• Different routes to success in care of dementia

    30 September 2015

    Three different models of how to care for people with dementia are being flagged up as examples of good practice.

    Schemes at Gnosall, Northumberland, and Rotherham and Doncaster and are highlighted in a new report from NHS England.

    The Gnosall scheme is primary care based, Rotherham is specialist-led with primary care support and Doncaster is entirely specialist led.

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  • Case study: GP extended access

    6 May 2015
    The seven-day GP extended access programme in Herefordshire, enabled through the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund (PMCF), was established with two clear objectives – to improve access to primary care in the evenings and at weekends and to support the urgent care agenda.
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  • Wakefield aims to increase access for patients and cut pressure on GPs

    5 June 2014

    New ways of working and technology underpin a year-long pilot in west Wakefield to improve access while tackling growing pressure on GPs and practice staff.

    Armed with £1.4m from the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund (PMCF), six practices are working with a project team to stabilise general practice after years of change, growing workloads and uncertainty.

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  • GP networks improve CVD care

    9 May 2014

    An observational study in Tower Hamlets, where 34 practices were allocated to eight geographical networks, found reports a step change in performance indicators for cardiovascular disease (CVD).
    Each network had a manager, administrative support, and an educational budget.

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  • Electronic Prescription Service case studies

    14 January 2014

    The Health and Social Care Information Centre has published case studies and information to help GP practice staff make the most of the Electronic Prescription Service.

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