The latest issue of Commissioning Excellence looks at the importance of business planning in general practice, the secrets of successful relationships in GP collaborations, and PCC’s work to support managed clinical networks in Manchester. Plus the usual mix of news and case studies.
IntraHealth has been successful in its application, for phase 1 of the pilot, to NHS England and the NHS Leadership Academy for four pilot sites to be part of the national programme to introduce clinical pharmacists in GP multi-disciplinary teams as an integral part of the GP workforce 10-point plan.
Four practices taking part in the clinical pharmacists in general practice programme have seen significant savings in GP time. They have also reported high levels of patient satisfaction and improvements to safety.
It’s tempting to see the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as more legislation that can be safely ignored. After the GDPR takes effect, and all the lawyers, consultants and event organisers have made their money, it will be business as usual, right?
Unfortunately the answer is no. For healthcare organisations, doing nothing before the 25 May deadline is risky bordering on reckless.
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.