PCNs'reluctant' to recruit additional staff because of funding and VAT
Primary care networks (PCNs) are‘reluctant to proceed’ with employing additional staff because of uncertainty around VAT issues and concerns around funding, primary care leaders have said.  As part of the new network contract DES, national funding has been secured toemploy 22,000 additional practice staff– including pharmacists, physiotherapists, paramedics, physician associates and social prescribing workers– by 2023/24.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 27, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Pulse Intelligence - the new service from MiP
The new service helping you manage your business At MiP, we pride ourselves on understanding general practice, and knowing how hard it is to run a practice– especially with the introduction of ever increasingly complex contracts, including the new five-year contract for England starting next month. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 27, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Vulnerable patients blocked from accessing GPs due to lack of ID, reveals report
Vulnerable patients have been denied their right to register with a GP bacause they don't have ID, according to a new report.  Areportreleased this week by medical charity Doctors of the World (DOTW) found that almost a fifth (19%) of 2,189 attempts to register new patients across 990 GP practices last year failed due to patients' inability to show paperwork such as ID and proof of address. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 22, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

CCGs to reallocate PCN funding for additional roles if practices fail to use it
CCGs should redistribute any unused funding for hiring extra staff under the new DES agreement to other primary care networks (PCNs), NHS England has said.  In its latestAdditional Roles Reimbursement Scheme guidance, NHS England strongly suggested CCGs implement local schemes for the allocation of leftover entitlements destined to help cover the costs of additional PCN roles for 2019/20. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 22, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Cap on Babylon patient numbers in Birmingham set to be removed
Babylon will remove the cap on the number of patients that can register with GP at Hand if it succeeds in meeting a series of criteria, it has been revealed.  In June, Hammersmith and Fulham CCG announced that the digital-first service had been given the green light to expand to Birmingham, with a limited 2,600 list size alongside restrictions including a catchment area limited to the boundaries of Birmingham and Solihull areas. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 21, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Scottish practices sent almost 400 incorrect discharge letters
Practices in Scotland were sent almost 400 incorrect discharge letters - wrongly stating that patients had conditions such as cancer or endometriosis - due to a computer glitch.  The glitch was caused by a software update to the national patient information system, Trakcare, by NHS Forth Valley health board.  The health board stated the discharge letters had a coding error, which meant there was an issue within the section of the letter that lists hundreds of pre-existing health conditions. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 20, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Practices told to stop closing for half-days or risk losing £40k in funding
GP practices have been warned to stop closing for half-days or risk losing£40,000 in funding, according to new plans by NHS England.  The plans to withhold funding come as figures show over 700 practices in England regularly close for part of the working week, according to findings from theDaily Mail.  NHS England has said it will crackdown on half-day closures by withholding a practices’ funding from a£200,000 pot, the average amount estimated for primary care networks. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 19, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

How to plan effective staff inductions
Starting a practice post can be daunting, but practice managers can do their bit to help new staff settle in with an effective and structured induction programme, saysMDU medico-legal adviser Dr Catriona James  Staff induction is essential to help your practice run smoothly. An effective programme will ensure new members of the team are informed about practice policies and receive suitable training when they start work so they can carry out their role effectively. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 19, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Latest News Source Type: news

Ask an expert: I'm my PCN's practice manager lead. How can I make the role less time-consuming?
Our panel of experts talk to Kaye Mcintosh about how to balance the demands of PCNs and the day job Nick Nurden isBusiness Manager at The Ridge practice inBradford, West Yorkshire  There is a lot of work in these early stages getting the network set up and all the schedules completed and signed off by the members. The amount of work will ebb and flow over time, but it is important to make sure it does not dominate your working life and that you do not neglect your own practice.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 15, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Legal/HR *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Over half of patients struggle to get GP appointment, survey finds
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Source: Management in Practice - August 14, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

NHS will offer digital support to patients at risk of type 2 diabetes
NHS England is rolling out a digital version of its diabetes prevention programme to support the thousands of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes but who cannot access face-to-face sessions.  Its established programme, the NHS diabetes prevention programme, was set up in 2016 to support high-risk patients from developing type 2 diabetes and offered face-to-face support such as advice on lifestyle choices and bespoke activity programmes. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 13, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Average GP waiting times breach two weeks for first time ever
The average wait for a routine GP appointment is now more than two weeks, for the first time ever, according to our sister publication Pulse’s annual survey of waiting times.  A midpoint analysis of data from the survey of 901 GPs across the UK found that the average waiting time is now 15 days– the first time it has ever exceeded a fortnight.  More than 22% of GPs said that the wait for a routine appointment was more than three weeks, with 6% saying that it was longer than four weeks. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 9, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

How do you know when it is time to move on to a new job?
It can be difficult to know when it's time to leave your current job for pastures new, but it's sometimes a necessity, writes Dr Matt Orr  Managing a surgery in has become more and more complex during the past decade. The skills, knowledge and expertise required to run general practice are much more complex than ever. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 9, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

BMA and RCGP call for'urgent' investment in GP premises
Primary care leaders have urged the Prime Minister to invest in GP surgeries to prevent patient care from being‘put at risk’ and to reduce waiting times.  Responding toBoris Johnson’s announcement that the Government will bankroll 20 hospital and CCG upgrades to the tune of£1.8bn, the British Medical Association (BMA) has called on the new PM to invest a further£3.5bn to modernise community care. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 8, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

When is it time to step down for a better work/life balance?
It can be difficult to know at what point to step down from a position that’s impacting too heavily on your home life, writes Dr Matt Orr  Nationally there is more focus on general practice; demand has never been so high or expectations so great. New contracting mechanisms not only provide some great opportunities but also require significant work from all staff groups, especially practice managers. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 6, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

NHS England scraps £3m primary care network accelerator programme
NHS England has‘formally’ scrapped controversial plans to set up a£3m network accelerator programme.  The scheme, which selected primary care networks (PCNs) to become accelerator sites, wasoriginally announced as a way to reward those making progress with funding of up to£200,000. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 6, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

PM pledges more than £100m for primary care projects
The new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an extra£1.8bn in funding for the NHS, including over£110m for primary care.  The investment will fund upgrades for 20 projects in hospitals and CCGs across the country, alongside£1bn for NHS capital spending.  However, some health economists have cast doubt on whether this was new funding.  Health secretary Matt Hancock is also expected to set out changes to the pension scheme later this week to support GPs‘taking on extra shifts’.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 5, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP launches toolkit to incentivise promoting active lifestyles
The RCGP has unveiled an 'active practice' toolkit in a bid to incentivise GP practices to promote active lifestyles within patients and staff.  Launched in collaboration with Sport England, which uses National Lottery investment, the toolkit will be available to all practices across the UK - approximately 8,000 practices.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 2, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

What ’s a link worker and how can your PCN recruit one?
NHS England has released additional guidance for primary care networks (PCNs) on how best to introduce a social prescribing link worker to their team. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 1, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Ask an expert: How should I deal with negative comments about our practice on social media?
Reporter Costanza Pearce asks a panel of experts how practices should respond to negative feedback on social media. Kieran Doddridge, digital marketing apprentice, Beacon Medical Group, Devon  When used correctly, social media can be an invaluable resource for the surgery. However, its downside is that it gives patients a quick, easy and public platform to voice their frustrations. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 29, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** AskTheExpert: IT *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Is your practice ready for summer?
MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Catriona James explains the steps you can take to ensure the smooth running of your practice over the summer  Summer holidays can be a challenging time for practices. With higher than usual numbers of practice staff on leave, patients visiting from overseas and local patients taking their own holidays, it pays to put some strategies in place to ensure the smooth running of the surgery.  The following advice is intended to help you and your practice prepare for the summer months: Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 26, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Almost one in five'good' practices dropped rating this year, CQC reports
Almost a fifth of practices in England rated‘good’ by the CQC have deteriorated to a lower rating, according to the regulator's annual report.  Published this week, the 2018/19 report found that three quarters (74%) of practices rated as‘requires improvement’ improved their rating to‘good’ upon re-inspection, up two percentage points from 2017/18. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 26, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Matt Hancock to remain as health secretary in cabinet reshuffle
Health secretary Matt Hancock will keep his role as secretary of state for health and social care in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new cabinet  The new Prime Minister sacked over half of Theresa May’s cabinet yesterday evening, but Mr Hancock survived the cull which saw a new chancellor, home secretary and foreign secretary.  The minister tweeted that it was a‘great honour to be asked to drive forward the health and care of the nation’.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 25, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Boris Johnson pledges to reduce GP waiting times in first speech as PM
The UK’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has pledged to reduce GP waiting times and‘fix the crisis’ in social care‘once and for all’ in his first speech in the job.  The Conservative MP and former foreign secretary announced a series of priorities for his leadership, including reducing appointment waiting times and investing in secondary care. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 25, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Same-day pharmacy appointments could help tackle GP pressures, says RCGP
A move that will see patients with minor conditions offered same-day consultations at their local pharmacy could help relieve GP pressures, the RCGP has said.  As part of the new five-year funding settlement for community pharmacy, announced by the Government on Monday (22 July), patients calling NHS 111 about a minor issue such as a sore throat or earache could be referred for a same-day consultation with their pharmacist from October. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 24, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

GPs will not be legally liable for firearms licence approvals
Police officers - and not GPs - will be legally liable for judging whether someone is able to possess a firearm, and for checking medical records of applicants, new draft Government guidance has clarified.   The new draft Home Office guidelines, unveiled for consultation today, also clarifies that GPs will be allowed to refuse to provide information for patients applying for licences, and that GPs will be allowed to charge a fee if they so wish.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 23, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Government selects GMC to regulate physician associates
The General Medical Council (GMC) has been selected to regulate physician associates, following agreement from all four UK Governments.  Last year the Government said it would push forward with legislation to regulate the new role, but it was still undecided as to which body would be responsible for monitoring physician associates (PAs).  The Government confirmed today that the GMC will regulate both PAs and anaesthesia associates. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 19, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

How to handle the reputation of your practice in ten steps
Virginia Patania explains how the entire workforce can come together to look after your practice’s reputation  In general practice, reputations don’t always match what’s being delivered. There can be grinding 2.5-star reviews for GP surgeries on the NHS website (formerly NHS Choices) and seemingly negative Healthwatch reports for what, in reality, is reliable clinical care. This can be a demoralising drag.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 18, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Personal Practice Source Type: news

Homeless people denied access to GP care, study finds
Homeless people are being denied access to NHS services because they are struggling to register at a GP practice, a new study has found.  Researchers from the University of Birmingham interviewed 22 homeless people to understand their experience of accessing NHS primary care services. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 16, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Five top tips for resolving property disputes
The GP property transactions specialist team at Capsticks Solicitors LLP share their top tips on how to resolve property disputes Practices can find themselves at the centre of property disputes, whether they are a landlord with third party tenants or whether they are a tenant with a third-party landlord, say Capsticks partners Dan Kirk and Lisa Geary. One frequent cause of disputes is when practices have others in occupation such as pharmacists.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 15, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Personal Practice Source Type: news

NHS England announces changes to key question in Friends and Family Test
NHS England’s flagship patient feedback tool will be modified next year, with patients no longer being asked if they would recommend the service to their family or friends.  The feedback tool’s key question,‘How likely are you to recommend our service to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?’ will be scrapped from April 2020, following feedback from stakeholders that it should be‘clearer and more accessible’. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 12, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Complaints Patients Latest News Source Type: news

96% of patients have confidence in GP practice staff, NHS England survey shows
Almost all patients continue to trust their GP and other practice staff, NHS England's latest annual survey of primary care patients has revealed.  This year's NHS England GP Survey, completed by 770,512 patients in England, showed 96% of patients had trust and confidence in the healthcare professional they talked to or saw during their last GP appointment - the same proportion as in 2018. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Telecoms Latest News Source Type: news

Patients to access health information through Amazon Alexa
Patients can now access health information through voice-assisted technology, as part of a partnership between the NHS and Amazon.  However, the RCGP has warned that while the idea is interesting, it has the potential to put'more pressure' on GPs.  The partnership was initially announced in July 2018 as part of a committment to invest almost half a billion pounds in hospital technology. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 11, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Five top tips for avoiding property disputes
The GP property transactions specialist team at Capsticks Solicitors LLP reveal the most common reasons for property disputes and how to avoid them Practices can find themselves at the centre of property disputes, whether they are a landlord with third party tenants or a tenant with a third-party landlord, say Capsticks partners Dan Kirk and Lisa Geary.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 10, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Personal Practice Source Type: news

PM view: My tips on how to kick-start your PCN
As of 1 July, primary care networks (PCNs) are now live across England. PCNs are groups of practices and other primary care professionals that cover between 30,000 and 50,000 patients.  GP practices have been kept abreast of PCN-related deadlines through multiple channels and most English GP practices are now part of a PCN. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 8, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Digital practice patients three times more likely to return to prior GP surgery
The proportion of patients deregistering from a digital GP provider and returning to their original practice is three times higher than patients switching between traditional practices.  In London– where digital provider Babylon GP at Hand is based– more than a third of patients at digital practices go back to their previous GP surgery within a year of moving to the new one, according to NHS England analysis. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 8, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Practice in GP crisis town launches formal objection to'unmanageable' new housing
A GP practice in Wrexham has declared it can no longer cope with the demand created by new housing developments.  Alyn Family Doctors is already consulting on a proposal to close one of its practices, Gresford Health Centre, because it'cannot safely staff' the branch following an 'unmanageable' increase in demand.  It plans to relocate patients to its others branches in the villages of Rossett and Llay. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 8, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance HR Practice development Premises Latest News Source Type: news

GP pharmacist-led initiative to cut prescribing errors to reach 40% of practices by 2020
Almost half of GP practices in England are expected to adopt a pharmacist-led initiative that helps to reduce medication errors in general practice prescribing by next year.  TheNHS Patient Safety Strategy, published on Tuesday (2 July), said that the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) will support national rollout of this initiative to general practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 4, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Sponsored: Support for Windows 7 is ending – your computer could be at risk
From 14 January 2020, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates and support for Windows 7. This means that any devices still running on Windows 7 from this date will be unprotected and vulnerable to security threats. That makes now the perfect time to upgrade your desktop and transform the way you work.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 3, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: administrator Tags: IT Personal Practice Source Type: news

5% of practices not connected to NHS App after deadline
Around 5% of practices are still not connected to the NHS app, despite the deadline of 1 July passing.  NHSX, the NHS organisation working on digital transformation of the NHS, has revealed that practices using EMIS and TPP clinical systems are connected tothe app, and practices using Vision and Microtest are not. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 3, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Everything you need to know to kick start your PCN the right way
As of 1 July, primary care networks (PCNs) are now live across England. PCNs are groups of practices and other primary care professionals that cover between 30,000 and 50,000 patients.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 2, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

NHS to consider taking on GP premises liabilities
The NHS will consider'relieving GPs' of responsibility for estate liabilities and instead bear most of the costs itself, it has announced. However, practice managers said the move‘won’t go far enough’ to allay GP fears about taking on the partnership. Last year, NHS England launched a review that looked at ownership models, funding and contracting and the utilisation of premises, with the intention to ensure GP premises are'fit for purpose, both now and in the future'.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 1, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

No'one size fits all' to tackle GP pressures, says RCGP at network launch
Primary care networks (PCNs), which come into being today, should'allow GP practices to pool clinical and administrative resources', helping to free up GPs' time and improve access to other integrated services, the RCGP has said.   But the college also warned that there is no'one-size-fits-all' solution to address the issues general practice currently faces, pointing out that some practices will need more resources than others to grow further.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 1, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Babylon set to join primary care networks
Babylon will be forced to open new premises across England, and existing primary care networks will be obliged to take them on under new proposals launched today by NHS England.  Under the new plans, which are being consulted on by NHS England, once a practice has more than a certain number of out-of-area patients in a particular CCG– either 1,000 or 2,000– they will be forced to hold a new contract in that CCG.  This will be an APMS contract, and the practice will be required to open a premises in that CCG. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 28, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Sponsored: Insights from a GP liaison manager
Carolyn Porton and Chris Hall, GP liaison managers at the MDU, explain what their role involves and discuss the MDU’s GROUPCARE scheme. What does being a GP liaison manager involve? Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 27, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Personal Practice Source Type: news

Over 30 practices still to be placed in primary care networks
Multiple practices that wanted to join aprimary care network have not got their‘PCN home’ sorted, according to the NHS. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 27, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

UK recognition of EU GP qualifications will not be reciprocated in event of No Deal
Mutual arrangements that recognise European Economic Area qualifications in the UK will not be reciprocated by European medical regulators, the GMC has said.  The latest GMC's board meeting papers pointed out that while the UK would still recognise most EEA qualifications in the case of a no-deal Brexit, European medical regulators would not continue to accept UK qualifications. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 25, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Digital services will help ease GP shortages, says Simon Stevens
The greater use of technology to deliver GP services will encourage part-time GPs to take on extra services and will help mitigate the effects of the'inverse care law', the NHS England chief executive has claimed.  Speaking last week (19 June) at the NHS Confederation conference in Manchester, Simon Stevens suggested the use of digital services in surgeries could help address workforce issues, especially in the most affected areas. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 24, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

21 million patients covered by Integrated Care Systems
One in three people in England are now served byintegrated care systems (ICSs), with three new areas now working collaboratively, NHS England has announced.  The new ICSs have formed in North East and North Cumbria, South East London and Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 21, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

21 million patients covered by ICSs after three new areas announced
One in three people in England are now served byinteHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 21, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news