Doctors have found their work “emotionally exhausting” during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report published today by the General Medical Council (GMC).
As we ease out of lockdown restrictions and regain some sense of normality, the focus must be on getting early diagnosis back on track. Otherwise, thousands of undiagnosed issues will inevitably lead to a new health crisis.
NHS England and NHS Improvement have given the go-ahead for the development of one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the NHS. The project will be the first of its type in the UK to be certified to the Passivhaus standard.
New funding secured by the National Academy for Social Prescribing hopes to expand upon the already successful scheme to help people open up more and overcome difficulties found during the lockdown.
The Government has announced a wide range of different rules and regulations to try and encourage the UK to lose weight. These include new labelling systems for food, restrictions on junk food adverts, ending unhealthy food promotion in shops and encouraging social prescribing.
The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) has launched a new practical 'how to' guide to help primary care networks (PCNs) start work on developing their premises so they’re able to provide integrated, community-based health and care well into the future.
A state of the art £15 million health centre has opened in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, offering GP and primary health care services.
New research by the Stroke Association has revealed that an extremely high number of stroke survivors – more than one million in the UK – live in constant fear of having another stroke.
Public Policy Projects (PPP) recently put together a high-level, strategic roundtable to develop practical, actionable steps for medical and digital technology in the community, primary and mental health care sectors. Here are the key recommendations.
Decade-long strategies were once considered a ‘nice to have’ rather than a tangible option for UK healthcare. However, with the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, there is a clear pathway for system transformation and better care. Public Policy Projects hosted Simon Stevens to outline his plan.
A new contractual framework promises to redefine the role of community pharmacies in delivering healthcare, allowing more treatments to be offered to patients through same-day consultations with pharmacists. The plan seeks to relieve pressures on GPs and acute services as part of the NHS LTP
On 1 July, over 1,200 Primary Care Networks (PCNs) came into being across England. What does this mean for the changing landscape of healthcare?
Professor Martin Marshall is the new Chair-elect of the RCGP and will succeed Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard in November 2019 for a three-year term.
Cancer patients in North Derbyshire have benefitted from more than 500 local appointments for chemotherapy and other treatments over the past two years, saving them lengthy trips to hospital in Manchester.
Public Health England has announced that from September 2019, boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the free Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine as well as girls. Estimates suggest this could prevent over 64,000 cervical cancers and nearly 50,000 non-cervical cancers by 2058.
Around 7,000 practices across England – more than 99 per cent – have come together to form more than 1,200 Primary Care Networks. More time for GPs to treat the sickest patients, closer integration with wider services and a greater focus on prevention – is this the answer to health service woes?
Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to the launch of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in England. The PCNs launched today (1 July 2019) but what does the Royal College think?
The National Association of Primary Care is today unveiling key learnings for primary care transformation and primary care network (PCN) development at Confed19 in Manchester. This follows the publication of an independent report from The King’s Fund on the spread of the primary care home model.
Dr Nav Chana, former NAPC Chair and now National Primary Care Home Clinical Director, has been awarded an MBE for services to clinical education and primary and community care in the Queen’s Birthday honours.
Professor Amanda Howe has been elected as the next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) following a national ballot of its membership.
A new report, Fit for the Future: A vision for general practice, outlines the RCGP vision for 2030. Fifteen-minute minimum consultations, micro-teams and an end to isolated working are some of the highlights that will enable general practice to meet the needs of the future.
Disabled doctors and medical students could expect greater support to pursue their careers, following new guidance published today (Tuesday 14 May) by the General Medical Council (GMC).