Alternative guide to NHS England 2017

Recent Posts Get busy… News and Comment from Roy Lilley Child and teen obesity soars to record highs globally, with more than 124 million considered overweight

Unlike the other one… News and Comment from Roy Lilley

I’m writing this at about mid-morning; on an iPad.   I was awoken by the iPad alarm, switching on the Today Programme.  I looked across the newspapers, electronically.  I’ve booked some tickets on the iPhone.   Spoke to someone in Croatia and in the middle of the conversation took a photograph of a document and emailed […]

Get busy… News and Comment from Roy Lilley

There’s very little point writing more about the precarious state of the NHS. If the Government were going to act, they’d have done it by now.  The Maymite has had plenty of opportunity.  Building up a war-chest for Brexit is the main preoccupation and the Treasury’s insistence that the NHS can be more efficient is […]

Skill – News and Comment from Roy Lilley

Last year, in their annual report, the CQC told us we were ‘at a tipping point’. This year, in their annual report, they tell us we are at a ‘tipping point’. I wonder what they’ll say next year?  Whatever it is I can’t see the point. Here’s how they catalogue the state of play… Older […]

Harder than most people think – News and Comment from Roy Lilley

Would it be a good idea to say to a nurse who has worked flat out; ‘Well done and as our way of saying thank-you, here’s a £50 voucher for Marks and Sparks…’   We might say to admin-staff; ‘Join the lunch-time walking club, use the stairs, not the lift and we’ll give you a […]

Dr Helen McGeown Visits Two CQC Outstanding Practices

Dr Helen McGeown looks at Amersham Vale Health Center and the Doctor Hickey Surgery in London. Both practice with a CQC outstanding rating. Previous news item Dr Joanne Fillingham Harnessing the value of allied health professionals Is investment in GP services increasing?

Dr Joanne Fillingham Harnessing the value of allied health professionals

So how will NHSI and those wider ALBs support the delivery of AHPs Into Action across provider organisations and wider across the system? What I’m wanting to do is talk about the four priorities that we need to keep a focus on as AHPs. So priority one, AHPs can lead change. In AHPs Into Action […]

Is investment in GP services increasing?

The government and the national NHS bodies have made attempts to recognise and address the issues facing general practice. In April 2016, NHS England published the General practice forward view, which outlined a range of initiatives and investment for general practice. Among the measures it introduced were a programme to address some of the administrative […]

Releasing Capacity in General Practice

Farzana Hussain, a GP who participated in the General Practice Improvement Leaders programme, shares her quality improvement journey. In July’s diary, the first in a series, Farzana discusses why she turned Farzana Hussain, a GP who participated in the General Practice Improvement Leaders programme, shares her quality improvement journey. In July’s diary, the first in […]