What’s been going on this week? Explore the best bits from Practice Business over the last seven days – features, interviews, case studies and much more


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Hospital gets GPs, no word on ward

CREDIT: This story was first seen in The Northumberland Gazette Rothbury’s GP practice is set to move into the hospital, as the community awaits a final decision on the future of the facility’s 12 inpatient [read more]

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In search of patient satisfaction

Harry Longman, chief executive of GP Access, critiques the ‘GP at scale’ model of care favoured by NHS England and sets out a path to patient satisfaction based on a demand-led system ‘GP at scale’ [read more]

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Premises: Big plans, small budget

Tim Martin speaks to the experts to find out how practices can improve their premises if they don’t have the funds available to undertake major building work. How can they make the space as functional [read more]

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RCGP opposes changes to GP training

CREDIT: This story was first seen in OnMedica The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is urging the authors of a new report, which recommends changes to medical training, to offer a mandatory four years [read more]


Technology: the great (healthcare) enabler

As the growth of smartphones increases their influence on the management of long-term medical conditions and the benefits to healthcare are vast. Marie Cahalane investigates what’s happening on the healthcare app scene In the face [read more]


GP practice closure due to staff shortage

CREDIT: This story was first seen in The Aberdeen Press Journal Black Isle member Craig Fraser has highlighted pressures on the Cromarty medical practice which is now heavily reliant on locum doctors and facing temporary [read more]

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Finance and funding

NHS England holds back £120m from CCGs

The HSJ reported on August 11 that the funding has been held from clinical commissioning groups to help the Department of Health deliver a financial balance this year. Responding to the article, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, [read more]


The changing face of general practice

If the partners in your practice who trained to practice medicine thought that was the skill required to get them through their working lives it’s becoming self-evident that this is changing, and rapidly.  In this [read more]