The importance of medical defence

25th March 2019

Dr Rob Hendry, medical director at the Medical Protection Society, explains why medical defence is still important for GPs – and their practices – even after the introduction of state-backed indemnity This is an edited [read more]

The place for primary care

14th March 2019

The built environment of your practice has a huge impact on patients, says Claire Rick from Assura. Here, she looks at the work they are doing to support the Patients’ Association in understanding how patients’ [read more]

Opening the door to change

6th March 2019

In Opening the door to change the Care Quality Commission (CQC) looks at NHS safety culture around avoidable medical mistakes which it calls ‘never events’. It’s primarily focused on secondary care, but there are lessons [read more]

How patients feel about your practice

27th February 2019

In a new study called Making best use of GP premises, the Patients’ Association records how patients really feel about their practices – and the results are intriguing. Have you ever wondered what patients wanted [read more]

Improving GP practice accessibility

30th January 2019

Everyone should be able to access their GP practice, regardless of any physical disabilities or impairments, but this is not always the case. Practice Business speaks to Ian R Goodenough, partner at G2 Architects, to [read more]

Managing increasing demand

23rd January 2019

In November 2018 England LMC leaders voted on whether to introduce a new limit of 1,500 registered patients. The motion was proposed by Shropshire as a potential solution as GPs struggle to cope with increasing [read more]

Staffordshire review into elderly care

9th January 2019

In December the CQC published its findings following a review of health and social care services in Staffordshire, examining how older people move through the system. While care is improving, there is still unnecessary variation, [read more]

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