General Practice

Health PolicyApril 14, 2021
Making the most of global collaboration post pandemic
One of the most important ways the UK can assist in a global recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is, firstly, to improve its domestic response by freeing up capacity and the supply of vaccines. Professor James Kingsland reflects on what the UK can do to support the world emerging from the pandemic.
Health ProfessionsMarch 8, 2021
New leadership programme for GP’s launched
London South Bank University (LSBU), Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Modality Partnership have launched the first ‘new to partnership’ GP leadership programme to provide primary care leaders with the knowledge and skills they need lead at executive level.  
HealthFebruary 2, 2021
The future of digital primary care
Gianpiero Celino, Clinical Director, Cegedim Healthcare Solutions, outlines a vision for the future of digital healthcare building on the huge progress the NHS made during 2020.
Health PolicyJanuary 4, 2021
Primary care at scale
Primary care at scale (PCaS) entered the lexicon of healthcare in the NHS in England over 10 years ago. It should be regarded as a set of principles rather than an organisational form, albeit when these principles are applied, a larger provider organisation often results.
Health ProfessionsJuly 21, 2020
GP specialty training recruitment continues to break records
Health Education England (HHE) figures published today show that it is well on course to beat its 3,500 target for recruiting doctors into general practice this year. Currently, there have been 3,441 acceptances – the highest figure ever recorded for this stage in the recruitment process.
HealthJuly 20, 2020
Coronavirus test results now visible to GPs
Covid-19 test results are now being automatically sent to GP systems as well as being communicated to the individual, giving GPs visibility of which of their patients have had Covid-19 tests and whether they have tested positive or negative.
HealthJuly 16, 2020
Using the pandemic to enhance the role of the paramedic
Adam Layland, National Head of Commissioning at Health Education England and Consultant Paramedic at Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance, outlines how Covid-19 has underscored the crucial role paramedics can play in supporting primary care and reducing hospital admissions.
Health ProfessionsJuly 3, 2020
New GP risk assessment could leave practices with fewer staff 
GPs across England have been asked to release additional information in new risk assessments. The findings reveal a significant number of staff are in at-risk groups. This could result in some staff being asked to avoid face-face contact with patients.
Health PolicyJune 8, 2020
Hitting the ground running
Building connections between GP practices and local parkrun events could help to improve the health and wellbeing of patients and staff, finds a new study by the University of Warwick.
HealthJune 5, 2020
Pandemic and primary care
For the most part, clinicians and managers have rapidly got to grips with providing access whilst protecting patients and staff from infection risk says Dr Nav Chana, Clinical Director at the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC). We now need to focus on what comes next.
HealthMay 14, 2020
Coping with the Covid aftershock for women's health
Over the past few weeks and probably extending to some months ahead, there will be thousands of women who have ignored symptoms which might lead to a cancer diagnosis. It will be a tragedy if we take a huge step back through lack of screening and late presentation, writes Dr Karen Morton


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Community Pharmacy

Community healthAugust 26, 2020
Sexual health services move online
As the transition away from face-to-face contact within healthcare to online services becomes more common, LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor, in partnership with NHS trusts and Preventx, will begin providing online sexual health services.
Community healthAugust 14, 2020
Putting pharmacy into the NHS team
Sanjeev Panesar, a National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Board Member who runs Pan Healthcare in the West Midlands, outlines the importance of trusted relationships between community pharmacy and wider healthcare services to build back after Covid.
Community healthJune 30, 2020
Stay at Home. Protect the NHS. (Save Lives?)
Graham Phillips explores the benefits of expanding the scope of community pharmacy for the Covid period and beyond.


Community healthMarch 22, 2021
Report confirms "the urgent need to level-up access to NHS dentistry"
The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has welcomed the publication of Public Health England’s report on “Oral health inequalities in England”. The report reveals stark variations between regions in oral health and highlights a clear “north/south” divide.
Health PolicyJanuary 18, 2021
Time to end mixed messaging on NHS dentistry
Dr Martin Skipper, Head of Policy for the LDC Confederation highlights major discrepancies in the Government’s strategy for NHS dentistry during the pandemic.
Community healthAugust 27, 2020
Dentists are deserting the NHS and poorest patients are paying the price
The Association of Dental Groups has responded to the latest NHS Dental Statistics for England 2019-2020, showing that the number of dentists with NHS activity in England went up slightly - from 24,545 in 2018/19 to 24,684 in 2019/20.
Community healthAugust 17, 2020
Ministers must address oral health impacts of Covid-19
The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has launched a national campaign calling on ministers to take urgent action to deal with the growing crisis in access to dentistry.
Community healthAugust 5, 2020
The looming problem for forgotten dentistry
One-third of adults in deprived areas of England have tooth decay. That was the key finding of the Public Health England oral health survey of those attending dental practices published this June, writes Neil Carmichael, Chair of the Association of Dental Groups

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