Active signposting is one of the 10 high impact actions that practices can take to free up GP time, according to NHS England. But what does it mean in practice? Rima Evans reports.
There are a number of key deadlines for practices in England if they are to receive correct payments and meet contract requirements.
How can practices become dementia-friendly and what are the benefits of doing so? Rima Evans reports.
Dr Ivana Knyght explains CPD requirements for pharmacists, how practices can support their pharmacists' CPD and highlights some useful resources.
NHS England's Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View sets out its vision for the NHS over the next two years, including changes for general practice.
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The GPC and NHS Employers have agreed changes to the GP contract for 2017/18 that will see the unplanned admissions DES scrapped and extra funding to deliver a 1% pay rise for GPs and practice staff, cover CQC fees and help pay for rising indemnity costs.
Under the 2017/18 GP contract, from 1 July 2017 practices will be contractually required to identify and manage patients aged over 65 who are living with moderate to severe frailty.
GP contract funding for Wales will rise around £27m in 2017/18 under a deal announced by health secretary Vaughan Gething.
GP funding in Scotland will rise £250m per year by 2021 with responsibility for vaccinations stripped from GMS contracts to ease practice workload, Scottish health secretary Shona Robison has announced.
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