Building castles on sand: reforming primary care
What the 2019 Commonwealth Fund survey tells us about the foundations for primary care reform Related items fromOnMedica The Expendables GMC defers GP revalidation to combat COVID-19 Officials seek GP input to spot high-risk patients CCGs ’ local expertise allows best decision making for COVID-19 planning New London hospital for coronavirus patients will open next week (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - March 25, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Highlighting the health inequalities faced by young people in the UK
Ann Hagell and Rahkee Shah from the Association of Young People's Health explores inequalities faced by young people in the UK based on health-specific data for those aged 10 –24 Related items fromOnMedica Children and teens with eating disorders being ‘let down by NHS’ Welfare changes driving poverty and food bank use Anorexia on the rise among younger children Closing the gap of health inequalities Income-based health inequalities are increasing each decade (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - March 17, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Time for community services to be given resources to care for most vulnerable people
Local authorities must receive significant increases in the public health grant so that community health providers can pay their staff adequately, writes Andrew Ridley, chair of the Community Network, which was established by the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers Related items fromOnMedica ‘Close to record low’ for NHS waiting times, latest performance figures reveal Warning Brexit will impact on the most vulnerable Many mental health trusts lack funding for facilities ’ repairs and upgrades One in five people feel ‘unsafe’ in NHS mental health service care Senior doctors call for cuts to ch...
Source: OnMedica Views - March 10, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What ’s the big deal about population health management?
Clinical commissioners across England are at different stages of the ‘population health management journey’, approaching it in different ways in different places. But what exactly is this term that everyone’s talking about, and what benefit are patients seeing as a result? NHS Clinical Commissioners’ Julie Das-Thompson takes a look Related items fromOnMedica General practice jewel in NHS crown – but needs fundamental change One in five people feel ‘unsafe’ in NHS mental health service care Changes to A&E targets must not threaten patient safety, warns BMA Scottish government pl...
Source: OnMedica Views - March 3, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

‘System by default’ – how to make a good idea a reality
Implementing the new ‘system by default’ approach to running and organising the NHS must be delivered through incremental change that identifies what is needed and what will work, not through central diktat, writes Nick Ville, director of membership and policy at the NHS Confederation Related items fromOnMedica New drive to make NHS boards more representative More healthcare professionals to be allowed to prescribe Think multidisciplinary team working for high-quality care, GPs urged New points-based immigration system sparks alarm in social care sector Bold moves towards integrated care (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 25, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How can unnecessary outpatient appointments be reduced?
Outpatient hospital appointments have nearly doubled since 2007/08 to 120 million a year, with the proportion of unattended appointments now standing at 22%. Rebecca Richards, Insight& Analysis Officer and Sarah Reed, Improvement Fellow at the Health Foundation asks what can be done? Related items fromOnMedica The other side of the desk Seriously ill waiting over an hour for ambulances Missed GP appointments cost £200m per year ‘Patent to patient’ time is too long and rising for cancer meds Allow PCNs to drive local agenda without being stifled by objectives (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 17, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

2030 vision: how will technology shape healthcare in the next decade?
From personalised medicine to AI-enabled consultations, the next ten years will see huge advances, writes EMIS Group ’s health tech chief medical officer, Dr Shaun O’Hanlon. Related items fromOnMedica New drive to reduce NHS computer login times Hospital trust signs deal with Babylon to provide consultations online Artificial intelligence: who ’s liable? Artificial intelligence in the NHS: getting the priorities right How GPs can address Babylon ’s burning platform (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 11, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Goodbye to EU
As we leave the European Union and with the threat of a ‘no deal’ having receded, there is now a danger that we think it is all over. For the NHS and the wider health sector this is very far from the case, says Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS confederation Related items fromOnMedica In 2020 and beyond we must embrace the tenets of population health - with all that that entails NHS – It’s not just about numbers Warning on post-Brexit antibiotic use Warning Brexit will impact on the most vulnerable Researchers to get fast-track visas post-Brexit (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 5, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Working together to prevent strokes in Copeland
Kevin Walsh of the Rotary Club and Julie Clayton, Head of Communications and Engagement at NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, explain how they have helped identify people at risk of stroke Related items fromOnMedica Ending the postcode lottery of stroke care Low cholesterol may increase risk for haemorrhagic stroke Traffic exhaust fumes at residential address increases the risk of stroke Good sleep patterns can reduce susceptibility to heart disease and stroke Innovative stroke detection monitor given green light (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - January 28, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How collaboration is propelling change in Croydon
If health and care leaders are agreed on one thing, it ’s that collaboration is far from easy. Here, Matthew Kershaw shares how organisations in Croydon have tackled the task and how the local health and care system, staff and residents are reaping the benefit Related items fromOnMedica Bold moves towards integrated care Variations in uptake of prescribing guidance impact on patients New drive to reduce NHS computer login times Integrated Care Systems expand to cover one in three patients Scotland issues UK ’s first integrated health and social care workforce plan (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - January 20, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

In 2020 and beyond we must embrace the tenets of population health - with all that that entails
There was a time when the NHS went into a form of hibernation over Christmas. Wards were emptied and staff took time off. Niall Dickenson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, reflects on the stark contrast of modern reality. Related items fromOnMedica From STP to ICS the South East London way Integrated Care Systems expand to cover one in three patients The Nightmare Before Christmas We ’ll struggle to provide statutory services this winter, warn social care leaders NHS needs more staff to meet needs of rising numbers of cancer patients (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - January 13, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bold moves towards integrated care
The chief officer for Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation and One Rochdale Health and Care reveals how local patients are benefiting from new partnerships Related items fromOnMedica GPs and NHS trusts to work together to champion integration Integration of health and social care in Scotland much too slow Integrated Care Systems expand to cover one in three patients From STP to ICS the South East London way Through the looking glass of integrated care (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - January 7, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

From STP to ICS the South East London way
The chief operating officer of Our Healthier South East London, discusses the journey from Sustainability and Transformation Partnership to Integrated Care System Related items fromOnMedica Integration of health and social care in Scotland much too slow Lessons from Torbay: The journey to integrated care GP numbers in England tumble by nearly 1000 in four years, analysis shows Integrated Care Systems expand to cover one in three patients Why we need to protect the 'engine rooms' of developing STP/ICS partnerships (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 30, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Commercial framework: working in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry for the benefit of patients
The NHS in England spends around £18 billion on medicines a year. It must do everything it can to get access to innovative medicines for patients, while making sure it does so at great value and cost-effective prices to the NHS and taxpayers, writes Blake Dark, commercial medicines director for NHS England Related items fromOnMedica Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication GPs need more time to treat complex needs Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Prescription drug dependence linked to deprivation (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Take your health seriously
A Somerset GP looks at the key principles of self-care and why the whole topic deserves our attention Related items fromOnMedica BMA urges Tory leader candidates to reform pensions provision Staff survey results ‘alarming’, say health leaders NHS staff report stress, violence and dissatisfaction with pay Nurses have no time to drink or take toilet breaks Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 10, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Politicians can ’t shake a magic people tree to staff the NHS
We need to move beyond an exclusive focus on money, to challenge the notion of a ‘magic people tree’, says Anita Charlesworth, director of research and economics at the Health Foundation Related items fromOnMedica Lessons from Torbay: The journey to integrated care The changing role of community trusts in large geographies CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures Can medicine be cured? BMA urges Tory leader candidates to reform pensions provision (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 3, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The role of digital health interventions
Dr Roger Henderson discusses how digital intervention programmes can help to prevent and roll back chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes Related items fromOnMedica RCGP sets out priorities for general practice for new prime minister Safeguarding: what lies ahead for 2019 Lessons from Torbay: The journey to integrated care Taking back control Part 2 How GPs can address Babylon ’s burning platform (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - November 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Parental mental illness is a matter for all of us
Next month, experts will meet at the Royal Society of Medicine to discuss the impact of parental mental illness and to put the case for clinicians of all crafts to adopt a more systemic ‘Think Family’ approach. Family psychiatrist Dr Alan Cooklin shares some practical tips to help young people affected by parental mental illness Related items fromOnMedica NHS should pool mental health budget with councils and police Only a quarter have access to needed mental health services Fifth of all children referred to specialist mental health services rejected for treatment Child mental health care needs revamping across...
Source: OnMedica Views - November 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GP waiting times: learning from the past
Tim Gardner, senior policy fellow at the Health Foundation, examines the lessons manifesto authors should learn from past policies Related items fromOnMedica More doctors entered GP training and other shortage hit specialties this year No-deal Brexit concerns raised for NHS and care homes For sale to the highest bidder? Future trade deals and the NHS Doctors call on politicians to invest in the NHS CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - November 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New pathways based on patient experience are reducing unwanted variation
Dr Chris Streather, group chief medical officer at the Royal Free London NHS Trust, explains how removing variation and working more effectively with partners has enabled them to improve the service patients receive and achieve savings Related items fromOnMedica 'NHS must not be up for sale' warns BMA Extra 4,000 beds needed to prevent ‘corridor care’ Variations in uptake of prescribing guidance impact on patients CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures Lessons from Torbay: The journey to integrated care (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - November 5, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures
The State of Care report is CQC ’s comprehensive annual overview of the quality of health and social care in England. Sabina Hafesji, senior policy advisor at the NHS Confederation, summarises its findings Related items fromOnMedica Lessons from Torbay: The journey to integrated care The changing role of community trusts in large geographies Can medicine be cured? GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Widespread support for free personal care for over 65s, argues charity (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - October 28, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why we need to protect the 'engine rooms' of developing STP/ICS partnerships
Nick Ville, director of Membership and Policy at NHS Confederation, reflects on the 'engine room' of developing STP/ICS partnerships, their fragility and why they are too important not to be properly resourced Related items fromOnMedica GPs and NHS trusts to work together to champion integration Partnership best model for delivering what GPs and patients want Is there a role for lay members in ICSs and ICPs PCNs can help promote safety culture and share initiatives Are PCNs what we all imagined? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - October 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence in the NHS: getting the priorities right
The NHS ’s new AI lab needs to focus on the needs of patients and the health system Related items fromOnMedica GPs set out manifesto for hi-tech future Artificial intelligence and the indispensable human in diagnostics Artificial Intelligence gives 48-hour start to beat acute kidney injury NHS to invest £250m in artificial intelligence Artificial intelligence: who ’s liable? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - October 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lessons from Torbay: The journey to integrated care
Dawn Butler of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and Sarah Walter of the NHS Confederation explore what we can learn from Torbay ’s experience as an integrated care organisation operating within a challenged national context. Related items fromOnMedica Respiratory disease: a suitable case for integrated care? Integrated care in Scotland needs to quicken its pace Integrated Care Systems expand to cover one in three patients Integrating to improve the health of people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Are PCNs what we all imagined? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - October 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The changing role of community trusts in large geographies
Colin Scales, chief executive of the Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the changing role he sees for community trusts that operate over large geographies, and why his organisation will not exist in its current form in two to three years ’ time Related items fromOnMedica The collaborative approach turning things around Training needed for social prescribing Social Prescribing Link Workers AKA ‘The Glue in Health and Social Care’ Prevention green paper no match for scale of public health challenges nation faces Are PCNs what we all imagined? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - September 30, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Social Prescribing Link Workers AKA ‘The Glue in Health and Social Care’
Social Prescribing Link Workers have become a crucial new profession and their impact has been acknowledged by a growing number of NHS hospitals, as evidenced by several initiatives Related items fromOnMedica GPs less popular with poorer patients than A&E for tests Prevention green paper no match for scale of public health challenges nation faces Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure The star fish and the link worker Every government promises to solve the social care crisis. Maybe this one means it (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - September 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

For sale to the highest bidder? Future trade deals and the NHS
Is the NHS up for sale, and could a post-Brexit trade agreement with the USA lead to the privatisation of the NHS? Kate Ling, senior European policy manager at the NHS Confederation gives her views. Related items fromOnMedica New 'express freight' service for medicines supply to UK The excluded middle: Is the 'new money' new or not? Comedy politicians Pharmacists warn of no-deal Brexit dangers Trump will ‘absolutely’ include NHS in Brexit trade deals (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - September 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Live Facial Recognition: avoiding the pitfalls
As the multiple applications of LFR technology emerge, including in the medical sector, barrister John Goss outlines some of the issues surrounding its use Related items fromOnMedica Artificial intelligence and the indispensable human in diagnostics NHS to invest £250m in artificial intelligence Artificial intelligence: who ’s liable? Artificial Intelligence gives 48-hour start to beat acute kidney injury Facial recognition used to monitor patient safety (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - September 10, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Playing to type: why diabetes education isn ’t one-size-fits-all
When education is delivered well, everybody wins, but many CCGs may need to rethink their diabetes education strategies to offer greater choice, extending delivery beyond a common reliance on a single provider, argues Nadine Miles, Director of Market Development at Spirit Health Group Related items fromOnMedica Possible link between diabetes and cerebrovascular disease Diabetes drug cuts cardiovascular and kidney problems How GPs can address Babylon ’s burning platform Achieving GP diabetes targets could boost health and cut costs Wearable tech approach to diabetes prevention to expand (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - September 3, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Closing the gap of health inequalities
A vision for how digital technology combined a with population health management programme could be a game changer for health inequalities Related items fromOnMedica The doctor is in (the cloud) How GPs can address Babylon ’s burning platform Council services ravaged by decades of funding cuts, say MPs Health checks could become more personalised £4.4bn gap in social care funding for England within five years, warns think tank (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - August 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The excluded middle: Is the 'new money' new or not?
The announcement of a £1.8bn cash injection for NHS capital infrastructure projects has generated lively debate. Ben Gershlick, Senior Economist at the Health Foundation, explores how new the new money is, and if it is enough Related items fromOnMedica NHS severely impacted by UK skill shortage 'Urgent investment needed for GP Premises' Comedy politicians Waiting lists for treatment referrals highest on record £1.8bn NHS boost will include £110m for primary care (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - August 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Every government promises to solve the social care crisis. Maybe this one means it
There is a growing awareness of the human cost, not only on those who need care, but also on their families, writes Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, as he looks at the new government and the social care crisis Related items fromOnMedica Integrating to improve the health of people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire £1.8bn NHS boost will include £110m for primary care Care system struggling to cope £4.4bn gap in social care funding for England within five years, warns think tank Johnson warned to invest in the NHS (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - August 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How GPs can address Babylon ’s burning platform
GPs need to develop unified working and communication practices to make the shift from a corner shop model to one that can compete for the attention of those attracted to online providers such as Babylon, argues Paul Bensley, MD of GP communications solution provider X-on Related items fromOnMedica Communication issues Innovation through personalisation NHS technology revolution is stuck 'in a state of paralysis' Only one in five doctors aware of patient online feedback about their care The doctor is in (the cloud) (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - August 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Integrating to improve the health of people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
David Pearson, Independent Chair of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System, talks about the impact working in partnership across health and care is having on the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Related items fromOnMedica ICPs will give local areas power to integrate services Collaborate, keep control and carry on £4.4bn gap in social care funding for England within five years, warns think tank Integrated care in Scotland needs to quicken its pace Only one in five doctors aware of patient online feedback about their care (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - July 29, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Innovation through personalisation
On the announcement of the 2018-19 figures for personal health budgets, the Director of Personalised Care at NHS England and Improvement sets out the case for their valued innovation and how they can transform people ’s lives Related items fromOnMedica Long Term Plan will be a game changer Helping GPs to help people live the life they want through a more personalised care approach Government must restore £1bn cuts to public health Mind reveals huge variation in STPs ’ mental health spend Personal health budgets scheme to expand (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - July 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Primary care networks: lifeboats launched on stormy seas
Primary care networks have now gone live. Yet despite their potential to improve primary care, how they ’ll develop, and what changes patients can expect to notice remains unclear. Related items fromOnMedica Communication issues The collaborative approach turning things around NHS rolls out staff retention scheme to general practice Primary Care Networks go live today PCNs can help promote safety culture and share initiatives (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - July 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Forget Brexit, it ’s all about TRexit
As TRUS procedures are being replaced by transperineal biopsies, advance nurse practitioner Jonah Rusere explains why the switch is good news for prostate cancer patients and how urology nurses can make a difference to prostate cancer pathways Related items fromOnMedica Immune system boosters fight prostate cancer Steam treatment for enlarged prostate approved for use on NHS Radiotherapy offers hopes in advanced prostate cancer Prostate cancer in Scotland: an evolutionary journey Revealing a potential new marker for aggressive prostate cancer (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - July 1, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Integrator: Cancer and STPs — 'If you work it out, let me know'
HSJ National Cancer Forum – Expert briefing: Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. Related items fromOnMedica Unrelenting NHS pressure affecting cancer care, say GPs and nurses Labour Party ’s health manifesto welcomed by charities MPs slam government for its poor management of Cancer Drugs Fund Funding boost for local cancer services Lead medics urge government to be honest over NHS spending (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - June 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Collaborate, keep control and carry on
In a challenging healthcare environment, Long-Term Partnerships and collaboration might just be the key to helping GPs deliver effective and sustainable primary care services – without relinquishing control, argues Chris Barker. Related items fromOnMedica Doctors unveils plan to ‘save’ general practice Five-year plan for general practice unveiled BMA calls for maximum number of patients per GP Make GP a more attractive career, agree MPs Things to look forward to (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - June 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Targeted therapies – the next step forward for cancer treatment?
Molecular pathologist Prof Gareth Williams discusses the advantages of targeted therapies over chemotherapy and how to determine which targeted therapy to use Related items fromOnMedica Drug could double head and neck cancer survival Only half of new cancer drugs extend or improve life Age, weight, general wellbeing all affect survival after chemotherapy 75% of reappraised CDF drugs approved for NHS Prescription history could help GPs diagnose cancer earlier (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - June 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NHS brain drain is down to punitive pension tax changes
The UK ’s National Health Service pension scheme is fast becoming ludicrous, writes NHS Confederation chief executive, Niall Dickson Related items fromOnMedica NHS trusts gain more control over their property Pension tax rules threaten NHS as doctors ‘won’t work for nothing’ Pension tax system particularly unsatisfactory for NHS staff NHS pension scheme will be made more flexible Good work – good health (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - June 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What do 'outstanding' trusts tell us about how to improve care?
Achieving a step-change in the quality of care across the NHS is ultimately going to require an organisation-wide approach to improvement, writes Bryan Jones, Improvement Fellow at the Health Foundation Related items fromOnMedica Drop in GPs and community health staff threatens Long Term Plan NHS ’s financial health is getting worse, warn MPs Public health ‘under assault’ by free-market idealogues The collaborative approach turning things around Give service users formal role in planning mental health services (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - June 3, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Long Term Plan will be a game changer
The Director of the national Elective Care Transformation Programme explains why and how the NHS is working to reduce unnecessary face-to-face outpatient appointments Related items fromOnMedica 'Time for Care' to be extended across the NHS Time to hang up the phone – appointments need to be digitised Most asthma attack patients do not get adequate aftercare from GP Latest NHS performance figures dubbed ‘shocking’ Safe discharge of elderly patients scheme in Wales set to be extended (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - May 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How the new nursing associate role will break new ground
As the role of nursing associate grows in number, we need to understand it better. Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, introduces us this new role and how it ’s set to complement the NHS Long Term Plan’s workforce strategy Related items fromOnMedica Surge in young men applying to be nurses Nursing associates join the NMC register Good nurse leadership linked to safer outcomes Thousands of nurses have quit the NHS, new data shows Record number of registered nurses on NMC register (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - May 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The collaborative approach turning things around
Tara Kearney, director of integration for Salford Care Organisation, talks about setting up and working in a whole-system collaborative, and its impact on Salford Royal Foundation Trust and the people in her community Related items fromOnMedica NHS technology revolution is stuck 'in a state of paralysis' Partnership best model for delivering what GPs and patients want The Partnership Review: LLPs - Panacea or Placebo? Joined-up care in action Collaboration 2.0: Moving towards true person-centred care (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - May 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Shaping the future of medicines and pharmacy
NHS England ’s associate chief clinical information officer (Medicines), Ann Slee, looks at how digital technology will help deliver the NHS Long Term Plan Related items fromOnMedica Review highlights digital training needs for NHS staff NHS cancer and mental health services first to get digital makeover New digital technology code 'will protect patients' Greater use of technology in NHS requires culture change New standards to clarify digital health technology needs in NHS (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - May 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication
Dr James Cusack, director of science at Autistica, discusses the challenges in tackling over-medication of autistic people and people with a learning disability Related items fromOnMedica Anti-anxiety treatment hopes for autism BMA calls for ‘national standard for autism care’ Better clinical training needed to prevent learning disability deaths Fears over learning disability care (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - April 29, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Prostate cancer in Scotland: an evolutionary journey
Clinical nurse specialist Karen Walker explores the evolutionary journey of prostate cancer within hospitals and how the development of new technologies and treatments has contributed to improvements in outcomes Related items fromOnMedica Immune system boosters fight prostate cancer One-off PSA test doesn ’t save lives, finds largest study of its kind Radiotherapy offers hopes in advanced prostate cancer Prostate cancer diagnosis (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - April 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Is there a role for lay members in ICSs and ICPs
With the introduction of integrated care systems and integrated care partnerships, Susanne Hasselmann, outgoing chair of NHSCC ’s lay member network, looks at the value lay members bring to the NHS Related items fromOnMedica ICPs will give local areas power to integrate services The NHS Long Term Plan: Focusing on prevention to save thousands of lives ICSs show real potential for sustainable improvements after first year MPs say CCG performance will have to improve Respiratory disease: a suitable case for integrated care? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - April 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Improving the health and wellbeing of 1.5m NHS employees
Anya Gopfert is a junior doctor and also a clinical fellow at the Health Foundation, where she focuses on the role of the NHS in prevention and improving health. The Health Foundation spoke to her about how the NHS can develop its role as a healthy employer. Related items fromOnMedica Easy access to healthy foods ‘nudges’ clinicians to better diets Senior level ‘Wellbeing Guardian’ for every NHS workplace Include NHS workplace culture in formal performance targets, says report NHS staff productivity outstrips rest of economy Can medicine be cured? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - April 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news