Finding your feet in general practice
Every primary care network (PCN) is appointing new professionals to work in general practice through the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS). There has never been a time when it is more essential that these new professionals, many of whom may not have worked in general practice before, hit the ground running. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Service improvement and change: it ’s the simple things that get in the way
General practice is seeing some of the most challenging times, not least with the Covid pandemic, but also just delivering day to day care with what appears to be a tsunami of demand. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs can learn from pandemic to strengthen relationship with patients, says RCGP chair
General practice can build on changes to care during the COVID-19 pandemic to strengthen relationships with patients, the RCGP chair has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 9, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP Source Type: news

An introduction to new roles in general practice for practice staff
One of the success factors to embed new roles in practices is making sure that existing staff understand the change and can support implementing the new patient pathways. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

April PCC Insight now available
The April edition of PCC Insight reflects on the publication of the White Paper, considering the cultural changes needed to make implementation a success, the implications for general practice and the opportunities the White Paper may bring. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General practice and local charities open an allotment for their local community
In this case study, read how the Oxford Terrace and Rawling Road Medical Group practice in Bensham, Gateshead has worked with local charities Best of Bensham and the Carers Association to open a shared allotment space to patients as part of their social prescribing offer. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 7, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) and improving general practice appointment data (GPAD)
NHS England has published a suite of documents to support the updated Network Contract DES from April 2021. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

April PCC Insight now available
The April edition of PCC Insight reflects on the publication of the White Paper, considering the cultural changes needed to make implementation a success, the implications for general practice and the opportunities the White Paper may bring. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 31, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How do GP trainees see their future in general practice?
Since 2016 The King ’s Fund has surveyed doctors who are in training to become GPs, and at the end of 2020 the survey was repeated and 810 GP trainees across England responded. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 31, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England plans to 'embed total triage' in general practice post-pandemic
NHS systems will be expected to embed total triage in general practice beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a health service strategy paper that also outlines plans for a 'significant' rise in online consultations. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Investment in General Practice in England, 2015/16 to 2019/20
This report details the Government ’s investment in General Practice services and the reimbursement for drugs dispensed in General Practices from 2015/16 to 2019/20. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP practices delivering 1m appointments a week more than pre-pandemic, says NHS England
General practice is delivering around 7m appointments per week including work on COVID-19 vaccinations - a staggering 1m a week more than before the pandemic, NHS England has said (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 25, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workload Source Type: news

An introduction to new roles in general practice for practice staff
This three hour virtual workshop for practice staff offers an overview of primary care networks (PCNs) and introduces delegates to the additional specialist roles being recruited by PCNs, via the additional roles recruitment scheme (ARRS). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Some integrated care systems could starve GPs of funding, warns RCGP chair
Integrated care systems 'simply won't work' in parts of England and could starve general practice of funding, RCGP chair Professor Martin Marshall has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP Source Type: news

Practice manager development programme
The last year has been challenging for the NHS and in particular for general practice. Now, more than ever, practice managers need support to develop and finesse their leadership skills to enable them to take on the new challenges ahead. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs must define role for triage and remote consultations post-pandemic, says RCGP chair
Triage and remote consultations have a role to play in general practice beyond the pandemic - but GPs must be free to choose the right balance for their local population, RCGP chair Professor Martin Marshall has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP Source Type: news

Supporting general practice: additional £120m funding
A letter from Ed Waller and Dr Nikita Kanani informing general practice that £120 million of revenue funding has been ringfenced exclusively for general practice, to support the expansion of capacity until the end of September. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Remote working toolkit for general practices and primary care networks
Building 2 External 0 0 0 effective teams in general practice How to build effective teams in general practice false https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/effective-teams-general-practice true false%> is difficult. But building effective teams when members of the team are not working in the same location can be even more challenging. Remote working is on the increase – not least because the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that over the past year many general practice staff have found themselves working at home, or in a practice but needing to work at a distance from other members of the team. And the introduction ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Workforce data – reminder to practices and PCNs
NHS Digital will extract the latest general practice and PCN workforce data from the National Workforce Reporting System (NWRS) on Wednesday 31 March, covering changes between 1 January and 31 March. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Remote working toolkit for general practices and primary care networks
As remote working continues to be a reality for many, what are the implications for primary care? (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Community pharmacist consultation service toolkit for practices
This toolkit is a practical guide for GP practices and primary care networks on how patients can be referred to community pharmacists from general practice for minor illness conditions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 12, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Update on vaccination and immunisation changes for 2021/22
NHS England has published a letter confirming the changes to the provision of routine vaccination and immunisation in general practice from 1 April 2021. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General practice must be 'foundation of any successful ICS', warns RCGP
General practice must be the 'foundation of any successful integrated care system (ICS)', the RCGP chair has warned amid concerns over the impact of NHS reforms. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 10, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: New care models Source Type: news

A cross-sectional study reporting concussion exposure, assessment and management in Western Australian general practice - Thomas E, Chih HJ, Gabbe B, Fitzgerald M, Cowen G.
BACKGROUND: General Practitioners (GPs) may be called upon to assess patients who have sustained a concussion despite limited information being available at this assessment. Information relating to how concussion is actually being assessed and managed in G... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Now we health workers know how empty Boris Johnson's 'clap for heroes' really was | Rachel Clarke
We ’ve had a traumatic year and lost patients and colleagues. But all he offers us is a derisory 1% pay offerRachel Clarke is a palliative care doctor and the author of Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a Time of PandemicWhen the NHS saved his lifelast April, Boris Johnson could not have reacted more fulsomely on social media. “Our NHS is the beating heart of this country,” he waxed lyrical in a widely posted video. “It is the best of this country. It is unconquerable. It is powered by love.” The prime minister made a point of singling out two of his intensive care nurses by name, Luis Pitarma a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Clarke Tags: Nursing NHS Health Society Politics UK news Conservatives Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Microbiology Source Type: news

An introduction to new roles in general practice for practice staff
This three hour virtual workshop for practice support staff offers an overview of primary care networks (PCNs) and introduces delegates to the additional specialist roles being recruited by PCNs, via the additional roles recruitment scheme (ARRS). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 testing in general practice, DHSC
Information for general practices on providing coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding your feet in general practice
Every primary care network (PCN) is appointing new professionals to work in general practice through the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS). There has never been a time when it is more essential that these new professionals, many of whom may not have worked in general practice before, hit the ground running. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Secretary ’s message to GPs on pandemic effort
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, has expressed his thanks to all those in general practice who have continued to deliver dedicated care throughout the pandemic. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government must halt 'stealth privatisation' of dozens of GP practices, warns Labour
Labour has urged the government to halt the 'stealth privatisation' of dozens of GP practices taken over by a US health insurance company that now provides general practice for 500,000 NHS patients. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

COVID-19 funding for general practice cannot stop in March, GPs warn chancellor
COVID-19 support funding for general practice must be increased and extended beyond the end of the current financial year, the BMA and RCGP have warned ahead of the chancellor's 2021 budget announcement. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Cochrane community participates in a virtual walk to raise money for Anne Anderson Award
The global Cochrane community are walking andraising money for the annual Anne Anderson Award, which is given to a Cochrane member who has contributed meaningfully to the promotion of women as leaders and contributors to the organization.Given we can't meet in-person for our 2021 Anne Anderson Walk, we are doing it virtually. Participants are making donations and sharing pictures themselves on their walk or their local area - click on the map below to see!  Who is Anne Anderson?Anne Anderson was a contributor to the stream of thinking and effort that gave birth to evidence-based health care. A clinically qualified rep...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Finding your feet in general practice
Every primary care network (PCN) is appointing new professionals to work in general practice through the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS). There has never been a time when it is more essential that these new professionals, many of whom may not have worked in general practice before, hit the ground running. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Best practice for remote working and virtual patient care in general practice, RCGP
This RCGP interactive e-learning module aims to highlight various existing tools available to most clinicians in general practice to provide remote working and virtual patient care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Top 10 tips on what to do in primary care, RCGP (updated 19th February 2021)
This resource is regularly updated with advice on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in general practice. This update was published on 19th February 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Amazing effort in the most challenging of times': GPs hailed for COVID-19 vaccine drive
General practice teams have been praised by the BMA for their ‘amazing effort’ in helping to deliver 15m first doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the midst of the pandemic. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 16, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Finding your feet in general practice
Every primary care network (PCN) is appointing new professionals to work in general practice through the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Accessing general practice comms toolkit
We know it can be difficult for individual practices to communicate with the public about access to GP services while also running the vaccination programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How a virtual reality app is being used to support GP recruitment
A virtual reality app, which shows what it is like to be a GP in the NHS, is being used to support international recruitment and to inspire A-level students to consider a career in general practice. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 11, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Supporting general practice 2021/22
This slideshow is a summary of a letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement and the British Medical Association General Practitioners Committee England setting out further measures to support general practice in 2021/22. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP relationship with patients 'as important as a scalpel to a surgeon', says RCGP chair
Effective general practice relies on GPs' ability to develop relationships with patients - but this essential feature of the profession is at risk, the RCGP chair has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 10, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP Source Type: news

Practice manager development programme
The last year has been challenging for the NHS and in particular for general practice. Now, more than ever, practice managers need to finesse their leadership skills to enable them to take on the new challenges ahead of them. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

International Women's Day Panel on diversity in health evidence synthesis - 8 March 2021
International Women's Day is March 8th!  Join us as we discuss and highlight minority women and young investigators working in health science and evidence synthesis. Hear about their career paths, who has inspired them, and what advice they have for other women interested in or working in health evidence synthesis.  Learn about Cochrane’s role in evidence Synthesis and how anyone can get involved.Each year Cochrane hosts an event in the name of Anne Anderson, a pioneering woman in health evidence synthesis.   In the past it's been the'Ann Anderson Walk'at the Cochrane Colloquium to raise money for...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

International Women's Day Panel on diversity in health evidence synthesis
On International Women's Day 2021 we discussed and highlighted minority women and young investigators working in health science and evidence synthesis.  Watch the recording to hear about their career paths, who has inspired them, and what advice they have for other women interested in or working in health evidence synthesis.  Learn about Cochrane’s role in evidence Synthesis and how anyone can get involved.Each year Cochrane hosts an event in the name of Anne Anderson, a pioneering woman in health evidence synthesis.   In the past it's been the'Anne Anderson Walk'at the Cochrane Colloquium to rais...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

VIDEO: International Women's Day Panel on diversity in health evidence synthesis
On International Women's Day 2021 we discussed and highlighted minority women and young investigators working in health science and evidence synthesis.  Watch the recording to hear about their career paths, who has inspired them, and what advice they have for other women interested in or working in health evidence synthesis.  Learn about Cochrane’s role in evidence Synthesis and how anyone can get involved.Each year Cochrane hosts an event in the name of Anne Anderson, a pioneering woman in health evidence synthesis.   In the past it's been the'Anne Anderson Walk'at the Cochrane Colloquium to rais...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Health creation: how can primary care networks succeed in reducing health inequalities?
This report summarises the discussions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PCNs to miss out on tens of millions of pounds as pandemic hits recruitment
General practice in England could miss out on tens of millions of pounds in funding with some primary care networks (PCN) expecting to underspend on recruitment by up to a fifth, GPonline has learned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 5, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Primary care networks Source Type: news

Are anticholinergic symptoms a risk factor for falls in older general practice patients with polypharmacy? Study protocol for the development and validation of a prognostic model - Dinh TS, Gonz ález-González AI, Meid AD, Snell KIE, Rudolf H, Brueckle MS, Blom JW, Thiem U, Trampisch HJ, Elders PJM, Donner-Banzhoff N, Gerlach FM, Harder S, van den Akker M, Glasziou PP, Haefeli WE, Muth C.
BACKGROUND: Cumulative anticholinergic exposure, also known as anticholinergic burden, is associated with a variety of adverse outcomes. However, studies show that anticholinergic effects tend to be underestimated by prescribers, and anticholinergics are t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Primary Care Network: Pulse oximetry supporting general practice, NHS England
Pulse oximeters are being distributed across the country to help support the COVID-19 pandemic response. This case study describes how they work and their application in general, and successful use in one practice, identifying positive cases that needed hospital admission. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination programme, RCGP (updated 28th January 2021)
The latest updates on the COVID-19 vaccine, including: COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination #RCGPLive: COVID-19 vaccination in general practice Clinician FAQs and guidance on COVID-19 vaccine for patients receiving Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Managing anaphylaxis: guidance for GPs delivering the COVID-19 vaccine (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news