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Technology on the brain

From online shopping to downloading a podcast at the click of a button or instantly transferring money from one location to another, new technologies continue to offer ever faster solutions to improve our busy lives. [read more]

Achieving service excellence

Management
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
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]
Long-term conditions

Seasonal Affective Disorder

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

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

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]