GP contract proposals outlined

Proposed changes to the GP contract have been outlined by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The proposed changes will see GPs rewarded for earlier diagnosis and better care of dementia patients and putting a sharper focus on improving the lives of … Read more → – GP contract proposals outlined

in: Workforce | Tagged , | Leave a comment

GP IT services: Operating model published by NHS Commissioning Board

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has now published a document, Securing Excellence in GP IT Services, explaining how the management of IT systems for GP practices will be organised from April 2013. It enables clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to … Read more → – GP IT services: Operating model published by NHS Commissioning Board

in: Commissioning, Informatics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Electronic cancer decision support tool initiative planned for 2013

Plans to pilot an electronic cancer decision support tool to help GPs detect cancer earlier have been sent out in a letter to trust chief executives. Cancer networks are now recruiting general practices to take part and are working with … Read more → – Electronic cancer decision support tool initiative planned for 2013

in: Clinical, Resources | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

GP and Practice Team Bulletin: November 2012

Welcome to the November edition of the GP and Practice Team Bulletin. In this edition Dame Barbara Hakin discusses the forthcoming changes to the commissioning of primary care services, which will happen from April 2013. News highlights include the first … Read more → – GP and Practice Team Bulletin: November 2012

in: Bulletins | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Regulations for medical revalidation come into force

Monday 3 December 2012 marked the switching on of the legislation for medical revalidation. The new system will apply to all doctors, in all settings in the UK. Any doctor who wishes to practice medicine will need to engage in … Read more → – Regulations for medical revalidation come into force

in: Workforce | Tagged , | Leave a comment