• Trust chief unapologetic about going on the GP acquisition trail

    4 July 2018

    “Ask for forgiveness rather than permission,” is the advice of an acute trust chief executive who has blazed a trail in acquiring GP practices with a combined list size of some 140,000.

    David Loughton, chief executive of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, says the idea of vertical integration in his patch began with the securing of local community health services in 2011 and approaches from small GP practices.

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  • 'Think like a company' - Federation leader who got London GPS back in business

    4 July 2018

    Necessity has proved a very fruitful mother of invention for GPs in a particularly diverse area of inner London.

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  • What does the latest planning guidance mean for primary care?

    8 February 2018

    NHS England and NHS Improvement published new operational planning guidance last week. It comes with a few nuggets of news and a predictable focus on headline grabbing issues around A&E and hospital finances, but what does it mean for primary care? Read PCC’s analysis.

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  • NHS supports development of health innovations

    10 January 2018

    The NHS has selected 138 entrepreneurs to design and deliver new technological solutions and innovations in healthcare. This includes the appointment of five healthcare scientists, tackling conditions including sickle cell disease and allergic reactions.

    The clinical entrepreneurs programme, run by NHS England, supports NHS workers to work with leading health and technology industry experts to develop their own innovative ideas. Within the first year, clinical entrepreneurs recruited to the programme have already launched 50 start-ups, leading to the creation of 344 jobs.

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  • New kind of reality show improves health in care homes

    30 August 2017

    Holistic assessment is not always associated with fun but that is the approach Wakefield’s enhanced care homes vanguard is taking.

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