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.
Health ProfessionsMay 1, 2019
Candidates announced for next RCGP president: Voting open
Seven candidates are standing to succeed Professor Mayur Lakhani as the next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners when he demits office after his two-year term in November.
HealthApril 30, 2019
RCGP launch 'tech manifesto' to give primary care a digital boost
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has called upon the on Health and Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, to make the NHS a world leader in tech by getting the basics in place in its new ‘tech manifesto’
HealthApril 11, 2019
Reimagining Primary Care: A case for technological change
As the patient population continues to grow, the traditional model of primary care is failing to keep up. Could the solution lie in better demand management online, asks Mindy Daeschner of Doctorlink.
HealthSeptember 10, 2018
A month to go until the RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference 2018
In just over a month Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, will address around 2,000 GPs and primary care professionals at this year’s RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference. The conference will take place between 4-6 of October at the SEC Glasgow. 
HealthNovember 14, 2018
1 in 4 hospital sites exceed WHO pollution limit
A new study from Public Health England has revealed that 1 in 4 hospitals and 1 in 3 GP practices in the UK are in areas that exceed safe levels of air pollution, according to World Health Organisation guidance.

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