FGM Mandatory Reporting for healthcare professionals

FGM Mandatory Reporting – support pack for health professionals  As you will be aware, the new professional duty to report cases of FGM in girls u18 to the police will commence tomorrow, 31 October 2015.  We, with our partners at NHS E and professional bodies, have developed a package of support including: ·        Quick guidance … Continue reading FGM Mandatory Reporting for healthcare professionals

GP Practices Consider John Lewis type partnership with local Trust

Pulse Exclusive Nine practices in an English coastal town are considering relinquishing their independent contractor status to join up with the local community trust. Under the proposals, GPs in Gosport, Hampshire, would form a new organisation with NHS Southern Hampshire Foundation Trust, which would own premises and would pay the GPs a fixed annual salary … Continue reading GP Practices Consider John Lewis type partnership with local Trust

25% of GP appointments potentially avoidable

Here is a new report from NHS Alliance. Here is a summary. you can download the full report here Making-Time-in-General-Practice-FULL-REPORT-01-10-15 1 IN 4 GP APPOINTMENTS POTENTIALLY AVOIDABLE NEW REPORT AIMS TO CUT BUREAUCRACY AND EASE PRESSURE ON GPs A new report published today argues that perhaps 27% of GP appointments could potentially be avoided if there … Continue reading 25% of GP appointments potentially avoidable

Heatwave plan for England

Here is the Heatwave plan for England by Public Health England. A document can be downloaded below. Heatwave_Plan_2014_EasyRead As we approach summer, this letter is intended to draw your attention to the Heatwave plan for England (background Annexe 1). No changes have been made to the plan this year, apart from removing the calendar year … Continue reading Heatwave plan for England

Changes to Ealing maternity and interdependent services confirmed

For Information Changes to Ealing maternity and interdependent services confirmed  At its meeting in public on Wednesday 20 May 2015, Ealing CCG’s Governing Body confirmed that the closure of the maternity unit should be completed on 1 July 2015.  As well as the timing of the closure, the Governing Body discussed the planned improvements to … Continue reading Changes to Ealing maternity and interdependent services confirmed

Jeremy Hunt to lead seven-day GP revolution after Tory election win

Jeremy Hunt to lead seven-day GP revolution after Tory election win By Neil Roberts on the 13 May 2015 - GP Online General practice will be transformed into a seven-day service as part of Jeremy Hunt's promised NHS 'revolution' after the Conservative party secured a shock majority in the UK general election. Jeremy Hunt: plans … Continue reading Jeremy Hunt to lead seven-day GP revolution after Tory election win