New academic prize for general practice nursing students
The Queen ’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has launched a new academic prize for students of specialist nursing programmes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Campaign to attract former GPs back to general practice
The campaign aims to encourage GPs who have retired or left the NHS back into practice Related items fromOnMedica ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Add GPs to the shortage occupation list, Royal College urges government Study shows why GPs quit patient care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New academic prize for general practice nursing students
A new academic prize has been launched for students on primary care specialist nursing programmes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

2018 General Practice Awards winners: Women's Health Initiative
The winners of the General Practice Awards 2018 were revealed at an awards ceremony on Friday, 30 November at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London hotel.  The awards celebrated their 10th anniversary last year and recognised the hard work and innovation of general practice teams and individuals.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 18, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Podcast: Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults
Many adults in high-income countries will have had a ‘scale and polish’ when they go to the dentist, and some will be offered this routinely. But, is it worthwhile? The latest evidence is in the third update of the Cochrane Review, published in December 2018 and lead author, Thomas Lamont from the University of Dundee in Scotland tells us more." A ‘scale and polish’, or ‘professional mechanical plaque removal’, is done with specially designed dental instruments or ultrasonic scalers, followed by polishing with special pastes. It’s intended as a supplementary form of plaque rem...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

New campaign to bring doctors back to general practice
NHS England and Health Education England (HEE) have produced a new brochure for doctors considering a return to general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Implementation of the Identification and Referral to Improve Safety programme for patients with experience of domestic violence and abuse: a theory-based mixed-method process evaluation - Lewis NV, Dowrick A, Sohal A, Feder G, Griffiths C.
Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) is a training and support programme to improve the response to domestic violence and abuse (DVA) in general practice. Following a pragmatic cluster-randomised trial, IRIS has been implemented in over 30 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: CPR steps: A visual guide
Knowing the steps of CPR can help save a person's life. In this article, we look at CPR steps, including how to prepare, when to use it, and which techniques to use. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

Chancellor overlooks GP pension tax allowance in Spring Budget statement
The pension tax allowance for general practice failed to get a mention in the Spring Statement.  Outlining the Spring Budget today in the House of Commons, Chancellor Philip Hammond did not speak of the current pension taxation policies and their impact on GPs, despite the Government previously suggesting it would address the issue and the BMA yesterday calling for an announcement in today's Spring Statement. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 14, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Primary care networks will not have to be led by GPs, says NHS England
Primary care networks will not have to be led by a GP, with'any clinician' in general practice able to take charge, NHS England has said.  Under the new five-year GP contract, practices will be provided with extra funding to join networks, which will see groups of practices serve 30-50,000 patients.  All networks must appoint an accountable clinical director, who will be responsible for ensuring it delivers local services, by 15 May. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 13, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Tension as practice pharmacists ‘encroach’ on nurse duties
General practice nurses feel threatened by the introduction of pharmacists into their workforce because of the overlap between their roles, a study has found. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New national hotline to help homeless patients access general practice services
A Manchester-based social enterprise is to launch a new hotline for homeless patients who struggle to access GP care.  Homeless Friendly, an initiative that signposts practices as particularly welcoming to patients sleeping rough, is to introduce the hotline.  The service will direct patients towards GP surgeries who will register people without a fixed address, and advocate on their behalf when they struggle to access care. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 12, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Is my child seriously ill?
Parents generally tend to consider their child more unwell than GPs and use different factors to judge symptom severity, according to researchers at the University of Bristol ’ s Centre for Academic Primary Care in a study published in the British Journal of General Practice today [Tuesday 12 March]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Dr Nikita Kanani: ‘This contract provides the beginning of a response’
Dr Nikita Kanani tells Jaimie Kaffash the new contract is the first step in tackling the crisis in general practice  NHS England’s acting director for primary care is that rare beast– an NHS England official who is admired by the grassroots. Dr Nikita Kanani has managed to foster goodwill by being accessible.‘So many practices already have my mobile number and can tweet me or email me, or whatever because I want to hear what’s going on,’ she says. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 11, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

A day in the life of a GP in 2022
Simon Bradley, GP, shares what his day will look like in the not-so-distant future Related items fromOnMedica Drop in GPs and community health staff threatens Long Term Plan Disrupting traditional general practice General practice and the multiple conditions challenge GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Experts in our patients (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - March 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Patient satisfaction in general practice drops to record low levels as'intense pressures' show
A quarter of patients are dissatisfied with general practice - the lowest level since data was first collected in 1983 – a new analysis of a national survey has claimed.   The King's Fund and Nuffield Trust's analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey revealed only 63% of people taking part were satisfied with GP services. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 7, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Integrated care systems - practical steps for primary care
The NHS Long Term Plan puts primary care at the heart of plans for integrated care systems (ICS). Primary care networks will be the delivery vehicles for community health services that bring together general practice working at scale with other local care organisations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Will networks save general practice?
Practices across the UK are having to form collectives, but will they prove bene ficial for GPs and patients, asks Léa Legraien  Forget the days of GP practices competing against one another. Collective working is the way forward for the NHS. And now it has been formalised through the newfive-year GP contract in England. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 4, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

40% of GPs want to leave the job in the next five years, study finds
Four in 10 GPs intend to quit general practice in the next five years, according to a new study.  A survey conducted by the University of Warwick revealed that 40% of the 929 GPs surveyed want to leave the profession within the next five years, an increase of nearly a third since 2014.  GPs who responded to the survey suggested that interventions to improve GP retention included‘increased funding, more GPs, better education of the public and expanding non-clinical and support staff.’ Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 1, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Avoiding practice disputes: why a partnership deed is more important than ever
The NHS Long Term Plan expects general practices to move quickly to form closer working relationships. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England invites views on NHS Long-Term Plan
Plans include changes to competition rules Related items fromOnMedica NHS is failing patients with mental health problems 'No-deal' Brexit would mean patients and services suffer Current approach to NHS 'is simply no longer sustainable' NHS England last met a key target in February 2016 Poor investment in general practice risks patient safety (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leading GP to co-chair forum on NHS Long-Term Plan
Former RCGP chair takes on new leadership role Related items fromOnMedica GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse GPs set to be balloted on willingness to take industrial action GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Poor investment in general practice risks patient safety (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Self-harm in young people: the exceptional potential of the general practice consultation - Mughal F, Babatunde O, Dikomitis L, Shaw J, Townsend E, Troya MI, Chew-Graham CA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CQC outgoing chief GP inspector appointed as chair at hospital trust
The CQC’s outgoing chief inspector of general practice has been appointed chair of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.  Professor Steve Field is due to stand down from his CQC role in March and will take up his new position on 1 April 2019.  He replaces Jeremy Vanes, who will leave the trust at the end of March after serving as a chair and non-executive director for 13 years. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 28, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Award for 'bridge builder' professor Ferdinand Gerlach
(Goethe University Frankfurt) Professor Ferdinand Gerlach, Director of the Institute of General Practice at Goethe University, has received the Alfons and Gertrude Kassel Foundation's Public Service Fellowship Award for his outstanding work as long-standing chair of the German Council of Health Advisors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CQC chief to chair trust with integrated GPs
The chief inspector of general practice at the Care Quality Commission has been appointed to chair a trust which runs a high-profile GP integration model. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gender reassignment is a specialist area of medicine, says RCGP
Dr Jonathan Leach, honorary secretary of the Royal College of GPs, has made a statement on care of trans patients in general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Positive result from trials of physios in general practice
Tens of thousands of people have been helped to overcome back pain, arthritis and other muscle, bone and joint conditions without going to hospital, thanks to additional specialist care at local GP surgeries. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Point-of-Care Ultrasound in General Practice Point-of-Care Ultrasound in General Practice
General practitioners are increasingly using point-of-care ultrasound. What are they using it for, how well are they being trained, and what is the quality of the results?Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

GP role in coordinating dementia care questioned
Training needed for GPs to lead on dementia care Related items fromOnMedica UK to be 'the world ’s most dementia friendly society’ GPs set to be balloted on willingness to take industrial action Five-year plan for general practice unveiled CQC head calls for better GP-hospital-care home integration Give pharmacists more prescribing rights to ease GP burden (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cash injection to help cut waiting times
Initial £27m awarded to health boards Related items fromOnMedica Bed crisis leaves surgeons 'kicking their heels' Fewer staff in NHS needed to get finances balanced MPs question NHS budget claims Five-year plan for general practice unveiled NHS workforce demands end to 1% pay cap (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Impending practice nurse retirements present ‘significant issue’ in Essex
General practices in North East Essex are set to lose a third of their nurses through retirement in the next five years, documents reveal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Digital innovation in general practice - why, what, how?
In line with the NHS Long Term Plan and the GP contract, new tools and services are already allowing general practice to work in new ways. Patients already have access to online appointment booking and prescription requests. What else can we offer as a range of contact options? (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Practice nurses called on to adopt standards for end of life care
GP surgeries can now display a “daffodil mark” as a sign of commitment to improving end of life care, as part of a new partnership between the Royal College of General Practice and the charity Marie Curie. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Good news with strings attached: implications of the GP network contract
General practice has every reason to welcome the NHS Long Term Plan and the contract settlement that followed in its wake, according to lawyer Nils Christiansen. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Continuity of the supply of medicines
Keith Ridge, chief pharmaceutical officer has written to community pharmacists, general practices and other professionals with guidance on continuity of supply of medicines in the wake of Brexit. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP contract: general practice reacts
Details of the new five-year GP contract were shared by NHS England yesterday.  Among other aspects, the contract comprises a£1bn investment across general practice over the next five years, including 22,000 new staff in exchange for practices working in networks; and funding to make 25% of GP appointments bookable online. Practices have also been given£20m annual funding to deal with subject access requests while a new transparency drive will ask that GPs with annual salaries greater than£150,000 are publicly named.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Delayed transfers of care main pressure point this winter, say doctors
Little evidence that emergency funds for social care making much difference, RCP membership poll finds Related items fromOnMedica Scotland fights to prevent privatisation of general practice NHS faces 'most severe financial challenge' ever NHS land sale is 'selling off the family silver' Conditions in the NHS have worsened, new report shows Workforce shortages and Brexit threaten long-term NHS Plan goals (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Top tips for growing a thriving primary care network
The NHS Long Term Plan sets a demanding short-term deadline for general practices to get together in primary care networks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Practice nurses could see pay ‘uplift’ under new GP contract
General practice nurses are in line for a pay boost as part of a new “radical” contract for primary care across England, though it is likely it will be up to individual practices to decide how much money to pass on to their employees. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

GP changes could make ‘ all the difference ’ to patients
Responding to NHS England’s plans, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It can make all the difference to patients if they have access to the skills of staff like paramedics, physios and physician associates. But it’s far from clear where these extra people will be found. “There are not currently enough staff nor training places. There’s a danger that general practice could simply drain ambulance services of staff, causing problems in already-stretched services. “It’s also vital to ensure pay and conditions for staff in general practice are in line with the rest of the NHS.&rdq...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release GP NHS Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Symptom Combos Suggesting Laryngeal Cancer Identified
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- New symptom combinations that may indicate early symptoms of laryngeal cancer have been identified, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in the British Journal of General Practice. Elizabeth A. Shephard, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RPS welcomes plan to use more pharmacists across the NHS
Today NHS England announced£4.5bn will be invested over five years from 2020 in general practice under the umbrella of the NHS Long Term Plan. By 2023-24, the aim is to recruit an extra 20,000 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 31, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The King's Fund welcomes the new contract for general practice
(Source: The King's Fund - Press)
Source: The King's Fund - Press - January 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: jen.thorley Source Type: news

Major GP contract reform revealed
The number of non-GP care staff in general practice will grow by 20,000 under a new five-year contract deal, NHS England and the British Medical Association have said, probably outnumbering the GP workforce for the first time. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General Practice Awards winner: Teresa Chapman
The winners of the General Practice Awards 2018 were revealed at an awards ceremony on Friday, 30 November at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London hotel.  The awards celebrated their 10th anniversary last year and recognised the hard work and innovation of general practice teams and individuals.  The Practice Manager of the Year award went to Teresa Chapman, practice manager at Parchmore Medical Centre in Croydon. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 30, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Introducing group consultations for cancer care reviews
This Case Study outlines how a general practice nurse at Lancaster Medical Practice addressed unwarranted variation relating to cancer care reviews through introducing a group consultation model at the surgery. This new approach has led to better outcomes for patients, better experiences for patients and staff, and better use of resources locally. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed: NHS body could help struggling'last partner standing' practices
An NHS body could take on the lease of practices that find themselves in a‘last partner standing’ situation, NHS England has said.  Speaking at the Westminster Health Forum Event in London on 24 January, NHS England director of primary care workforce and infrastructure programmes Ian Biggs presented the emerging themes of the upcoming General Practice Premises Policy Review. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 29, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

GPs should consider cancer of the larynx when patients report a persistent sore throat
The University of Exeter research, published in the British Journal of General Practice, was carried out using patient records from more than 600 GP practices. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recruitment drive for Australian GPs begins
New recruitment brochure published Related items fromOnMedica GP recruitment time-bomb ‘ready to explode’ Study shows why GPs quit patient care General practice faces huge workforce crisis General Practice ‘in crisis’ and ‘in need of reform’ Traditional GP role widens from ‘helping’ to ‘business’ model (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news