As the patient population continues to grow, the traditional model of primary care is failing to keep up. Could the solution lie in better demand management online, asks Mindy Daeschner of Doctorlink.
In just over a month Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, will address around 2,000 GPs and primary care professionals at this year’s RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference. The conference will take place between 4-6 of October at the SEC Glasgow.
LaingBuisson has published the first edition of its new ‘Healthcare Construction 2017-2021’ market report.
New guidance has been issued for the NHS to help doctors, nurses and other staff use instant messaging safely to coordinate patients’ care during emergencies.
New figures from NHS Digital reveal an increase in the number of prescriptions being given for diabetes. The total number of items prescribed for diabetes in England totalled 53.4 million items in 2017/18.
The British Medical Association (BMA) has written to Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, expressing grave concerns that up to 48,500 women have not received information regarding cervical cancer screening following a system error earlier this year.
A new study from Public Health England has revealed that 1 in 4 hospitals and 1 in 3 GP practices in the UK are in areas that exceed safe levels of air pollution, according to World Health Organisation guidance.
In October, Doctorlink held an event at the Royal Society of Medicine, entitled ‘The Practice Rethink,' bringing together GPs, practice managers, commissioners and policymakers from across the UK to discuss how the implementation of technology could advance the GP practice of the future.
NHS England has announced that patients across England can now access GP appointments in the evenings and at weekends. It is expected this will allow for nine million extra appointments per year.
Is the NHS in trouble this winter? It is well known that the NHS faces increased pressure over the winter months as the temperature drops and colder weather takes its toll. To monitor this, the NHS publishes weekly performance statistics.
Now a year on from former Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announcing the era of 'patient-powered health,' Evergreen Life ask patients and practices their views on patient empowerment.
Niall Dickson, co-chair of the Brexit Health Alliance, writes on last week’s postponement of the Brexit vote. This means more uncertainty on issues such as health system supply chains, reciprocal healthcare, regulatory alignment, research programmes and public health systems.