Sex, age and existing health problems increase risk of long COVID, NIHR
Women, people aged 50-60, and people with poor pre-pandemic mental or physical health are more at risk of long COVID, according to research funded by the NIHR and UK Research and Innovation. Around two million people in the UK are affected by long COVID, experiencing symptoms for 12 weeks or more after they ' ve been infected. The new research looked at data from 10 UK long-term studies established before the pandemic, which have tracked participants over many years. Data from these studies were combined with 1.1 million anonymised electronic health records from English general practices. (Source: Current Awareness Ser...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination enhanced service specification for autumn/winter
NHS England has published the enhanced service specification for general practices: phase 5, and other documents relating to phase 5 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 4, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General practice workforce
This analysis warns that the NHS in England is facing a shortage of GPs and general practice nurses over the coming decade. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 4, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

REAL Centre projections: general practice workforce in England
This analysis warns that without urgent, significant policy action, the NHS in England is facing a shortage of GPs and general practice nurses over the coming decade. The projections show that the shortage of qualified, permanent GPs is set to get substantially worse over this decade. There is currently a shortage of around 4,200 full-time equivalent (FTE) GPs, which is projected to rise to around 10,700 FTE GPs in 2030/31, relative to the number needed to meet the rising need for care. This means that without a change to current workforce trends and policies, more than one in four of the 37,800 general practitioner posts ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting the best out of remote consulting in general practice: practical challenges and policy opportunities
This report explores the opportunities, challenges and risks associated with this technological shift, and the practical and policy implications of recent learning. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination enhanced service specification for autumn/winter 2022 for general practice, NHS England
NHSE has published enhanced service specification for general practices for phase 5 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Accompanying letter also includes guidance on phase 5 expression of interest for community pharmacy& site designation process for all delivery. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP workforce shrank by 116 in May as appointments rose by 3.6m
The GP workforce shrank by 116 doctors in May 2022 - while appointments delivered in general practice rose by 3.6m compared with the previous month, official data show. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 1, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

Getting the best out of remote consulting in general practice
The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a very sudden and widespread shift to remote consulting in general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 1, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guidance to support digital GP contract requirements
In October 2021 new requirements for general practice came into effect in the GP contract relating to digital services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 30, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Getting the best out of remote consulting in general practice: practical challenges and policy opportunities
This report explores the opportunities, challenges and risks associated with this technological shift, and the practical and policy implications of recent learning.ReportNuffield Trust - publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - June 29, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Digital health and data Patient involvement, experience and feedback Primary and community care Source Type: news

Professor Martin Marshall: RCGP conference speech 2022 in full
Building relationships with patients is key to effective general practice, RCGP chair Professor Martin Marshall told the RCGP annual conference. Read his speech in full below. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 29, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP annual conference 2022 Source Type: news

GP access debate must shift to emphasise quality as well as speed, warns RCGP
Good quality access to general practice - seeing the right clinician, often known to the patient, for the right amount of time - must be prioritised alongside speed of access, the RCGP has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 28, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP Source Type: news

Scrapping partnership model will not solve crisis in general practice, say NHS leaders
Scrapping the partnership model and moving to a salaried service will not solve the crisis in general practice, NHS leaders have told MPs. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 28, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GP crisis endangering continuity and quality of patient care, warns RCGP chair
Growing workload and workforce pressures on general practice are making continuity of care harder to maintain and pose an 'existential threat' to patients and the profession, the RCGP chair will warn today. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 28, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP Source Type: news

Leadership development programme for pharmacists
Pharmacists are working in partnership with general practices and primary care networks (PCNs). To ensure they are best placed to be effectively involved and shape the direction of future services they need to influence, negotiate and lead collaboration. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news