medical needs are being brought to the forefront of general practice, and some surgeries across the UK are doing their best to ensure these requirements are met
Monday 8 February 2016
Suicide is the leading cause of death in England and Wales for young men. The male population is notorious for not seeking help, but Victoria Medical Centre in Westminster took matters into its own hands to tackle the situation head on
Monday 8 February 2016
One way to see how you can improve performance in your surgery is by looking at how other practices have faired in their QOF points
Monday 8 February 2016
Continuing professional development in primary care is often related to GPs and nurses to aid appraisal and revalidation, but there are good reasons to foster a culture of learning and development throughout the whole practice team
Monday 8 February 2016
It’s become increasingly popular to hire younger workers in a bid to open new opportunities for them and employers. However, there are certain laws that need to be adhered to
Monday 8 February 2016
Defibrillators are not always in the public’s conscience, but there are ways that general practice can help to promote and educate this life saving tool to people other than health care professionals
Monday 8 February 2016
The Primary Care Transformation Fund has practices drawing up plans for revamps and extensions. But NHS England has changed the process and now clinical commissioning groups head up the bids
Monday 8 February 2016
The consequences of not having procedures in place if patients fall and injure themselves could be unpleasant for them and the practice. Are you aware of what should be done in case such accidents occur?
Monday 8 February 2016
The phones aren’t ringing as much as they used to and it’s all because of the drive for general practice to go online. Where is NHS England with Patient Online now and what are the plans for the future?
Monday 8 February 2016
There is an abundance of information on data security out there, but what do you do if this fails and hackers attack your online system?
Monday 8 February 2016
It can be hard to reach victims of domestic violence and it’s unlikely they will seek help. In Swindon a pilot has been set up so that general practices are in a position to help those unable to come forward
Monday 8 February 2016
Is the move to form GP federations merely a passing phase or does it address a need that previously didn’t exist?
Monday 8 February 2016
The Five Year Forward View’s ambition has been to bring health and social care together and streamline services. The Primary Care Home model is a community-based provider that does just this and offers an alternative solution to the heavy demand hospitals face
Monday 8 February 2016
Elderly scam victims are more than twice as likely to go into care than their unaffected neighbours. General practice can play a vital role in spotting victims and helping them through difficult times