Identification and tracking of Addictovigilance signals in general practice: which interactions between the general practitioners and the French Addictovigilance Network? - Gentile G, Jego M, Spadari M, Griffiths K, Jouanjus E, Micallef J.
Addictovigilance is a health vigilance dedicated to the survey of medicinal or illicit psychoactive substance use disorders (SUDs). France is the only European country to have a vigilance system specifically dedicated to substances with an abuse/addiction ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The real general practice forward view: what practices can do now
As the GP forward view passes its second anniversary, PCC is planning events to help practices understand the practical steps they can take to ease workload and improve sustainability. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Partnering with a purpose: making collaboration work
Better joined up services can only work with the full engagement of primary care and particularly general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gosport may have a negative impact on end-of-life care in general practice
Researchers from the University of Bristol have highlighted the potentially negative impact the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital may have on end-of-life care delivered at home. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

NHS performance figures show ‘the writing is on the wall’
New figures are ‘baptism of fire’ for health secretary with NHS under intolerable strain Related items fromOnMedica GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Fund NHS standards or change them, warn NHS Providers Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care General practice has ‘serious structural faults’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP Team of the Year: ‘Our access system has revolutionised the patients’ experience’
Richmond Road Medical Centre, recognised at last year’s General Practice Awards, has transformed services for its patients in Hackney, east London. Rachel Carter reports.   In 2016, the team at Richmond Road Medical Centre (RRMC) in Hackney, east London, knew that without‘drastic change’ their practice risked going under. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Premises fees owed by GP practices climb to £202m
GP practices owe£202m in unpaid premises fees to government-owned NHS Property Services (NHS PS) and Community Health Partnerships (CHP), a health minister has revealed.  This latest figure, up to the end of 2017/18, represents a£79m increase compared with the previous year, when practices owed£123m to the two companies, as revealed by our sister publication Pulse.  In response GP leaders have said the charges are'a significant threat to general practice' and must be'abandoned'. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Breaking the cycle of despair: the support practices really need
National policy is focused on strengthening general practice – both as a critical service in its own right and as an essential part of emerging integrated care systems. The reality on the ground is often at odds with the national vision, either because promised funding is slow to get through or because practices are too busy keeping the show on the road to worry about the luxury of improvement. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Partnering with a purpose: making collaboration work
Better joined up services can only work with the full engagement of primary care and particularly general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trusts must improve support for bereaved families
GPs can use guidance as best practice for helping families Related items fromOnMedica Ombudsman warns GPs over patient removal More daytime GP appointments better than longer opening hours General practice faces holiday pressure in Northern Ireland GPs to submit monthly data on friends and family test Minority patients less happy with their GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Primary Care Networks: The building blocks of an Integrated Care System Dorset, South West
This study explores how primary care contributes to integrated care systems and looks at the benefits of working in Primary Care Networks to provide more joined-up care for patients and to reduce pressures on the general practice workforce. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What we know about new health secretary Matt Hancock
Matt Hancock MP was appointed digital, culture, media and sport secretary in January 2018 having been a junior minister in the department since July 2016. He was first elected an MP in the 2010 general election in the West Suffolk constituency.  Before entering parliament, he worked as an economist at the Bank of England and as chief of staff to the shadow chancellor.  He has little health background, with no obvious links to the NHS, let alone general practice. He has not mentioned GPs or doctors since he started in Parliament in 2010.Hide related content:  Show related contentGallery: read more (...
Source: Management in Practice - July 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Primary care networks: The building blocks of an integrated care system
A case study explores how primary care contributes to integrated care systems (ICSs) It looks at the benefits of working in primary care networks to provide more joined-up care for patients and to reduce pressures on the general practice workforce. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework in England
This report presents the findings of the review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Practices lose £1,500 per student for undergraduate training, GPs warn
GP leaders have condemned a 'vicious cycle' of underfunding for undergraduate training in general practice - warning that practices are left hundreds of pounds out of pocket for each week they host a student. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Public health should be rebuilt around general practice, says top GP
Public health needs to be 'built around general practice', with an increased role for volunteers, a senior GP and NHS England social prescribing champion has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

Help to write the winning bid
General practices and other primary care providers can no longer rely on their core contracts for a sustainable income. Writing bids and responding to tenders is an art that requires a mixture of keen attention to detail, absolute clarity and persuasion. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RPS responds to news on state-backed indemnity scheme in general practice
Responding on the latest update from the Department of Health regarding a proposed state-backed indemnity scheme in general practice in England, Sandra Gidley, Chair of the English Pharmacy Board, sai (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS England responds to news on state-backed indemnity scheme in general practice
Responding on the latest update from the Department of Health regarding a proposed state-backed indemnity scheme in general practice in England, Sandra Gidley, Chair of the English Pharmacy Board, sai (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Disruptive innovation? Online consultation and general practice
New tools and services are already allowing general practice to work in new ways. They range from systems that enable practices to improve patient flows to AI based apps that do some of the work of GPs and services where the only face to face contact between doctor and patient is on a screen. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP contract reform is part of the long term plan
GPs, patients and healthcare professionals are being given the chance to have their say on plans by the NHS which will help shape the future of a modern general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP partnership review
A review, led by Dr Nigel Watson, will consider the challenges facing partnerships within the context of general practice and the wider NHS, the benefits and shortcomings of the partnership model for patients, partners, salaried GPs, locum GPs, practice nurses, and the wider NHS, and how best to reinvigorate the partnership model to equip it to help transform general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Key questions for the GP partnership review
The government's review of the GP partnership model will be considering 23 'key lines of enquiry' that cover workforce, workload, the business model of general practice and the role of general practice in the local healthcare system. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news

Making quality improvement a way of working in general practice
This case study looks at how Gloucestershire CCG rolled out a quality improvement programme to support their practices to collaborate, improve the quality of services delivered to patients and help GPs release time for care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sticking to one doctor is 'a matter of life and death'
A new systematic review — the first of its kind — shows just how important it is for patients to build a relationship with their doctors over time. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

How general practice has changed since the birth of the NHS
From one-doctor practices in the GP’s home to large-scale, computer-centred premises— general practice has changed significantly since 1948. Valeria Fiore tracks its progress over the past 70 years  There were no celebrations, no bands or public processions and few preliminary special pronouncements on 5 July 1948. I worked from the same premises as before, with the same arrangements for consultations and home visits for the same patients and with the same part-time staff, my wife.’ Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 29, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

GP contract 2018/19: Enhanced service specifications
NHS England has published advanced service specifications, descriptions of the services general practices may provide above and beyond the mandatory services in their core contracts. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Raid on NHS vanguard budget 'shows GPs need long-term funding pledge'
Funding leached from 'vanguard' NHS integration schemes shows that general practice needs a long-term guarantee of investment, the BMA's top GP has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

Traditional GP model will be swept aside by tech revolution, NHS England chair predicts
The NHS has reached a tipping point in the way it provides care and the traditional model of general practice may not be able to cope with the increasingly complex wealth of data that will be available in the future, NHS England's chair has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Cochrane takes its mission of promoting evidence-informed health decision-making to the UK Parliament
This week Cochrane was given the opportunity to speak as part of the UK ’s first ever Evidence Week at the Houses of Parliament in London, UK.The initiative, led bySense About Science, bought together MPs, peers, parliamentarians and others interested in science and health to talk about why health evidence is important and matters to global decision-makers.   It aimed to highlight the role of the House of Commons Library and share insights into the work of Parliament in seeking and scrutinizing the value of evidence for making better healthcare decisions. Cochrane joined Sense about Science, the House of Co...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Resilience can transform general practice not just keep the show on the road
PCC provided the support to one of the practices featured in a CQC report about ten practices who recovered from challenged positions and improved their CQC ratings. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General practice at risk of collapse but can be rebuilt, says BMA GPC chair
The foundation of general practice has‘serious structural faults’ and is at‘risk of collapse’, a leading GP has said.   Speaking to BMA members at its annual conference in Brighton, BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey said that despite the challenges that general practices faces today, its foundations can be rebuilt to ensure the future of the health service. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 26, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

General practice at risk of collapse but can be rebuilt, says BMA
The foundation of general practice has‘serious structural faults’ and is at‘risk of collapse’, a leading GP has said.   Speaking to BMA members at its annual conference in Brighton, BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey said that despite the challenges that general practices faces today, its foundations can be rebuilt to ensure the future of the health service. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 26, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

In full: Dr Richard Vautrey's speech at the 2018 BMA annual conference
GPC chair Dr Richard Vautrey used his speech at the 2018 BMA annual conference to warn that general practice was at serious risk of collapse - but highlighted signs that the argument for more funding and support was being won. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

General practice 'at serious risk of collapse', says GPC chair
General practice is 'at serious risk of collapse' - threatening the foundations on which the NHS is built, the BMA's top GP has told the union's annual conference. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

General practice has ‘serious structural faults’
GP leader warns of unmanageable pressures Related items fromOnMedica GPs ‘too exhausted’ to provide out-of-hours care General Practice ‘in crisis’ and ‘in need of reform’ GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years GP recruitment time-bomb ‘ready to explode’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England paints picture of General Practice Forward View progress
NHS England has published an infographic illustrating the progress of the General Practice Forward View programme two years on. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General practice 'top funding priority' for CCG finance chiefs
General practice is the number one priority for investment identified by CCG finance chiefs, a poll by a leading think tank shows. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Help to write the winning bid
General practices and other primary care providers can no longer rely on their core contracts for a sustainable income. Writing bids and responding to tenders is an art that requires a mixture of keen attention to detail, absolute clarity and persuasion. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

One in 10 primary care urgent care services in England not up to scratch
Despite value of these services commissioners don ’t always fund them adequately, says regulator Related items fromOnMedica NHS 111 redirects callers from A&E to general practice Extended GP opening hours are unlikely to ease burden on A&E GPs ‘too exhausted’ to provide out-of-hours care Blurred lines (where Improving Access and Out of Hours meet) Shifting care out of hospitals unlikely to save NHS money, in most cases (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Focus extra cash for NHS on services outside hospitals, say finance leads
Money should go to social care, community health, and general practice, survey results show Related items fromOnMedica Cash injection needed to bolster ‘fragile’ care system Doctors criticise government ’s ongoing failure with CAMHS Integrated mental health care cuts demand for GPs Mental health patients report poorer hospital experiences Community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Satisfaction with GP care falls in Wales
GP leaders blame underinvestment and workforce shortages Related items fromOnMedica Welsh general practice most underfunded in UK Care to be delivered ‘closer to home,’ says Welsh government Patients ’ views of hospital care are linked to nurse numbers Public ’s satisfaction with GPs is lowest ever, survey finds Warning that wait times to see GPs will rise by 2022 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP practices encouraged to become ‘Parkrun practices’
General practices across the UK are being encouraged to apply to become‘Parkrun practices’ as part of a joint initiative by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Parkrun UK.  The initiative could see thousands of patients being‘prescribed’ physical activit instead of medication and improve the quality of life for practice staff, patients and carers, the RCGP said.  Parkruns are free, volunteer-led 5k events that take place every Saturday morning across the UK. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 21, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Partnering with a purpose: making collaboration work
Better joined up services can only work with the full engagement of primary care and particularly general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The NHS at 70: General practice 1968 to 1990
The 1970s saw significant changes for GPs, but general practice then entered a relatively stable period - until the government decided to impose the 1990 GP contract. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news

The NHS at 70: General practice 1948 to 1967
In the years following the start of the NHS, GP workload increased significantly and by the late 1950s it was clear a new approach to funding and training family doctors was needed. GPonline looks at key events in general practice during the NHS's first two decades. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news

£20bn NHS funding boost by 2023 'still falls short', GPs warn
GP leaders have welcomed plans for a £20bn real-terms NHS funding boost by 2023 but warned it still falls short of the health service's needs - and demanded more detail on the share general practice will receive. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Pollsters handed £250,000 contract to investigate impact of GP at Hand
A market research firm carrying out a £250,000 investigation into the impact of the controversial GP at Hand service - including its long-term implications for the sustainability of traditional general practice - will publish initial findings by autumn. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Union calls on Government to dismiss GP at Hand
The UK's largest trade union is calling on health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt to axe the model of care provided by NHS GP at hand.  In a letter to Mr Hunt signed by more than 130 health professionals, many of them currently working in general practice, Doctors in Unite (DiU) said the service‘threatens the very survival of NHS general practice as we know it’. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 15, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

General practice research is being 'bled out of existence', GPs warn
Academic research based in general practice is being 'bled out of existence' as funding and opportunities dwindle, GPs have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news