Public Policy Projects (PPP) recently put together a high-level, strategic roundtable to develop practical, actionable steps for medical and digital technology in the community, primary and mental health care sectors. Here are the key recommendations.
Decade-long strategies were once considered a ‘nice to have’ rather than a tangible option for UK healthcare. However, with the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, there is a clear pathway for system transformation and better care. Public Policy Projects hosted Simon Stevens to outline his plan.
A new contractual framework promises to redefine the role of community pharmacies in delivering healthcare, allowing more treatments to be offered to patients through same-day consultations with pharmacists. The plan seeks to relieve pressures on GPs and acute services as part of the NHS LTP
Thirty-seven pharmacies across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire now offer an extended service to women who consult them about the symptoms associated with a urinary tract infection. How is the 'Pharmacy First’ Scheme driving better access for patients at the local level?
On 1 July, over 1,200 Primary Care Networks (PCNs) came into being across England. What does this mean for the changing landscape of healthcare?
Professor Martin Marshall is the new Chair-elect of the RCGP and will succeed Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard in November 2019 for a three-year term.
Cancer patients in North Derbyshire have benefitted from more than 500 local appointments for chemotherapy and other treatments over the past two years, saving them lengthy trips to hospital in Manchester.
Around 7,000 practices across England – more than 99 per cent – have come together to form more than 1,200 Primary Care Networks. More time for GPs to treat the sickest patients, closer integration with wider services and a greater focus on prevention – is this the answer to health service woes?
Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to the launch of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in England. The PCNs launched today (1 July 2019) but what does the Royal College think?
The National Association of Primary Care is today unveiling key learnings for primary care transformation and primary care network (PCN) development at Confed19 in Manchester. This follows the publication of an independent report from The King’s Fund on the spread of the primary care home model.
Professor Amanda Howe has been elected as the next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) following a national ballot of its membership.
A new report, Fit for the Future: A vision for general practice, outlines the RCGP vision for 2030. Fifteen-minute minimum consultations, micro-teams and an end to isolated working are some of the highlights that will enable general practice to meet the needs of the future.
Disabled doctors and medical students could expect greater support to pursue their careers, following new guidance published today (Tuesday 14 May) by the General Medical Council (GMC).