HealthJuly 19, 2021
“Don’t wait; Act” on early diagnosis
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.
HealthAugust 25, 2020
“Greenest NHS building” set to be built in Coventry
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. 
Community healthAugust 17, 2020
£5 million for social prescribing to tackle the impacts of Covid-19
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.
Health PolicyJuly 28, 2020
Helping the country lose weight
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.
HealthMay 1, 2020
Setting a new precedent for remote patient care
Dr Chris Whittle is an NHS doctor turned Clinical Entrepreneur who wants to change the way people access healthcare in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Community healthMarch 10, 2020
New practical estate guide launched for primary care networks
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.
Health PolicyAugust 20, 2019
NHS Health Check to get a personal touch
Matt Hancock, Sectary of State for Health and Social Care, has launched an evidence-based review into the NHS Health Check to assess the feasibility of adopting a more personalised, preventative approach, depending on individual characteristics.
Health PolicyJuly 31, 2019
Turning policy into practice: Medical technology and the Long-Term Plan
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.
Health PolicyJuly 26, 2019
Partnerships, digital and workforce at heart of Long Term Plan success
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.
Health PolicyJuly 22, 2019
The power to pharmacy
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
Community healthJuly 19, 2019
The smartphone test providing rapid relief for women with UTI symptoms
Thirty-seven pharmacies across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire now offer an extended service to women who consult them about the symptoms associated with a urinary tract infection. How is the 'Pharmacy First’ Scheme driving better access for patients at the local level?
Community healthJuly 12, 2019
Arden House relieves burden on local hospitals for cancer patients
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.
Health PolicyJuly 9, 2019
Boys to benefit from HPV vaccine from September
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.
Health PolicyJuly 1, 2019
Could new Primary Care Networks free up GPs and improve health outcomes?
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?
Health PolicyJuly 1, 2019
No ‘one size fits all’ approach to solving GP pressures, says RCGP
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?
Health PolicyJune 19, 2019
NAPC highlights a new leadership approach to primary care transformation
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.
Health ProfessionsJune 11, 2019
MBE for Dr Nav Chana in Queen’s birthday honours
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.
HealthJune 4, 2019
RCGP announces Amanda Howe as new President
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.
HealthMay 21, 2019
A bright future for general practice?
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.
Health ProfessionsMay 14, 2019
New analysis reveals mounting pressures on GPs in deprived areas
New analysis by the Health Foundation reveals a mounting cycle of pressures that are impacting disproportionately on GPs in the most deprived areas, increasing GP workload and leading to growing inequality in provision for patients.

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