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  • Breaking the cycle of despair: the support practices really need

    11 July 2018

    National policy is focused on strengthening general practice – both as a critical service in its own right and as an essential part of emerging integrated care systems. The reality on the ground is often at odds with the national vision, either because promised funding is slow to get through or because practices are too busy keeping the show on the road to worry about the luxury of improvement.

    Yet commissioners and practices themselves know that without tackling fundamental issues, more practices will decline, fail or continue to set their sights no higher than survival.

    PCC has worked with hundreds of practices to fix the things that are holding them back. We have helped struggling practices to get out of reverse gear. We have also helped practices before issues start to become terminal with interventions that allow them to recover their momentum and repair morale.

    To find out more about PCC’s practical support for practices contact enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk.

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  • Disruptive innovation? Online consultation and general practice

    2 July 2018

    New tools and services are already allowing general practice to work in new ways. They range from systems that enable practices to improve patient flows to AI based apps that do some of the work of GPs and services where the only face to face contact between doctor and patient is on a screen.

    Opinion is divided about whether these “disruptive innovations” will revolutionise care or pose an existential threat to cherished institutions. But with services already up and running and IT widely acknowledged as a vital lever for change, there is little doubt that digital technology will have an increasing role in primary care.

    This half-day event on 17 October in London, 7 November in Birmingham and 15 November in Manchester for primary care commissioners will explain some of the approaches on offer, with examples of products and services in use today.

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  • All roads to the future start in the same place, with primary care

    2 July 2018

    What do a Wolverhampton trust, a London GP federation and a Gateshead practice group have in common? The answer is determination not to wait for permission to improve local services. Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust now runs practices covering a population of 140,000, City & Hackney GP Confederation has helped local practices turn around their business and clinical outcomes, and a practice business manager in Gateshead argues that ambitious practices should set their sights beyond reducing GP workload. Find out more in the July issue of Commissioning Excellence.

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