• No premises, no transformation

    30 August 2017

    Sorting out GP premises is among the least headline-grabbing but most important of issues. Without safe, modern premises able to meet rising demand and the needs of a changing general practice workforce, transformation could grind to a halt.

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  • Ealing pharmacist eases GP workload

    30 August 2017

    Working in three west London practices each week, clinical pharmacist Shelina Shah rather jumped in the deep end when NHS England launched its pilot programme in early 2016.

    Armed with 27 years’ experience as a community pharmacist, Shah embraced the new challenges.

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  • Support for sustainable primary care

    30 August 2017

    PCC has been supporting practices to prepare for the future by looking at ways they can become more sustainable.

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  • Even well run practices need to improve their resilience

    30 August 2017

    Resilience is the umbrella term NHS England has chosen for supporting general practice through one of its most challenging – and possibly transformational – periods since the NHS was founded three years after the end of the Second World War.

    PCC has worked with hundreds of practices to help them get fit for the future.

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  • Why should STPs worry about primary care?

    30 August 2017

    Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) have a tough job to do – focused on making the books balance, hamstrung by provider deficits, trying to make an unsustainable system sustainable. Yet the majority of patient contacts and opportunity for upstream intervention is in primary care, most obviously general practice but also community pharmacies, dentists and optometrists. In this article, PCC chief executive Helen Northall makes the case for better understanding of and engagement with primary care by STPs.

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