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?
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.
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.
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).
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.
The General Medical Council’s (GMC) first comprehensive survey of speciality, associate specialist and locally employed doctors opens today, Wednesday 1 May.
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’
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.
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.
LaingBuisson has published the first edition of its new ‘Healthcare Construction 2017-2021’ market report.
New guidance has been issued for the NHS to help doctors, nurses and other staff use instant messaging safely to coordinate patients’ care during emergencies.
New figures from NHS Digital reveal an increase in the number of prescriptions being given for diabetes. The total number of items prescribed for diabetes in England totalled 53.4 million items in 2017/18.
The British Medical Association (BMA) has written to Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, expressing grave concerns that up to 48,500 women have not received information regarding cervical cancer screening following a system error earlier this year.