My top priority is workforce, health and social care secretary says
Workforce is the‘top priority’ for the NHS, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed.  Speaking at the National Association of Primary Care Conference in Birmingham today, Mr Hancock restated that his top priorities for the NHS are prevention, workforce and technology– as first outlined when he was appointed to the role of health and social care secretary in July. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

' Don't underestimate pressures practice managers are under', says BMA GPC chair
Practice managers are working under'huge pressure' that we should not underestimate, BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey has said. Speaking at the Best Practice show in Birmingham yesterday, Dr Vautrey acknowledged that the number of admin and non-clerical staff in general practice has remained level since 2015– a very different situation to the crisis created by the shortage of clinical staff within the NHS.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

CS 9600 Ideal Solution for OMS Specialty
CHICAGO—The CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system is a highly intelligent piece of technology designed with oral surgeons and implantologists in mind. Intuitive features give the five-in-one system the capability to deliver exceptional image quality for more precise diagnoses, while maintaining ease-of-use and patient comfort.This advanced system combines 2D panoramic technology, CBCT imaging, 3D model/impression scanning1 and 3D facial scanning,2 along with optional cephalometric imaging,2 to meet every clinical need. Up to 14 fields of view, including FOVs ideal forexamining the maxillofacial region, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

General Practice Awards 2018: the Practice Manager of the Year finalists
The finalists for the General Practice Awards, which celebrate leading examples of innovation, hard work and leadership within primary care, were revealed at the end of August.  The awards, which will be held on 30 November at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London, are in their tenth year and, in the run-up to next month’s awards ceremony, Management in Practice is profiling the shortlisted candidates. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

CQC temporarily closes GP surgery after deeming practice'unfit for purpose '
A GP practice has been asked to temporarily suspend its services to patients following a CQC inspection earlier this month.  NHS Knowsley CCG announced on 9 October that the Aston Healthcare GP practice site at Gresford Medical Centre closed with‘immediate effect’ following a CQC inspection on 3 October.  According to the CCG, the CQC sent a letter to Aston Healthcare requiring them to temporarily close the Gresford Medical Centre site, which closed on 8 October. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 16, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Prime Minister sets 2023 deadline for GP loneliness referrals
All GPs in England will be able to refer patients experiencing loneliness to community activities and voluntary services by 2023, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced.  The Government will also partner with Royal Mail on a new scheme in Liverpool, New Malden and Whitby, where postal workers will check on lonely people as part of their rounds, and then link them to support if necessary. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 15, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

CCGs should ‘seriously consider’ funding additional 1% uplift for GP staff, BMA says
CCGs should fund the additional 1% pay uplift to the GP contract to help practice staff in their area attain an overall uplift of 3% this year, the BMA has said.  In aletter to CCG chairs, BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey asked them to consider making a‘one-off’ payment to practices by funding an extra 1% of the GP practice pay increase that the Government agreed on earlier this year. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 15, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

NHS England's Time for Care scheme frees over 192,000 hours of admin time
A flagship programme to relieve pressured GP practices has released over 192,000 hours of administrative time, NHS England has claimed.  It said the'Time for Care' scheme, launched with the 2016 GP Forward View rescue plan, had also freed up 121,000 hours of clinical time. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

GPs asked to prescribe bird watching in latest social scheme
Counting the birds in your garden, taking a walk on the beach, and building a bug hotel are all suggestions in a nature on prescription scheme launched in Shetland in partnership with the RSPB.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

CCG closes SAS scheme practice due to ‘low number of patients’ on list
A practice caring for patients under a Special Allocation Scheme (SAS) will close next year following an emergency measure that left the practice with few patients on its list.  The Birchtree practice in Stockton-on-Tees currently provides GP services to 460 patients, 42 of which are on the SAS scheme– introduced in 2004 to ensure individuals removed from other practices’ lists due to violent behaviour would still be able to access GP care. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Making Sense of MACRA: The AAFP's Top 10 FAQs Making Sense of MACRA: The AAFP's Top 10 FAQs
Confused about the Quality Payment Program? The answers to these 10 frequently asked questions can help you successfully participate.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

GP practices merge to provide care to about 50,000 patients
Six GP practices in Bury have successfully merged into one.                            The practices, which officially merged on 1 July, have since then taken the name of Tower Family Healthcare and started providing care to around 50,000 patients, with their details stored in a single database. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

GP practices merge to provide care to 50,000 patients
Six GP practices in Bury have successfully merged into one.                            The practices, which officially merged on 1 July, have since then taken the name of Tower Family Healthcare and started providing care to around 50,000 patients, with their details stored in a single database. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

London GPs want to keep practice funding model despite Babylon entry
GPs in London have opposed NHS England's proposed changes to the GP funding model.  NHS England has consulted on proposals to ditch the so-called'list turnover index', which gives practices 46% more funding for newly registered patients in their first year of registration with a practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Patient participation group fundraises for new practice monitor
APPG has been raising funds to help its practice buy a blood pressure monitor worth£1,000.  The Cromer Group Practice’s PPG, based in Cromer, Norfolk purchased the blood pressure monitor after it successfully raised the money required for it through fundraising events– including a cake sale– chair of the PPG Liz Hewett said. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

EMIS surveys 300k GP patients on NHS privatisation and paying to skip queue
NHS IT system provider EMIS Health has sent out a survey to 300,000 GP patients asking whether they would consider paying to see their GP more quickly.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

GP practices prescribe controlled drugs electronically in NHS Digital pilot
A small number of GP practices have been selected to electronically prescribe controlled drugs (CDs) as part of a pilot scheme, NHS Digital has announced.  A total of 10 practices based in Yorkshire, the North West and London and using the Emis Health and Vision systems, started with the pilot on 2 October.  They are now able to prescribe drugs such as morphine and tramadol that it was previously not possible to send through the electronic prescription service (EPS). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

GP practices in Leeds first to implement GP Connect
A pilot programme in Leeds is allowing participating GP practices and clinical staff to share and view patients’ data across different IT systems amongst clinicans from different healthcare services, NHS Digital has said.  GP connect, an NHS Digital programme delivered by EMIS Health, gives clinical staff providing primary, secondary or community care access patients’ GP records. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP calls for Government funding for all GP practices to e-consult by 2022
The RCGP wants the Government to spend part of its£20bn NHS funding boost on GP e-consultation software and high-speed broadband.  RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard called on the Government to roll out e-consultation facilities in all GP practices by 2022.  She noted that without funding, it was ‘simply unfeasible’ to expect practices to implement new technology themselves. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Babylon's GP at Hand adverts banned for'misleading' patients on practice registration
Babylon's GP at Hand adverts have been banned by the advertising watchdog for not making it clear to patients they would be giving up their existing GP practice registration. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

GP practices and pharmacies should work together to deliver flu vaccine, local bodies say
Practices and pharmacies should work collaboratively to administer the flu vaccine among the eligible population, three local bodies have said. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 2, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

GP practices could'go under' if inundated with e-consultations, BMA warns
The BMA has warned that GP practices risk‘going under’ if they take on email consultations without considering the practice’s capacity.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 2, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

GP practice to launch legal challenge to offer private medical services
A GP practice is taking the initial steps to launch a legal challenge to open outside their contracted NHS hours.  New Forest Medical Group– a rural practice in Brockenhurst,Hampshire– is raising money to pay for solicitors’ work and has collected more than half of the total amount set as a target on itscrowdfunding page in just over 24 hours. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 1, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Nearly 3,000 patients to be dispersed as North East practice closes
A GP practice in Hebburn, Tyne and Wear has decided to hand back its APMS contract earlier than planned, leaving almost 3,000 patients having to register elsewhere.  The Park Surgery– whose closure will not affect The Glen Medical Group, operating from the same building– will continue to see patients until 31 March 2019.  NHS South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is now contacting patients to encourage them to register with another practice as soon as possible. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 21, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

First areas to benefit from £15m GP practice staff investment named
GP federations in Down and Derry/Londonderry have been announced as the first sites for the rollout of a multi-million pound investment in multi-disciplinary teams to bolster capacity in Northern Ireland general practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 21, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

NHS England ahead of GPFV target for investment in general practice
Funding for GP practices has increased by over£500m in the last year, according to official data published today.  NHS England’s Investment in General Practice report said general practice received£10.8bn in 2017/18,£580m more than last year’s total of£10.2bn. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

GP practices suffering flu vaccine supply issues'will still get paid', says BMA
GP practices can administer the quadrivalent (QIV) flu vaccine to patients over 65 as a'last resort' and still be reimbursed in the usual way, the BMA has said. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

BMA: Practices should send over-65s to pharmacies if unable to source new flu
GP practices can administer the quadrivalent (QIV) flu vaccine to patients over 65 as a'last resort' and still be reimbursed in the usual way, the BMA has said.  But the guidance said practices should, in the first instance, advise patients to return for their vaccination when the aTIV vaccine is in stock or signpost them to another provider. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

BMA: Practices should send over-65s to pharmacies if unable to source new flu jab
GP practices can administer the quadrivalent (QIV) flu vaccine to patients over 65 as a'last resort' and still be reimbursed in the usual way, the BMA has said.  But the guidance said practices should, in the first instance, advise patients to return for their vaccination when the aTIV vaccine is in stock or signpost them to another provider. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

NHS England encourages practices to register students for online GP services
GP practices should promote online GP services to university students, according to guidance issued by NHS England.  Thedocument, published this month, outlines how online GP services can support students and what practices can do to advertise that they offer these features. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

The PM edit: Flynn Reid in her own words
Management in Practice is speaking to a series of PMs on the front-line about what being a practice manager means to them.  Reporter Valeria Fiore talks toFlynn Reid, practice manager at The Abingdon Surgery in Abingdon, Oxfordshire about the challenges practice management poses and the future of the profession. Q. How has being a practice manager changed since you first started out in the profession?Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Local council grants almost £1m to GP surgery to upgrade premise
An East London GP surgery run by the Hurley Group super-practice has been granted almost£1m by the local council to increase its capacity amid a rapidly growing population.  The Island Medical Centre in Tower Hamlets will receive£985,839 to refurbish the surgery, adding four clinical rooms and capacity for up to 28,000 new patient appointments every year. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Practice loses expensive medical equipment in break-in
A GP practice has reported losses of various medical items, after it was burgled last week.  The Lea Vale Medical Practice, located in the Liverpool Road Health Centre in Luton, told Bedfordshire police that several items went missing,‘including a defibrillator, an ECG machine, a blood glucose machine, five boxes of clothes, a doctor’s stamp, boxes of condoms, paramedic emergency equipment and an iPhone 7’. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

GP practices to expect surge in tech hypochondriacs, warns leading surgeon
GP practices and A&E departments will‘undoubtedly see’ a growing number of patients concerned over what health data means for them.  Mr Richard Kerr, chair of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Commission on the Future of Surgery has warned that the increased availability of new technologies such as wearable health devices and sensor will leave more patients alarmed over the data collected. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

New flu vaccine will save 30,000 GP appointments this year, says PHE
The new adjuvanted flu vaccine could save 30,000 GP consultations per year, Public Health England has said.  The vaccine - available for the first time this winter - could also cut hospitalisations by 2,000 and prevent over 700 flu-related deaths in England. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Primary care ‘delivery arm’ of prevention, says workstream lead
The NHS 10-year plan should focus on prevention and helping primary care to deliver it, the primary care workstream lead for the long-term plan has said.  Speaking at The King’s Fund Priorities for the 10-year plan event today, GP and Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS lead Amanda Doyle said that primary care is the‘delivery arm’ of prevention.  She said that although the Five Year Forward View (FYFV)‘majored’ on prevention, it was difficult to deliver on it because of the funding needed in the acute sector.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP urges all practice staff to get flu jab
All practice staff should get vaccinated against influenza, both for their own and their patient’s health, the RCGP has said.  It comes as the NHS is asking all frontline staff to get their free flu jab, to achieve the highest possible level of vaccine coverage this winter and bulletproof the NHS for the coming winter. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Carestream Dental ’s New CBCT System Drives Precision Through Intelligence
ATLANTA —Today at CDA North, Carestream Dental launched an all-new imaging system: The CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system, which enables new levels of image quality, usability and, ultimately, precise diagnostic capabilities. Featuring intelligent automation, first-time-right imaging technology and highly simplified workflows, this system ensures reliable patient positioning, reproducible results and exceptional images. For a future beyond today, the CS 9600 can also grow with a doctor ’s practice—thanks to upgradeable fields of view, versatile imaging options and intuitive software....
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The PM edit: Martin Bell in his own words
Management in Practice is speaking to a series of PMs on the front-line about what being a practice manager means to them.Editor Nora Elias talks toMartin Bell,business manager at the Sacriston Surgery in County Durham, about the challenges practice management poses and the future of the profession. Q. How has being a practice manager changed since you first started out in the profession?Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Scottish GP practice site shuts doors after failing to recruit GPs
A Scottish GP practice has taken the decision to close one of its branches after being unsuccessful at recruiting new GPs.  The Mill Practice in Dundee will close its Fintry Mill Medical Centre site and move all patients to the main site, Arthurstone Medical Centre, from 5 October 2018. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

IT glitch leaves GP patient records incomplete at thousands of practices
A glitch in an IT system used by GP practices has resulted in documents being left out from patient records, NHS England has warned.  The Docman IT system– which is used by approximately 6,000 GP practices– automatically processes letters received by practices through NHSmail and adds them to the patient records. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

NHS launches scanning service for old GP records amid'paperless' strategy
The NHS Business Services Authority is launching a scanning service for GP practices to digitise old patient records.  The service, which comes at a cost to practices which NHSBSA would not disclose, uploads patients' Lloyd George envelopes to the practice's IT system.  According to NHSBSA, over a third (35%) of practices making use of the service in a pilot scheme expect to open a new consultation room with the space that has been freed up. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Review article: Best practice management of neck pain in the emergency department (part 6 of the musculoskeletal injuries rapid review series) - Strudwick K, McPhee M, Bell A, Martin-Khan M, Russell T.
Neck pain and whiplash injuries are a common presentation to the ED, and a frequent cause of disability globally. This rapid review investigated best practice for the assessment and management of musculoskeletal neck pain in the ED. PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Marks First Year as Freestanding Digital Dental Technology Company
ATLANTA —Carestream Dental is breaking with tradition for a good reason. The traditional one-year anniversary gift may be paper, but the independent dental technology company can ’t help but celebrate with all things digital.“It’s been an exciting first year for Carestream Dental, full of transformation and growth,” Lisa Ashby, CEO, Carestream Dental, said. “I’m proud of all the company and its employees have achieved, and I’m grateful for the doctors and partners around the world who trust us to delive r the solutions they need to change their patients’ lives.”Ca...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

GP practices see surge in written complaints while secondary care complaints fall
There has been an increase in the number of written complaints submitted to GP and dental practices but a fall in those presented to secondary care, NHS Digital has found.  In a report published yesterday (6 September),Data on Written Complaints in the NHS, 2017-18, NHS Digital said that there was a 4.5% rise in the number of complaints made by or on behalf of patients to GP and dental practices. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 7, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Complaints Patients Latest News Source Type: news

The Confident Practice Manager
Thriving general practice is a vital ingredient of local NHS sustainability and transformation plans, yet the people most likely to make change happen are often overlooked. Practice managers are involved in and often responsible for business development, workforce planning, finance, IT, premises, quality, safety, procurement, reporting, communications, legal and contractual matters, and more besides. Running larger scale practices and working successfully in primary care networks and the integrated care systems of the future will demand new leadership skills. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Oxfordshire practice texts patients to encourage GP flu jabs after losing out to pharmacies
An Oxfordshire GP practice is texting its patients to encourage them get their flu vaccine from the surgery after it lost custom to local pharmacy services.  The text from staff at Abingdon Surgery in Abingdon, Oxfordshire reads:‘Dear [patient]. We are now taking bookings for our autumn flu clinics. Seasonal vaccinations provide a valuable source of income for the practice, so please support your surgery.’ Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 6, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management community pharmacy flu flu vaccination Latest News Source Type: news

Practice texts patients to encourage GP flu jabs after losing out to pharmacies
An Oxfordshire GP practice is texting its patients to encourage them get their flu vaccine from the surgery after it lost custom to local pharmacy services.  The text from staff at Abingdon Surgery in Abingdon, Oxfordshire reads:‘Dear [patient]. We are now taking bookings for our autumn flu clinics. Seasonal vaccinations provide a valuable source of income for the practice, so please support your surgery.’ Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 6, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management community pharmacy flu flu vaccination Latest News Source Type: news

MouthWatch to Debut and Demonstrate Noteworthy TeleDent ™ Upgrades During CDA San Francisco
The Latest Release of the Leading All-In-One Teledentistry PlatformRaises the Bar on Efficient Workflow ManagementMetuchen, NJ – September 4, 2018 –MouthWatch, LLC aleader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, is launching a substantially upgraded version of TeleDent ™ during CDA Presents in San Francisco. MouthWatch will be demonstrating the enhanced teledentistry platform in booth #2012.Since its launch in 2016, TeleDent has enabled the sharing of patient data, clinical information, and intraoral images in real-time or via store and fo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Superpractice wins £700k contract to provide extended GP access
A GP superpractice has won a three-year contract worth£684,000 to help provide extended access to patients in Yorkshire.  Modality Partnership will work in alliance with a group of seven GP practices in NHS Vale of York CCG to deliver seven-day access to GP appointments in the area. Hide related content:  Show related contentGallery: read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news