General practice

Former docs and nurses told “Your NHS Needs You” to tackle greatest global health threat in history

More than 65,000 former nurses and doctors will today be told “the NHS needs you“, as a new recruitment drive gets underway to support the fight against coronavirus. England’s top nurse and top doctor have called on colleagues who have left the NHS in recent years to re-register and help the health service to tackle […]

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Primary Care Network service specifications and the Network DES: close of engagement

In December 2019, we published five draft service specifications for engagement; these followed agreement with the British Medical Association General Practitioners Committee (BMA GPC) in January 2019 that the five specifications would form part of the Network DES for 2020/21. Huge thanks are due to the large numbers of GPs, local medical committees (LMCs) and […]

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Improved NHS migraine care to save thousands of hospital stays

Headache and migraine sufferers will benefit from better diagnosis and care as part of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve local health services, avoiding up to 16,500 emergency hospital admissions every year. Health chiefs and other experts believe that the greater use of ‘headache diaries’ and fast access to specialist advice for family doctors […]

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Regular GP review improves patient care

A survey of thousands of GPs reveals nine in 10 family doctors say their annual work appraisal – a regular review of each GP’s performance, carried out by a senior doctor – has helped them to improve patients’ care as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. Feedback from more than 13,000 GPs published today […]

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