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General practice on the brink: what should reform look like?

Blog post 17/05/2022Dr Rebecca Rosen

Increased demand, staff burnout and deteriorating patient experience are threatening the stability of general practice, but what would reform look like? In the second of our mini series of blogs this week, Rebecca Rosen describes the seven components that need to be built into any policy reform.

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The new GP plan is much better than the headlines suggest – but it’s only the beginning

Blog post 15/10/2021Dr Rebecca Rosen | Dr Charlotte Paddison

Headlines this week would not have done much to convince GPs that they are trusted or appreciated, but beyond the headlines is a real issue. Rebecca Rosen and Charlotte Paddison argue that the system of accessing care isn’t working well for staff or for many patients, and there is much in this wee...

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Planning and Evaluating Remote Consultation Services: A New Conceptual Framework Incorporating Complexity and Practical Ethics

Journal article 02/09/2021

As 'remote by default' becomes the norm for healthcare consultations, this study presents a new framework, Planning and Evaluation Remote Consultation Services (PERCS), to evaluate primary care services.

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Chart of the week: How does patient experience of general practice vary with deprivation?

Data story 26/08/2021

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. With the recently published 2021 GP Patient Survey providing an insight into patient experience during the pandemic, Jessica Morris takes a closer look at how the results varied across areas with...

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Second Reading of the Health and Care Bill

Briefing 14/07/2021

The 2021-22 Health and Care Bill is the biggest legislative overhaul of the NHS presented to the House of Commons for a decade. This briefing presents the key points and issues on which we believe MPs should provide scrutiny.

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How is remote-by-default consulting changing general practice?

Workshop 07/04/2021 • 10.00–12.00

The third in a series of workshops, this event focused on remote consulting in general practice during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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What should shape the expansion of multi-professional teamwork in general practice?

Blog post 23/12/2020Dr Rebecca Rosen | Professor Martin Marshall

While teamwork in general practice between different medical professionals has been the norm for many years, there are questions on how everyone can best work together. A blog from Rebecca Rosen and Professor Martin Marshall highlights the key issues for consideration to shape a growth in teamwork.

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Addressing the practical challenges of multidisciplinary teamwork in primary care

Blog post 23/12/2020Dr Simona Baracaia

Alongside our blog on the issues to consider while expanding multi-professional teamwork in general practice, public health registrar Dr Simona Baracaia examines the practical challenges of introducing different roles into primary care.

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Chart of the week: The number of medicines that were hard to access grew during the first national lockdown

Data story 22/10/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Miranda Davies considers the difficult issue of the NHS's ability to get hold of basic drugs for patients who need them - and how the pandemic may be affecting this.

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How has lockdown affected general practice and where do we go from here?

Blog post 08/07/2020Jonathan Spencer | Camille Oung

The last few months have seen huge changes in general practice. Analysing new data, Jonathan Spencer and Camille Oung assess what has changed during lockdown, and what it might mean for the future.

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