Why should your practice become dementia-friendly?
Around 850,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with dementia, with the number set to increase to one million by 2021, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.  As artificial intelligence (AI) advances, it will become easier to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care and offer early access to treatment and support to those affected by different types of dementia. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

How important is extended access to GP services for practices and patients?
NHS England is asking CCGs to provide extended access to GP services by 1 October 2018.  The Government wants to ensure that every patient has access to GP services,‘including appointments at evening and weekends’ by 2020. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Devon practices offer e-consultation to half a million patients
More than 550,000 patients in Devon are now able to benefit from 24-hour online access to their GP practice.  The service, jointly provided by Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group and South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group, allows patients to seek experts’ assistance for minor conditions. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 16, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

CS 3600 Intraoral Scanner Certified for Use with Dental Wings ’ Software Solutions
ATLANTA —Carestream Dental is pleased to announce that the CS 3600 intraoral scanner has been certified by Dental Wings for use with its Dental Wings Open System (DWOS), DWOS Chairside CAD Software and coDiagnostiX Implant Planning Software." This official certification of the CS 3600 for use with Dental Wings DWOS, DWOS Chairside Design Software and coDiagnostiX Implant Planning Software makes Carestream Dental one of the premiere partners of choice for premium digital impressions ” said Marianne Belcari, global product line manager for CS Solutions, Carestream Dental, said. “The fully open sys...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Premises fees owed by GP practices climb to £202m
GP practices owe£202m in unpaid premises fees to government-owned NHS Property Services (NHS PS) and Community Health Partnerships (CHP), a health minister has revealed.  This latest figure, up to the end of 2017/18, represents a£79m increase compared with the previous year, when practices owed£123m to the two companies, as revealed by our sister publication Pulse.  In response GP leaders have said the charges are'a significant threat to general practice' and must be'abandoned'. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Practice managers react to the appointment of new health secretary
Management in Practice asked practice managers what their views and hopes for the newly appointment secretary of state for health and social care are. Paul Conroy - practice manager at The Colte Partnership - Mersea Island Branch ‘The seriousness of the NHS predicament has grown significantly since then, and the stability of a predictable and knowledgeable set of hands is sorely needed. [Jeremy Hunt’s] arguing for an uplift of the NHS budget, and his tag-team with Simon Stevens has been successful lately.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Meet the 2018 Fast 50 honorees: PracticeForces
Company: PracticeForces Location: Clearwater Industry: Medical billing, coding, revenue cycle management and practice management consulting How would you describe what your company does to a friend or family member who may not know? PracticeForces has been simplifying billing solutions for our clients since 2003. We p rovide complete revenue cycle management and medical practice consulting and can manage all or a portion of the billing tasks for the medical practice. We have had the privilege… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Erickson Source Type: news

Practice manager asks patients to get active for NHS70
A practice manager and a GP based in Macclesfield are urging people to adopt health lifestyles as a birthday gift to the NHS.  Mrs Chris Campbell-Kelly and Dr Louise Hastings based at the Park Lane Surgery in Macclesfield, Cheshire looked at self-care as one of the solutions that will help the NHS face the next 70 years.  They believe it would help reduce the number of people adding pressure on urgent and emergency care, according to NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (ECCCG). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Jeremy Hunt ’s healthcare legacy
Jeremy Hunt has been appointed foreign secretary, leaving his health and social care role to West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock.  Despite Mr Hunt’s numerous pledges to do‘better for social care’ and ease the pressures in NHS services, many healthcare leaders will remember him as the man behind the introduction of the controversial Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs).  Despised or loved, Mr Hunt has shaken the healthcare world and his legacy will affect the sector for years to come. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

What does the appointment of Matt Hancock as health and social care secretary mean for the NHS and social care?
Matt Hancock MP has been named as health and social care secretary after his predecessor Jeremy Hunt was promoted to the role of foreign secretary.  Mr Hancock was previously digital, culture, media and sport secretary– a role he was assigned in January this year, having been a junior minister in the department since July 2016.  So, what will Mr Hancock bring to the NHS and social care? Management in Practice looks at what this new appointment could mean for the NHS and social care. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Matt Hancock appointment: what does it mean for health and social care?
Matt Hancock MP has been named as health and social care secretary after his predecessor Jeremy Hunt was promoted to the role of foreign secretary.  Mr Hancock was previously digital, culture, media and sport secretary– a role he was assigned in January this year, having been a junior minister in the department since July 2016.  So, what will Mr Hancock bring to the NHS and social care? Management in Practice looks at what this new appointment could mean for the NHS and social care. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Layoffs likely ahead at Henry Schein in latest move
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said yesterday that it’s planning more changes for its business after announcing the spinout of its animal health business and a joint venture for its dental software operation earlier this year. In a terse regulatory filing yesterday, Melville, N.Y.-based Schein said it’s “committed to an initiative to rationalize its operations and provide expense efficiencies” by the end of the year, but provided no details on the plan. “The company is currently unable in good faith to make a determination of an estimate of the amount or range of amounts expected to be incurred in c...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dental Wall Street Beat Henry Schein Inc. Layoffs Source Type: news

What we know about new health secretary Matt Hancock
Matt Hancock MP was appointed digital, culture, media and sport secretary in January 2018 having been a junior minister in the department since July 2016. He was first elected an MP in the 2010 general election in the West Suffolk constituency.  Before entering parliament, he worked as an economist at the Bank of England and as chief of staff to the shadow chancellor.  He has little health background, with no obvious links to the NHS, let alone general practice. He has not mentioned GPs or doctors since he started in Parliament in 2010.Hide related content:  Show related contentGallery: read more (...
Source: Management in Practice - July 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Jeremy Hunt leaves health secretary role as culture secretary takes over
Jeremy Hunt has been appointed foreign secretary, with digital, culture, media and sport secretary Matt Hancock named as his successor as health secretary.  Mr Hunt had recently become the longest service health secretary, having taken the role in September 2012. He had previously said that health secretary was his last major role in politics.  However, following Boris Johnson’s resignation yesterday, Mr Hunt was appointed foreign secretary. Hide related content:  Show related contentGallery: read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Dundee practice could close following difficulty in recruiting GPs
A Scottish GP surgery is considering closing one of it surgeries after it was unable to attract new GPs.  On a statement on theirwebsite, the Mill Practice in Dundee wrote that despite‘actively trying to recruit replacement GPs since October 2017’ they have not been successful. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

GP vacancy rates rocket with one in six roles unfilled
GP vacancy rates are at the highest level ever recorded, with one in six positions currently unfilled, a major Pulse survey has revealed.  Our sister publication Pulse's annual vacancy survey of 658 GPs found that 15.3% of GP positions are currently empty, up from 12.2% last year, and 11.7% in 2016.  It also showed that the recruitment issues were concentrated on certain practices, with two-thirds of the vacancies reported at practices where there were more than one position unfilled. Hide related content:  Show related contentGallery: read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

In conversation with...Kate Carr
Practice manager Kate Carr tells Valeria Fiore that keeping The Crookes Practice in Sheffield thriving takes determination, grit and a desire to make a difference  QWhat do you love about your job?  A That I can make a difference. I’m also a partner at The Crookes Practice and involved in much of the decision-making.  Sometimes in primary care I feel the decision-making is quite drawn out, but here we tend to make decisions on the spot. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 6, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Premises Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

What would your gift to the NHS be on its 70th birthday?
Deputy editorAngela Sharda asks practice managers what they would give to the NHS on its landmark anniversary. Steve Williams 'My gift (in three parts) is to: ·      Abolish clinical commissioning groups and replace them with more relevant and streamlined organisations.·      Align all non-clinical primary care staff with Agenda for Change pay scales.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

How we are celebrating the NHS turning 70
 Valeria Fiore speaks to three different practice managers about what they are doing to honour the service’s landmark birthday Veg on prescription Alvanley Family Practice, Stockport: Practice manager Kay Keane and health champion David Chorlton will launch a practice allotment on 5 July 2018, to celebrate the NHS turning 70. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 4, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

NHS England set to consult on'biggest GP contract reform since 2004 '
NHS England has launched a consultation that'could herald the most substantial changes to the GP contract since 2004', according to board papers. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 4, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Nye Bevan: the founding father of the NHS
Nye Bevan’s towering accomplishment was the creation of the National Health Service in 1948. The son of a Welsh coal miner, he displayed a steely determination and hatred of the class system from a young age, becoming one of the most important ministers in the post war Labour government and the chief pioneer of nationalised hospitals and free medical care for all. Emma Dent reports  For all the efforts of many politicians, few have their name indelibly linked with their achievements. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

Henry Schein, Internet Brands form dental-software focused JV Henry Schein One
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said yesterday that it and Internet Brands formed joint venture Henry Schein One, which aims to produce integrated dental technology focused on improving practice management, marketing and patient communication. The deal was originally announced on April 3, Melville, N.Y.-based Henry Schein said, and financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. “With the creation of Henry Schein One, we have advanced our dental business strategy by bringing together leaders in dental software and web-based applications to build a powerful new engine that will enable dental professionals...
Source: Mass Device - July 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Henry Schein Inc. Source Type: news

The gift that must keep on giving
The£20bn funding increase ahead of the NHS’s 70th birthday is a welcome surprise. But how it is spent will be crucial to the service’s survival over the next 70 years, says Angela Sharda Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 2, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Patients to book GP appointments through new app by end of 2018
Patients will be able to book GP appointments using a new NHS app from the end of this year, the health secretary has said.  Jeremy Hunt said the app, which was first announced at NHS Expo last year, will‘mark the death-knell of the 8am scramble for GP appointments’.  The app will also allow patients to order repeat prescriptions, access NHS 111 online, and set their organ donation preferences and data-sharing preferences. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 2, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Use the celebrations to engage with your patients
The NHS will be turning 70 on 5 July. Have you thought about how your practice wants to mark the anniversary? The health service would like to see the celebrations as a thank you to NHS staff for their hard work and commitment and, as practice managers, we are key to ensuring that all those involved are recognised for their contribution.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 30, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
Suggestions include doing a financial analysis, using scribes, renegotiating insurance contracts (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 -- Providers can take practical steps to improve practice efficiency and increase insurance reimbursement, according to an article published in Dermatology Times. In a talk at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘The NHS has changed people’s lives’
Deputy editor Angela Sharda speaks to Aneira Thomas about her remarkable life‘as the first baby born on the NHS’ and what the health service means to her Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 29, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

How general practice has changed since the birth of the NHS
From one-doctor practices in the GP’s home to large-scale, computer-centred premises— general practice has changed significantly since 1948. Valeria Fiore tracks its progress over the past 70 years  There were no celebrations, no bands or public processions and few preliminary special pronouncements on 5 July 1948. I worked from the same premises as before, with the same arrangements for consultations and home visits for the same patients and with the same part-time staff, my wife.’ Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 29, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

Super-practices: a new path for practice management
A few years ago, merging was a daring move for practices. But more surgeries are now finding that it’s the way to remain sustainable, reports Valeria Fiore Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 26, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

General practice at risk of collapse but can be rebuilt, says BMA GPC chair
The foundation of general practice has‘serious structural faults’ and is at‘risk of collapse’, a leading GP has said.   Speaking to BMA members at its annual conference in Brighton, BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey said that despite the challenges that general practices faces today, its foundations can be rebuilt to ensure the future of the health service. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 26, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Our teams need us to be bold and kind
Practice managers come from diverse backgrounds and Claire Oatway really made 
a career change when she decided to join the profession. Leaving behind a career that had included roles as a police intelligence analyst and in local government because she found herself moving too far away from working with people, she made the shift to practice management. On 1 April 2014, Ivybridge Medical Practice, Plym River Practice and Ridgeway Practice, based in the Plymouth and South Hams area, merged to become the Beacon Medical Group.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 25, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Personal Practice Source Type: news

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

The 38th Annual Meeting of the Israeli Orthopaedic Association, Tel-Aviv
The Israeli Orthopedic Association (IOA) was established in 1984 by a group of Israeli orthopedic surgeons to provide education and practice management services for orthopedic surgeons in Israel. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - June 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Meetings Events 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

Call for primary care participation in shaping national digital service for child health
NHS Digital is seeking participants to support a new child health services project. GPs, practice managers and practice administrators are invited to shape the future national failsafe management service. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 15, 2018 Category: UK Health 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: Patient Access Patients Practice development 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

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

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

Medtronic can ’ t slip whistleblower ’ s CRM suit
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) must face a whistleblower’s lawsuit accusing it of running a kickbacks scheme to encourage doctors to implant its cardiac rhythm management devices. Plaintiff Cathleen Forney worked for Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic for 16 years until she was fired from her role as a district service manager for the cardiac & vascular division in 2012, according to court documents. Forney alleged in a 2012 lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act that the company provided free services to hospital purchasing decision-makers “to persuade healthcare providers to purchase Medtronic devices.” The s...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Legal News Cardiac Rhythm Management Medtronic Source Type: news