GP told to 'restore routine services' as COVID-19 jab campaign winds down
NHS England has set out its top priorities for general practice as the accelerated COVID-19 booster campaign slows, calling on practices to 'restore routine services' paused during the jab rollout. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 27, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

General practice delivered an unprecedented 367m appointments in 2021
General practice in England delivered an unprecedented 367m appointments in 2021 - around 6.5 for every person in the population, official data show. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 27, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workload Source Type: news

‘We just can’t keep going endlessly’: GPs speak out over 'undoable' workload
GPonline spoke to three GPs about rising workload and the changing face of general practice, as practices struggle with staff burnout after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 24, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workload Source Type: news

Call for rapid rollout of RPE to GPs after infection advice update
Doctors have called for rapid rollout of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to general practice after updated infection prevention and control (IPC) advice said FFP3 respirators 'must be worn' by staff caring for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 24, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Podcast: What does the future hold for primary care networks?
Talking General Practice speaks to Beccy Baird from the King's Fund about how PCNs are getting on, what support they need to succeed and what the future looks like for networks. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

PCNs need more support to recruit and integrate additional roles staff
General practice and PCNs need more support to integrate additional roles staff into multidisciplinary teams, a health policy expert has warned - and the roles may need to change to boost recruitment. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GP recruitment and funding at risk from delayed ICS start date
General practice recruitment and access to funding could be disrupted by confusion caused by the delayed rollout of integrated care systems (ICSs), primary care leaders have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 19, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Conflict in partnerships and PCNs: getting positive outcomes
This two-hour virtual workshop, delivered by a practicing GP and qualified mediator, focuses on the different types of conflict that are encountered in general practice partnerships and primary care networks (PCNs). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leadership development programme for pharmacists
With pharmacists and community pharmacy offering a wider range of services to local populations the need for them to work in partnership with general practices and primary care networks (PCNs) is essential. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Omicron forced a fifth of GPs to self-isolate in two-week period that battered NHS
One in five GPs were forced to self-isolate because of COVID-19 in the two weeks after Christmas and two thirds say absences undermined patient care, according to polling that reveals the depth of the impact of Omicron on general practice. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 14, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

Podcast: General practice on 'red alert', recruiting additional roles and the NHS backlog
The team discuss the pressure general practice is under, what the backlog of care means for general practice and whether the ARRS can deliver on its promise. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 13, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

General practice patient survey
The 2022 GP patient survey was launched this week, with fieldwork continuing for three months. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 13, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Eventually it will have to break': LMC alert systems show general practice in distress
Growing numbers of GP practices are reporting unsustainable pressure as staff absences triggered by COVID-19 leave them struggling to cope with soaring patient demand, LMCs have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 11, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workload Source Type: news

Progress on recruiting 26,000 staff to support general practice 'very concerning'
Progress towards a government promise to recruit 26,000 extra staff to support general practice by 2024 is 'slow and very concerning', the RCGP chair has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 10, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

Assessment, monitoring and management of symptomatic COVID-19 patients in the community, NHS England (updated 10th January 2022)
Guidance to support frontline clinicians with the assessment, monitoring and treatment of patients who present to general practice with symptomatic COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news