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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Wan-Ley Yeung, GP Clinical Lead for the SPCT Inclusion Service, analyses how primary care services can become more accessible for marginal groups
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.