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


data, analysis

Auditor says CQC itself requires improvement

18th October 2017

CREDIT: This story was first seen in OnMedica The Care Quality Commission (CQC) itself requires improvement, according to the National Audit Office (NAO), OnMedica reports. In its latest report the NAO identified improvements that the CQC has already [read more]

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Long-term conditions

Weight Watchers helped stave off type 2 diabetes

18th October 2017

CREDIT: This story was first seen in OnMedica Research has shown that more than a third of people with hyperglycaemia whose GP referred them to a Weight Watchers diabetes prevention programme (DPP) returned to normoglycaemia [read more]

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Editors choice

Health-tech: letting technology take the strain

16th October 2017

As practices move towards new ways of working to maintain income and high standards of care, what technology is available to help? Stephen Wilcock, managing director of technology company Egton, looks at some solutions The [read more]

GP corridor

Performance figures show NHS under continued pressure

16th October 2017

CREDIT: This story was first seen on OnMedica Failure to put in place measures to address the NHS’s funding, capacity and recruitment issues will leave it “sleepwalking into another, entirely predictable winter crisis”, doctors’ leaders [read more]

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Finance and funding

Call for more detail on indemnity scheme

16th October 2017

CREDIT: This story was first seen in BMA News Doctors have welcomed further government steps towards easing the indemnity costs and GP recruitment crisis, BMA News reports. The measures were expected to be announced today by [read more]

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Editors choice

Leadership: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

13th October 2017

Developing a culture of change through leadership and management – and deploying improvement strategies throughout the practice community – requires an understanding of ‘the challenges of change’. Andrew Williams, consultant and interim leader, explores the [read more]