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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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?
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?
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.