Just 3 months ago, I was yet another university graduate spat out into society and unable to find a job. Living off Universal Credit, applying for everything relevant that popped up on Indeed, subscribing to hundreds of company websites and eagerly awaiting a job opening, yet finding no luck at all. Luckily, my UC work coach told me about a government scheme called 'Kickstart'. I’d not heard of [...]
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Whilst those who know me well would probably describe me as somewhat opinionated it is rare that I feel so animated, angry, desperately saddened and motivated to the point that I feel compelled to put my thoughts into writing, this however is such a time. Having watched and listened along with the majority of Britons and many others around the world to the tragic events unfolding before our [...]
In his second blog for us , independent management consultant Scott McKenzie looks into the questions around new models of care: Following on from my last blog on New Models of Care, I was asked if I could share the 6 questions I use to engage General Practice, and if I had examples of this in action. [...]
Whilst there are very few reports about the prevalence of mental ill health within the NHS, we do know that doctors, nurses and many others in the healthcare profession face mental health risk factors, both occupational and individual. Specialist services developed specifically for interventions for doctors with mental health problems tend to show promising results, but lack of anonymity prevents many [...]
With the introduction of New Models of Care for the provision of services at scale through, for example, an Integrated Care Systems (ICS), Multispecialty Community Provider (MCP), Primary and Acute Care Systems (PACS), and Accountable Care Organisations (ACO) - all of which include the Primary Care Home (http://www.napc.co.uk/primary-care-home) - it is essential that General Practice takes the time to explore its [...]
Primary care workforce development specialist has seen a three-fold increase in uptake of its training workshops and strong growth in diploma courses across the UK Primary care workforce development specialist The Practice Managers Association (PMA) is making positive changes in GP practices, reporting a strong start to 2018, having seen three-fold annualised growth in the uptake of its training workshops over [...]
The Practice Managers Association has joined #MyGPandMe, in an advisory role. Here, we look at this new campaign to improve healthcare outcomes for people with learning disabilities and autism, and how you can make a real difference in your practice: Dimensions is a national not-for-profit support provider for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. The organisation has a strong [...]
NHS Ransomware We all witnessed the NHS falling victim to a crippling ransomware attack that took out most of the major IT systems in up to 45 sites across the country including general practices. In the following days and weeks, clinical personnel were unable to access information on the central network, including patient records, x-rays, blood results and appointment information. In order to reduce disruption and delays in treatment, doctors [...]