Working at scale

What does working at scale mean for GP practices?

What does working at scale mean for GP practices?

There are a number of government and other initiatives aimed at supporting and encouraging practices to 'work at scale'. Fiona Barr reports on what they are aiming to achieve.

Advice on working at scale

Case study: Using data to tackle workload

Case study: Using data to tackle workload

Deeper analysis of data has highlighted new ways of improving efficiency for one GP practice. Rima Evans reports.

How primary care can provide more services

How primary care can provide more services

The Primary Care Home model, developed by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC), is aiming to increase collaboration and bridge the gap between primary and secondary care. But does primary care really have the capacity to deliver more services?

Guide to new care models and medical indemnity

Guide to new care models and medical indemnity

A new GP/Medeconomics supplement examines how new care models are changing general practice, the challenges they face and the implications for GPs' medical indemnity.

The benefits of being part of an MCP

The benefits of being part of an MCP

Dr Nigel Watson's practice is part of a vanguard multispecialty community provider that is helping develop the new MCP contract. He argues that new care models provide practices with an opportunity to influence how services are delivered and improve patient care.

NHS England reveals details of new MCP contract

NHS England reveals details of new MCP contract

GP funding under the new voluntary multispecialty community provider (MCP) contract could depend on meeting disease prevention and population health targets and reductions in hospital admissions.

What practices can learn from early adopters of 'at-scale' working

What practices can learn from early adopters of 'at-scale' working

New research on providing GP services at scale shows that successes have been limited and 'hard-won'. Stephanie Kumpunen explains how the lessons learned by the early adopters can help others work at scale more effectively.

Case study: The benefits of being a larger practice

Case study: The benefits of being a larger practice

Many practices are recognising the benefit of 'up-scaling'. The Priory Medical Group in York, which has 56,000 patients, tells Rima Evans how its business has grown in recent years.

What do we know about the new MCP contract?

What do we know about the new MCP contract?

Details of a new 'working at scale' contract for practices in England are due to be announced shortly, but what will it mean for practices' current contractual arrangements?

Providing a consultant-led clinic in the community

Providing a consultant-led clinic in the community

A GP practice in Nottingham has been host to an orthopaedic clinic run by consultants, which has reduced costs and improved access to treatment. Rima Evans reports.

CQC Essentials: Registration requirements for GP federations

CQC Essentials: Registration requirements for GP federations

The CQC has produced guidance to help groups of registered providers who wish to form a federation understand their duties and responsibilities about the registration requirements.

Setting up a GP provider organisation

Setting up a GP provider organisation

What are GP provider organisations? And what are the pros and cons of practices coming together in this way? Neha Shah explains.

Guide to Practice Mergers

Guide to Practice Mergers

Download Medeconomics' Guide to Practice Mergers, which provides advice on the financial, legal, HR, management and patient engagement issues involved with a merger.

How practices can get the most from their federation

How practices can get the most from their federation

There are many benefits to being part of a federation. Roger Tweedale explains how federating can help your business.

How to ensure your federation is a commercial success

How to ensure your federation is a commercial success

Federations must plan carefully and commercially assess every opportunity if they are to succeed, says Roger Tweedale.

Maximising your federation's chance of success

Maximising your federation's chance of success

An increasing number of GP practices are federating, but some are struggling. Roger Tweedale explains how federations can best position themselves to succeed.

Case studies

How providing general practice at scale can benefit patients

The Whitstable Medical Practice has been 'working at scale' for many years, which has delivered cost efficiencies and expanded the services available to patients. As an MCP vanguard site the practice's model is now being rolled out across the local area.

How an MCP vanguard is improving access and delivering integrated care

Working at scale and delivering integrated care can help deliver a more sustainable general practice, according to a GP involved in one of the new models of care vanguard sites.

How a GP federation is cutting A&E workload

A federation of London practices is slashing the A&E workload at one of the capital's busiest hospitals thanks to data-sharing technology. Dr Mike Smith explains how the system works.

Federating to protect, improve and innovate patient services

Forming a federation will save local services without undermining practices' independence or individuality, writes Laura Halls.

Federating to boost local recruitment and retention

A federation of GP practices in east London is supporting new and existing local GPs, writes Joe Lepper

The benefits of using business intelligence in general practice

Comparing activity between GPs can provide data that helps practices plan their workforce, predict profitability and improve local service provision, writes Fiona Barr

Guide to Practice Mergers

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