Greater Manchester surgery becomes ‘homeless-friendly’
A GP practice in Greater Manchester has agreed to become‘homeless-friendly’ to ensure all patients receive great care regardless of whether or not they have a permanent address.  The Hopwood Medical Centre in Heywood, Manchester took the decision as part of a programme encouraging surgeries to help rough sleepers access services such as housing, training and addiction treatment.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 22, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News 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

Media watch: Trump ’s medication cost pledge and the NHS gender pay gap
An irreverent look at some of the biggest health stories in the media Make drug prices great again Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Capita regrets taking on unprofitable primary care support contract
Capita has suggested it regrets taking on the primary care support contract which has been riddled with problems.  It added that the contract, which it assumed in 2015, would not be profitable for the life of the contract, which runs out in 2022. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Government announces £20bn increase to NHS funding
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a£20bn NHS funding increase over the next five years.  This translates to a 3.4% year-on-year annual funding increase, amid reports that health secretary Jeremy Hunt had asked for a 4% rise. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Latest 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

CQC: Practice managers'key players' to ensure effective running of practice
Practice managers are critical in enabling GPs to run their practice effectively, areport by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has concluded. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

GP Team of the Year: ‘Our access system has completely revolutionised patients’ experience’
Richmond Road Medical Centre, recognised for its achievements at last year’s GP Awards, has transformed the services it offers to patients in Hackney  In 2016, the team at Richmond Road Medical Centre in Hackney, East London, knew that without'drastic change', their practice risked going under.  A small practice of 3,500 patients, the surgery had seen an influx of young adults with new health care needs and access demands. At the time, there was already a one to two week wait for an appointment with the GP.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Practices in Northern Ireland receive extra £8.8m from the Department of Health
General practices in Norther Ireland will receive a further£8.8m to strengthen GP services, the Department of Health (DH) in Northern Ireland has announced today.  The funding announcement means GP practices and related services will receive nearly£22m in total this year, marking the largest funding injection for general practice in Northern Ireland since 2004. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

How we managed to save up to £60 per month on postage costs
Anwar Hussain, a practice manager at St Pauls Way Medical Centre in East London leads a very young practice, where employees are constantly keen to find new technologies to introduce at practice level.  When he heard ofAccuRx Chain SMS, a text system that allows staff to communicate with patients in less than 30 seconds, he decided to try it out at his practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

‘600 practices will close’ without funding boost, warns BMA
More than 600 GP practices will close in England if the Government fails to increase funding for general practice, the BMA has said.  In its analysis of NHS England’s GP Forward View, the BMA’s GP Committee said that current funding for general practice is£3.7bn short of its target of 11% of the NHS budget. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Applying for practice manager development funding too complicated, says BMA
The British Medical Association (BMA) is recommending the NHS to simplify the application process for practice manager development funding.  In ananalysis published today on the general practice forward view (GPFV), the medical trade union said the process to access the funding allocated to the practice manager development programme‘needs to be simplified’. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Our Extra Care service has become a lifeline for local practices and patients
The Gateshead Extra Care service, set up to increase flexibility around GP appointments, has become a local lifeline, says Anna Sives, practice development manager at CBC Health Ltd. “For the staff at the front end, it’s reduced a lot of the pressure they had from patients being upset when they can’t access a GP on the same day - and for patients, it’s another choice,” she says.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

One fifth of Babylon NHS patients'switched back to original GP '
One in five patients who signed up with the GP at Hand app in southeast London has re-registered with their original GP practice, CCG board papers have revealed.  Since November, private company Babylon has made use of the out-of-area registration scheme, and a host GP practice in Fulham, to sign up over 20,000 NHS patients across London. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Innovative models of general practices needed to meet demand, says think tank
Innovative models of general practice need to be developed to deliver GP services effectively in the future, The King’s Fund has said. In areport published today, the think tank stated that‘new clinical delivery models are needed to meet demand’ and provide effective GP services in the years to come.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 7, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

NHS budget to get ‘significant increase’ as NHS turns 70
The Prime Minister is committed to pouring more money into the NHS, health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed in an interview with The Guardiantoday.   In March, Ms May announced long-term funding plans for the NHS and she will honour her pledge as the national health system turns 70, Mr Hunt stated.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 7, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance HR Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

NHS England ‘wasted £2.5m’ investigating misdirected clinical correspondence
The Public Account Committee (PAC) has declared that NHS England has been‘too slow’ in reviewing mishandled  clinical correspondence.  In a report published today, the PAC lamented the way the health service is dealing with mistakes made by NHS Shared Business Services (NHSSBS) in forwarding misdirected correspondence sent to the wrong practices by hospitals. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 6, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Almost half of GP consultations'now include a mental health issue '
Forty per cent of all GP appointments now see patients raise a mental health problem, a survey has revealed.  More than 1,000 GPs took part in the study, which also found that two in three GPs had seen an increase in the number of patients needing help with their mental health over the past 12 months.  The survey conducted by Mind adds weight to a growing body of evidence that suggests mental health is becoming an increasingly large part of a GP’s workload. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 6, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Lack of receptionist input detrimental to consultation alternatives, study warns
Practice managers should involve receptionists during the planning stages when considering introducing alternatives to face-to- face appointments, a study has concluded.  Theresearch, published today in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP), looked at the role receptionists play in the implementation of alternative approaches to face-to-face consultations. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Consider receptionists when introducing new consultations, study warns
Practice managers should involve receptionists during the planning stages when considering introducing alternatives to face-to- face appointments, as study has concluded.  Theresearch, published today in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP), looked at the role receptionists play in the implementation of alternative approaches to face-to-face consultations. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Practices get cutting-edge technology to share patients ’ photos
A new service will allow GP practices in Solihull to cut diagnosis times at the click of a button, NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG has announced. Photo Store and forward (SAF) Sharing(PSS), powered by the Consultant Connect app, allows GPs to take clinical photos with the patients’ consent and share them with other clinicians, helping them to make quicker decisions on patients’ health. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 4, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

How to prevent fraud in your practice
Unfortunately there are too many examples of practice managers who have abused their position of trust and committed acts of fraud. Sometimes the amount involved can be in excess of£100,000.   This is effectively a dual crime. Not only are they stealing from their employers, but they are also taking money indirectly from the public purse. Very often these fraudulent acts occur over a number of years, so why are they able to do this?  Examples of tried and convicted cases over the last 10 years: Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 1, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance HR Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

How our ‘golden ticket’ dementia care model gave people hope
Rachel Carter speaks to the 2017 General Practice award winners for GP Forward View Innovation: using social prescribing and supporting self-care’ about transforming care for dementia patientsHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 1, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

PMA launches new Diploma in Leadership and Management
Senior practice managers can enrol on a new Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 7 Masters Diploma in Leadership and Management, the Practice Managers Association (PMA) has announced.   The course– targeted at those‘well-established in the practice management role’– will launch this autumn, and practice managers will be able to enrol from mid-August.  Practice managers will learn how to make the best use of resources, understand the need to innovate and optimise performance, the PMA said.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 31, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Practice manager competes for prestigious NHS birthday award
A London-based practice manager will vie with four other regional winners for a national NHS award, it has been announced.  Brian Dickens, a practice manager at Parchmore Medical Centre in Croydon, Surrey was chosen among hundreds of applicants as a regional champion in the Excellence in Primary Care category. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 30, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Practice manager fasts in solidarity with Muslim patients
A non-Muslim practice manager is fasting during the holy month of Ramadan in solidarity with her Muslim patients.  Vicky Pickering, practice manager at Hollins Grove Surgery in Darwen, Lancashire took the decision to fast with her patients last Thursday.  Ms Pickering said:‘At work, I am used to having some snacks throughout the day. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 25, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

GP surgery in Reading faces staffing issues resulting in closure
A GP surgery in Reading has struggled to recruit practice staff and as a result has had to hand back its contract.  Priory Avenue Surgery in Caversham will close on 30 June 2018, after the current APMS provider of GP services One Medical Group failed to recruit permanent GPs and practice staff, NHS Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said in a statement published today (23 May). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 23, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC HR Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP calls for social prescriber in every practice to tackle ‘epidemic of loneliness’
The RCGP has launched a UK-wide campaign to tackle the‘epidemic of loneliness’ and social isolation affecting millions of patients.  A survey carried out by the RCGP found that three out of four GP see between one and five people a day who have come in mainly because they are lonely.  The college is calling for every GP to have access to a social prescriber to help people make connections to prevent them becoming isolated and lonely. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 23, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance HR Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Practice manager commends GP for parliamentary award nomination
A Wandsworth doctor has been chose from hundreds of applications to represent London in a competition to mark the NHS turning 70.  Dr Sian Job, who works at NHS Wandsworth CCG, was nominated by her local Conservative MP Justine Greening to compete against other three candidates in the patient and public involvement award category.  Her CCG, her MP and a practice manager she has worked with have commended Dr Job for her dedication in involving patients to have a say about local health services. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 22, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Number of GP practices offering extended hours appointments increasing
Some 40% of patients could make routine GP appointments in evenings and weekends in March, the latest NHS England data have shown.  An NHS England survey of 6,892 GP practices found that 805 practices, with a combined 5.4m patients, did not offer any extended hours provision when the latest data was collected in March.  This was down from 826 practices at the latest count, in September 2017.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 21, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

How e-consultation helped us revolutionise our practice
As part of the General Practice Forward View,£45m has been invested to help practices purchase online consultation systems.  Practice manager Mark Thomas was looking for a better way to manageChelston Hall Surgery in Torquay, South West England when he came across e-consultation. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Almost half of patients in Cornwall struggle to book GP appointment
Nearly half (46%) of Cornish patients find it hard to speak to practice staff to book an appointment, a health watchdog has revealed.   A survey, which collected answers from more than 2,100 patients, launched by Healthwatch Cornwall in collaboration with health service commissioners NHS Kernow, also found that the overal experience of booking an appointment was'poor' for 38% of people.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

GP practices piloting pre-registration of prisoners due for release
Practices are set to pilot a pre-release registration scheme for prisoners, in an effort to maintain continuity of care.  The pilot scheme, which will launch over the summer, will see prisoners in Sheffield registered with a GP near the prison up to one month ahead of their release.  GP leaders have welcomed the pilot, saying it will ensure GPs are‘fully equipped’ when ex-offenders visit the practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Capita GP support contract'potentially compromised patient safety', find auditors
The National Audit Office has said NHS England's decision to outsource primary care support services to Capita'potentially compromised patient safety', and has instructed it to consider taking services back in house.  Pulse has reported on GPs suffering severe disruptions to services - including with payments, pensions, performers list registrations, records movement and medical supplies - since the contract was awarded in 2015. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Soho GP practice targeted by CQC after losing all Chinese-speaking GPs
A team of CQC inspectors has made an unannounced visit to a GP practice in Soho, central London, after complaints that non-English speaking patients were receiving sub-standard care.  Chinese patients, who make up a third of the 5,200 patients registered at the Soho Square General Practice, have been turned away following the departure of both Chinese-speaking practice partners, as well as'all other experienced staff, at all levels'. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 16, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Complaints CQC Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

NHS has lost 1,000 GPs since Jeremy Hunt set workforce target
The GP workforce in England is continuing to decline, as official statistics reveal that 316 full-time equivalent GPs have left the profession in the last three months. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 15, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Welsh practice staff to receive state-backed indemnity
GPs and health professionals working in NHS general practices will get clinical negligence indemnity backed by the Welsh Government, it has been announced.  Health secretary Vaughan Gething made the announcement today (14 May) after concerns were raised on increasing indemnity costs that could drive GPs away from general practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

CQC suspends 14,000-patient GP practice over patient safety concerns
A GP practice with over 14,000 patients has been temporarily suspended by the CQC following concerns over patient safety.  The Staunton Group Practice in Haringey has been suspended for six months with the four GP partners‘unable to see patients at the practice’ during this time.  An 11-practice partnership in nearby Enfield has had to step in to care for the patients.  With 14,658 patients registered at the practice, it is thought to be one of the biggest practices to be suspended by the CQC.Hide related content:  Show related contentGallery: read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Government amends NHS data-sharing agreement
The Government has decided to stop the data-sharing agreement between the NHS and the Home Office, under which patient data in practices was used to track down illegal immigrants. Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom Margot James announced in Parliament yesterday (9 May) that they have decided to facilitate the exchange of patients’ data between the two bodies only when‘serious criminality’ is involved.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Everything you need to know about Orangeworm
On 12 May 2017, the global WannaCry ransomware attack targeted the NHS.   As a result: • More than 200,000 computers were affected in 100 countries • Almost 20,000 hospital appointments were cancelled • 80 of 236 trusts suffered disruption in England  • 603 NHS organisations including 595 GP practices were infected  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

How our practices are on track to save £70,000
Working at scale is becoming more common for practices. As of 2016, over half the country had formed into networks or federations of practices, said Dr Arvind Madan, director of primary care, at NHS England in the general practice forward view (GPFV).  In December 2017, a group of practice managers in Calderdale, West Yorkshire got together to discuss the possibility of working collaboratively. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 4, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

QOF may shrink to'3-4%' of GP practice income as review ‘nears completion’
EXCLUSIVE The QOF in England looks set to be retained, but could be slashed back to just 3-4% of practice income, according to a GP member of the review group.  RCGP vice chair Professor Martin Marshall told Pulse that rather than a current 8-10% of practice income, the QOF should be stripped back to a‘much smaller set of indicators’, under plans that are being pushed by the RCGP. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Almost half of practices predict merger or restructure in next five years
Growing financial pressures mean almost half of GP practices are considering a merge or restructure in the next five years, a survey has found.  The majority (85%) of the 145 GPs who responded to the Lloyds Bank commercial banking healthcare confidence index survey published today (2 May), said they expect financial pressures to mount over the next five years.  In response to these pressures, 48% of them are considering merging or changing their practice’s structure. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 2, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Practice managers to support struggling practices in North Wales
Struggling GP practices in North Wales could soon receive support from a group of GPs, practice managers and other specialists in a bid to help them develop sustainable businesses.  Ahead of its board meeting tomorrow (2 May), the Betsi Cadwaladr health board (BCUHB) is suggesting to set up a group of dedicated and qualified GPs, nurses and practice managers to support practices struggling with workforce, recruitment and retention issues. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

600 mental health workers and 700 pharmacists added to GP practices
NHS England has recruited nearly 600 mental health workers and more than 700 clinical pharmacists to GP practices as of December 2017.  While GP leaders said the new staff members are'welcome' additions, they warned GPs have'big concerns' about the schemes with no recurrent funding planned beyond 2020.  This comes as NHS England is two years into its five-year plan to rejuvenate general practice by 2020 with the GP Forward View. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Are GP practice takeovers the future?
Acute trusts are running more and more GP practices. Ali Moore investigates.  Castle Place Practice in Tiverton took a major step in January: it became part of the local hospital trust. The 50 members of staff, including GPs, joined the Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust in a move described as aiding integration of services. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 30, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP Wales: Government must take ‘urgent action’ to boost GP workforce
The general practice workforce in Wales must expand‘urgently’, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in Wales has warned.   The organisation, which represents GPs in Wales, said it had been warning‘for several years' that the GP workforce is at'tipping point’.  RCGP Wales chair Dr Rebecca Payne said:‘It is imperative that the Welsh Government takes urgent action to boost the GP workforce and expand the number of other healthcare professionals working in general practice.’Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 30, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Preparing for new data regulations – GP practice check list
GPC IT policy lead Dr Paul Cundy runs through a check list of actions for practices to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation  With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into force on 25 May, GPC IT policy lead Dr Paul Cundy runs through a check list of actions to help you get prepared. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 26, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news