NHS England, together with Ipsos MORI, has published the latest official statistics from the GP patient survey. The survey provides information on patients’ overall experience of primary care services and their overall experience of accessing these services.
The latest survey consisted of around 2.2 million postal questionnaires sent out to adults registered with GP practices in England from January 2018 to the end of March 2018.
More general practice groups are coming together in networks (primary care networks (PCN) covering the 30,000 to 50,000 population size often regarded as the entry level point for primary care at scale, with the aim to find collaborative ways of working and collective solutions to local problems.
PCC works with primary care networks and - where in place - federation boards to develop the vision and plans needed by local networks, focusing on early-stage collaboration including reaching consensus, identifying roles, and creating engagement; and moving on to support the leadership development and business planning to make networks successful and sustainable. For those federations and networks that have been in existence for some time, PCC supports reviewing the business strategy to ensure the collaboration is fit for the future. For more information about how we can support contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice teams in London are invited to attend a series of free workshops designed to assist with the delivery of the General Practice Five Year Forward View objectives. The sessions will focus on the GP Forward View 10 high impact actions and will include guest speakers who have had successful experiences in delivering these actions. Facilitators will help delegates to share their challenges and successes and encourage them to consider the most effective ways of working. The workshops are being held across London from September to December.
NHS England has launched its promised consultation on the contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs).
The consultation provides detail about how the proposed ICP Contract would underpin integration between services, how it differs from existing NHS contracts, and how ICPs fit into the broader commissioning system.