• Luton primary care network frees up 3,000 extra appointments

    11 January 2019

    GP practices in Luton have worked together to provide more than 3,000 extra appointments a year including halving the number of appointments lost due to patient non-attendance.
    As well as freeing up appointments, the initiative has improved satisfaction with services and cut complaints by 12%. The network has also realised savings of £50,000.
    NHS England has made a video highlighting the network’s achievements.

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  • Addressing the variation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    12 January 2018

    There are considerable opportunities to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of people with, or at risk of developing, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) within England.

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  • What the NHS can learn from the education and criminal justice sectors

    27 September 2017

    Following Mid Staffs and other high-profile failures of NHS care, the Health Foundation commissioned research into what the NHS can learn from other sectors. A team from the University of Leicester and Cardiff University examined failure, recovery and resilience in the criminal justice system (policing, youth justice, prisons) and education. The research examined the journey to recovery for six previously failing or poorly performing organisations, to identify the key strategic themes and actions that are relevant for health care policy and practice.

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  • Social workers speak out about the state of care

    25 September 2017

    This report contains the findings of a survey by Community Care Magazine supported by the Care and Support Alliance.

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  • A practice primer on mental health in older people

    25 September 2017

    NHS England and NHS Improvement have published advice on mental health in older people aimed at general practice teams. The document, which helps to identify when a mental health diagnosis and follow-up are appropriate, has been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Geriatrics Society and Age UK.

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