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Improving GP registration among socially excluded groups

LTP Priority: Improving access and outcomes for inclusion health groups Population Intervention Triangle: Segments (link to Section 1 PHE PBA): Service Type of Interventions: Improving GP registration among socially excluded groups Major driver of health inequalities in your area of work Everyone living in the UK is entitled to register and consult with a GP. […]

ROAN information sheet 22: GPs with Extended Roles accreditation framework

The RCGP has worked with NHS England to develop a new generic framework to accredit GPs with Extended Roles (GPwER) (formerly GPs with a Special Interest). This guidance supersedes previous guidance from the Department of Health. The RCGP and the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and the Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS), have used the […]

Bending the curve: how data analysts, GPs, public health and hospitals are using the ‘golden thread’ of Population Health Management

As a GP my priority is to help patients stay well for longer or prevent them developing long term conditions, where possible. It can be difficult to do that on a daily basis with 10 minute appointments, heaps of paper work and mounting pressures. We often find ourselves fire-fighting with a relentless and increasing workload. […]

NHS sets out ‘care for young carers’ offer in GP surgeries

NHS England has outlined a series of practical plans and actions designed to help young carers who may be ‘hidden’, unpaid and under the age of sixteen. Coinciding with the health theme day of Carers Week, from Tuesday (June 11) family doctors across the country can volunteer to offer a new package of services for […]

600 GP hours released a year after reducing inappropriate appointments – Chiswick Health Practice, London

Case study summary Chiswick Health Practice in Hounslow is made up of 3.3 whole time equivalent GPs serving a patient population of over 7,300.  Frustrations in GP appointments being used inappropriately led the practice to participate in the Productive General Practice (PGP) Quick Start programme to find ways to overcome this.  The programme is delivered […]

GP practices across the country to become ‘veteran friendly’

GPs are signing up to become ‘veteran friendly’ under a new national scheme to improve medical care and treatment for former members of the armed services that has been backed by NHS England and the Royal College of GPs. Practices can qualify for veteran friendly status by offering extra support for ex-military personnel who may […]

Reducing GP pressure with less incoming correspondence – Thornbury Road Centre, London

Case study summary Thornbury Road Centre in London has four whole time equivalent GPs and approximately 8,000 registered patients. The GPs were struggling on a daily basis to deal with the volume of incoming correspondence. To look into whether they could reduce this the practice took up the offer of support available through the Productive […]

Patients registered with GP practices

Purposes for processing NHS England has a legal duty to keep a list of all patients registered with GP Practices in England. This list is held in the National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) systems.  These systems also hold data about patients registered with GPs in Wales and the Isle of Man. NHS Digital, […]

Dramatic annual surge in online GP services as patients sign up for convenience

Updated 13 April: This post has been amended following a typo in one of the quotes. Nearly 14 million patients across England are now securely using online services with their family doctor to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their records – saving time for themselves and busy GP practices. Latest figures show an increase […]