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: 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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GP and Practice Team bulletin: June 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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GP and Practice Team bulletin: May 2014

Publications gateway number: 01741 Changes to the HPV vaccination programme From September 2014 the schedule for HPV vaccination, routinely offered to girls aged 12 to 13, will change from three to two doses. These changes, announced by Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS England, follow research showing that antibody response to two doses […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: April 2014

Publications gateway number: 01585 Providing proactive care and avoiding unplanned admissions for vulnerable people NHS England has published a guide to the new enhanced service for general practice and new opportunities for CCGs to shift funding into primary care and community health. The guide details support available and explains how GPs can work with their CCGs […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: March 2014

Publications gateway number: 001248 Dr Mike Bewick, Deputy National Medical Director ‘Top down or bottom up?’ is a question we ask time and time again in the health service, especially since the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act which was designed to give greater power to local clinicians in the commissioning process. However, […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: February 2014

Publications gateway number: 001248 Everyone Counts From 1 April 2014, GP practices will be offered the opportunity to take part in an enhanced service which is designed to reduce avoidable unplanned admissions by improving services for the most vulnerable patients and those with complex physical or mental health needs. The NHS  Planning guidance ‘Everyone Counts’ […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: January 2014

Publications gateway number: 01083 Foreword Mike Bewick,  Deputy National Medical Director This month we’re leading the Challenge Fund which will support practices in developing innovative ways to extend patient access to primary care. It recognises GP practices’ central role; working with other professionals to develop a more sustainable, patient-centred healthcare service. Before the 2004 contract, […]

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GP and Practice Team bulletin: December 2013

Publications gateway number: 00766 Seizing opportunities to make things happen – Mike Bewick,  Deputy National Medical Director I’ve been very impressed with how innovative GPs are already tackling the many challenges that come with Improving General Practice – a Call to Action. Thanks to feedback, we are now developing an even greater understanding of the […]

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