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 […]

Wellbeing for GPs: How can we improve wellbeing in our practices?

At the RCGP conference in Harrogate earlier this year, I took part in a discussion about staff wellbeing with about 40 GP delegates. The conversation emerged in response to two questions: ‘How can staff health and wellbeing contribute to practice resilience?’ and ‘What can practices do to protect and enhance staff health and wellbeing?’ The […]

NHS plan for 7500 GP practices to become 1500 ‘superhubs’ revealed

Credit: This story was first seen on The Telegraph Thousands of GP practices are under threat of closure, with 7500 surgeries to become 1500 ‘superhubs’ under government plans to expand opening times, The Telegraph reports. Patients groups last night expressed alarm after a junior health minister revealed moves to turn small practices into giant clinics. David […]

GP Appointment Waiting Times

A growth in the average life expectancy, a reduction in the number of new GPs entering the profession, an increase in the number of practitioners taking early retirement, changing their medical discipline or emigrating, coupled with a dramatic reduction in funding over recent years have, individually and in combination, created a vicious circle, one of […]

A Recent Survey Reveals How UK GPs Are Feeling the Strain

In previous articles we have considered the raft of changes in legislation and regulation that have affected the operation of GP practices in the UK. These changes have undoubtedly added to the pressures felt by UK GPs and Practice Managers and created significant fears for the future of GPs as the principal providers of primary […]

GP Practices and the Five Year Forward View

The NHS Five Year Forward view makes proposals that will significantly affect the services provided by GP practice. What does it entail and how should GP partners and practice managers prepare for the changes that will be required if it is adopted by this or a subsequent administration? The implementation of the new GP Contract […]

Effective Meetings in a Medium to Large GP Practice

One of the essential elements of the successful management of a medium to large GP practice is the establishment and operation of an effective decision making forum, whose decisions can be clearly and confidently relayed to the Practice Manager for implementation. The ideals, philosophies, practices and approaches of each individual partner and the interactions and […]

Roundtable / Workshops

Primary care practices and GPs are facing an overwhelming amount of pressure from many sources: patients, local authorities, central government, CCG’s, CQC, LMC’s and NHSE. TrainingPrimaryCare has a wealth of knowledge that can deliver a series of roundtable / workshops in line with London’s Shaping a Healthier Future (SaHF) strategy to help Doctors, Partners, Business […]

Cultural change workshops aimed at driving improved patient access

In the NHS today, there are many complex factors influencing the future delivery of services for general practice and community care.  The NHS transformation agenda provides many opportunities and challenges.  The Five Year Forward View document supports strongly a secondary to primary and community care resource shift.  Through our series of workshops we plan not […]

Implementing Fundamental Changes to a GP Practice

Numerous challenges presently face GP practices in their position as the principal providers of primary health care in the UK. These challenges, which include increasing workloads, reducing investment, treasury demands for increased efficiency, crises in recruitment, new procurement and tendering regulations, additional patient demands and increasing competition from the private sector have caused many partners […]