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Management

Achieving service excellence

26th April 2017 Tim Martin

In December 2015 a four-practice alliance in Gosport became the first in Southern Hampshire to offer a ‘same day access service’ (SDAS) as part of the region’s Better Local Care vanguard. The service brings together [read more]

A matter of privacy

Management
3rd March 2017 Tim Martin
The option of private healthcare for primary care patients is receiving increased publicity. For example, NHS Mid Essex CCG recently wrote to local practices asking GPs to encourage patients to seek private referrals and apps [read more]

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Long-term conditions
3rd March 2017 Tim Martin
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a condition principally of the winter months because the symptoms become more noticeable between November and February. Sufferers, about 80% of whom are women aged between 15 and 55, often feel [read more]
Resources

A poor track record

28th February 2017 Tim Martin
In September 2015 Capita was awarded an NHS England contract to deliver administrative support services to GP practices. The appointment hasn’t been an easy ride; there have been numerous bumps along the way – from [read more]
Management

The surgery social network

17th February 2017 Tim Martin
Sarah Longland, practice manager at Swadlincote Surgery in Derby, has recently created a social media group for practice managers, ‘to provide a wide-reaching support network where members can speak freely about their role and develop [read more]
Resources

A mother knows best

10th February 2017 Tim Martin
Judy Shakespeare is the RCGP perinatal mental health clinical champion. She speaks to Tim Martin about the complex risks associated with perinatal mental health issues and what practice managers can do to ensure mothers are [read more]

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