GP and practice team bulletin

This bulletin is an information update providing resources on health policy and practice for GPs and the primary care audience, including practice managers and nurses.

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GP and Practice Team bulletin – July 2015

Publications gateway number: 03892 Headline news General practices invited to bid for funding for innovative £15 million pharmacy pilots An innovative new scheme to introduce around 250 clinical pharmacists into general practice has been launched. Practices/groups of practices interested in working in new ways and offering patients different approaches to accessing care are invited to bid […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin – June 2015

Publications gateway: 03514 2014/15 NHS complaints procedure – KO41b The 2014/15 K041b complaints data return for general practice will be collected by the NHS England Primary Care website www.primarycare.nhs.net . The collection period is 27 May 2015 to 8 July 2015. Your practice will have received a letter from NHS England with further details about the […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin – May 2015

Publications gateway: 03347 Updated Ready Reckoner to support the Personal Medical Services Guidance 2015/16 A ready reckoner has been produced by NHS England for General Medical Services practices to use as a rough guide to estimate the change in their funding as a result of the contractual changes in 2015/16. This tool takes account of the changes […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin – April 2015

Publications gateway: 03347 Sepsis related patient safety incidents GP practices can now report sepsis-related patient safety incidents through the new National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) e-form for general practice. There are an estimated 31,000 deaths per year due to sepsis, an estimated 10,000 of which are avoidable. Improvements around initial assessment, recognition of critical […]

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GP and Practice Team Bulletin – March 2015

Publication gateway: 03121 Transforming services for people with learning disabilities – System wide report published NHS England, along with national partners, has published a report that sets out the next steps to transform services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. Transforming Care – Next Steps outlines work to be delivered by NHS England, the Local […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: December 2014

Gateway number: 02840 Choice of GP practice GP practices are now able to register new patients who live out of area without home visiting responsibilities. Area teams are responsible for securing access to urgent care for out of area patients when at home during core hours and have assured NHS England of their plans for […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: November 2014

Patient Online Launch Support and  Resource Guide The Patient Online Programme has developed an interactive support and resource guide to help general practices implement the General Medical Service/Personal Medical Service contractual requirements of online booking of appointments, online ordering of repeat prescriptions and online access to summary information held in patients’ records; to be delivered […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: October 2014

Publications gateway number: 02494 Support for GPs applying to £100 million fund The Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund second wave is open for applications until 5pm 16 January 2015. To help GPs develop their proposals for extending services, Dr Robert Varnam, Head of General Practice Development, will be holding a series of webinars: 19 November – […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: August 2014

Publications gateway number: 02250 Staff in GP surgeries and community pharmacies invited to complete the Freedom to Speak Up review survey Sir Robert Francis invites all those who work in GP surgeries and community pharmacies to complete a survey of their views on raising concerns, the barriers that might prevent someone from speaking up and their […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: July 2014

Publications gateway number: 01848 Enhanced service specification published for proactive care of vulnerable people Providing proactive care and avoiding unplanned admissions for vulnerable people: a programme of action for general practice , the new 2014/15 enhanced service specification has now been published. The specification forms the contractual basis for the enhanced service and the relevant Read2 […]

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