Support for general practice resilience

3 August 2017

The GP resilience programme recognises that many practices are already struggling to cope with existing workload and that others are looking for long-term solutions in the face of uncertainties about the supply of GPs, funding, running costs, premises and related issues. PCC is working with practices at all points on the spectrum from the most vulnerable to those interested in building resilience through collaboration, including with other organisations, to provide the necessary infrastructure and scale to support effective sharing of resources, workforce development and expansion of services both to serve the care needs of local populations and to secure the future resources practices need for long-term sustainability and growth. To find out how we are working with practices and primary care commissioners to stabilise vulnerable practices and support GP resilience, please email enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk with “GP resilience” in the subject line.

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Findings from CQC inspections of GP practices

22 September 2017

The Care Quality Commission has published the most detailed analysis yet of the quality and safety of general medical practice in England. Its report uses data for the past three years. CQC found that 4% of practices were rated outstanding, 86% were good, 8% require improvement and 2% were inadequate.

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How specialised services are transforming care

22 September 2017

NHS England has launched a new animation about its specialised services. The animation aims to build a greater understanding with patients and the public, clinicians and other stakeholders about the specialised services that NHS England commissions. The animation is supported by a brochure which explains in more detail about how specialised services are delivering cutting-edge care.

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Improving access to general practice: communications guide and resource pack published

22 September 2017

NHS England has published a communications guide and resource pack to support commissioners and general practice providers to promote general practice services to patients. The guide includes practical advice on developing a range of communications activities and is accompanied by a variety of communications resources including poster templates, web banners and other promotional materials which can be downloaded for use locally. Queries can be directed to england.gpaccess@nhs.net.

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Vaccination target met for the first time

21 September 2017

The proportion of eligible children receiving their first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR1) by their fifth birthday has met the World Health Organisation target of 95% for the first time in England.

Figures from NHS Digital show that the proportion of children receiving the MMR1 vaccine by age five has increased year on year since 2006/07. The target was just missed in 2015/16 when coverage reached 94.8%.

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NICE to begin review of its guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of CFS/ME

21 September 2017

NICE is to begin a review of its 2010 guideline on the diagnosis and management of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) following a recent public consultation with patient and professional groups.

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