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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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Are the needs of people with multiple long-term conditions being met?

Blog post 20/11/2020Lucina Rolewicz | Sarah Scobie

Health services face major challenges in meeting the requirements of people with long-term conditions like heart disease and diabetes – and these challenges multiply in those with multiple conditions. So what does the evidence have to say about whether people with long-term conditions themselves f...

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Digital and face-to-face consultations: finding the right balance

Blog post 21/09/2020Dr Rebecca Rosen

The issue of high demand for face-to-face GP appointments has been in the news recently, after a major shift towards remote consultations during the pandemic. Rebecca Rosen explores the matter further, and argues the case for balance and some key principles.

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A digital general practice: what have we found out so far?

Blog post 06/04/2020Dr Rebecca Rosen

The Covid-19 crisis has had a big impact on general practice. Many surgeries, such as the one where Rebecca Rosen works, have switched to a universal ‘digital-first’ service – which has been argued could lead to a change for good in the longer term. Here she describes the promise of what she�...

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Urgent GP action is long overdue, but we should remember history of missing targets

Press release 09/11/2019

Helen Buckingham responds to the Conservatives’ announcement of investment in general practice.

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Primary care networks: A pre-mortem to identify potential risks

Briefing 08/11/2019

Primary care networks were introduced in early 2019 with the intention that they would stabilise general practice and act as the bedrock of integrated care systems. However, there is a lack of clarity over how broad national ambitions can be realised locally. What pitfalls face primary care networks...

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Delivering general practice with too few GPs

Report 11/10/2019Dr Rebecca Rosen

With an increasing number of GPs leaving clinical practice or working part time, and many practices unable to fill vacant GP posts, this briefing presents some ideas on how general practice can continue to be provided as the shortage of GPs becomes chronic.

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GP survey and new hospital performance data shows strain on staff and cycle of decline

Press release 11/07/2019

Helen Buckingham responds to latest GP patient survey and new hospital waiting times figures.

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Change or collapse: Lessons from the drive to reform health and social care in Northern Ireland

Report 10/07/2019Mark Dayan | Prof. Deirdre Heenan

Three years after Rafael Bengoa’s blueprint for improving the Northern Irish health service, this report uses interviews with health service leaders in Northern Ireland as well as outside experts and clinicians to assess which factors are helping or hindering Northern Ireland's efforts to change i...

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