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Friday 22 April 2016
The junior doctors’ fight against the government doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Both sides have made valid points but until there is any concrete evidence to go off it is impossible to say who is right?
Friday 22 April 2016
Michelle Drage, chief executive of Londonwide Local Medical Committees, discusses how she and the organisation supports its members but also recognises the problems practices across the UK are facing
Friday 22 April 2016
The government has announced that it will be providing a ‘rescue package’ to help ease the burden on general practice’s shoulders. But until this comes into force practices across the UK have had to look at other ways to solve the heavy workload faced by surgeries and their teams
Friday 22 April 2016
An interest in sports medicine and an innovative approach to helping patients with substance misuse issues in a deprived area has helped Providence Surgery attain an outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission
Friday 22 April 2016
Securing your finances for the future has always been a minefield. Lately, it’s got even more confusing as employees can fall under different pension schemes. But what do you need to know about your scheme and your staff’s?
Friday 22 April 2016
Preparing a business plan can be a daunting process but it’s fast becoming a popular tool to help practices see where there are struggles and triumphs
Friday 22 April 2016
Capacity, lasting powers of attorney and the Court of Protection – what GPs and practice managers need to know
Friday 22 April 2016
There have been bucket loads of information on revalidation for nurses but managers also need to know what it means for them and the practice. Here, we outline how the surgery can play its part in this new process
Friday 22 April 2016
The risk of needle-stick injury in general practice is high. It’s important that all team members know what course of action to take if someone is injured
Friday 22 April 2016
Read codes have been in use by the NHS since the 80s. While it has played a useful part there have been issues with the system. Snomed CT will replace it and be implemented throughout the UK in 2017
Friday 22 April 2016
It’s no secret that the NHS is encouraging patients to take control of their health. But this can prove difficult with language and cultural barriers in place. In Bradford a pilot took place to help improve self-management of diabetes
Friday 22 April 2016
GPs have always advocated patients’ fitness but often find their 10-minute appointment slots don’t allow for such a discussion. Since 2015 a programme has been in place across the UK that focuses solely on patient work-out sessions
Friday 22 April 2016
The phones are usually off the hook in general practice but Mondays are known to be extra busy with patients scrambling to get the earliest appointments possible. There are ways to look at altering this pattern to free up those phone lines
Friday 22 April 2016
By autumn 2016 all general practices in England should have had a CQC inspection. What has the Care Quality Commission come across in its inspections so far?
Friday 22 April 2016
Practices in Wales have the option to work within a cluster in order to provide help for one another. The neighbourly advice has so far served well for Central and South Denbighshire cluster group
Friday 22 April 2016
The practice manager has a great responsibility in the day-to-day running of a surgery. So it’s no surprise that their skills and knowledge have been snapped up by clinical commissioning groups