The importance of good relationships and sound planning

13 February 2018

The latest issue of Commissioning Excellence looks at the importance of business planning in general practice, the secrets of successful relationships in GP collaborations, and PCC’s work to support managed clinical networks in Manchester. Plus the usual mix of news and case studies.

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Health, ageing and support survey: 2016 and 2017

24 May 2018

These reports provide the results of Ipsos MORI surveys of the views of people aged 50 or over on health, ageing and support. The research explored views and perceptions of participants' own health and wellbeing, health and social care services and preparing for the future.

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Health matters: preventing Type 2 diabetes

24 May 2018

Public Health England has published guidance on how to optimise the NHS diabetes prevention programme in order to identify those at risk of Type 2 diabetes and help lower their risk of developing the disease.

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Fitness to practise improvements made

24 May 2018

The General Medical Council (GMC) has made a catalogue of improvements to its fitness to practise processes.

Changes include increasing support available to doctors, and obtaining key information shortly after receiving a complaint to help decide whether an investigation is needed. This process, known as provisional enquiries, has already prevented around 400 cases from going to a full investigation.

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Remuneration

24 May 2018

This section focuses on remuneration of prototype practices.

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NHS Providers looks at the role of community services

23 May 2018

A report from NHS Providers presents examples of good practice where community service providers have successfully developed new ways of working, collaborating with other services to improve patient care. However, it concludes that in practice, support on the ground has failed to match the rhetoric, leaving many providers marginalised, underfunded and short staffed.

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