Good practice

How our practice cut antibiotic prescribing using CRP testing

How our practice cut antibiotic prescribing using CRP testing

C-reactive protein point-of-care testing helped a Hertfordshire practice reduce antibiotic prescribing and re-attendance rates and cut the use of A&E and out-of-hours services. Liz Cross explains how the initiative works.

Good practice & case studies

5 ways practices can improve uptake of NHS Health Checks

5 ways practices can improve uptake of NHS Health Checks

Uptake of NHS Health Checks across England are low, which means practices are missing out on incentive payments. Hector Smethurst provides tips practices on how practices can boost uptake.

End-of-life care in general practice - what the CQC expects

End-of-life care in general practice - what the CQC expects

During a CQC inspection, the CQC will look at how practices deliver end-of-life care to their patients. Medeconomics explains how they will do this.

Simple steps to help practices improve end-of-life care

Simple steps to help practices improve end-of-life care

The Marie Curie/RCGP Daffodil Standards help practices improve support for people who are seriously ill or dying and their loved ones. Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders explains how practices can benefit by making small but effective changes.

10 tips for boosting uptake of childhood immunisations

10 tips for boosting uptake of childhood immunisations

With childhood vaccination rates falling, what can practices do to boost uptake?

Improving access for vulnerable patients

Improving access for vulnerable patients

Some of the most vulnerable people in the UK struggle to access primary care. Dr Katherine Taylor explains the simple steps practices can take to ensure their services are open and welcoming.

How to make your practice carer-friendly

How to make your practice carer-friendly

GP practices can take some simple steps to identify and support carers on their list.

How social prescribing can help practices and PCNs tackle workload

How social prescribing can help practices and PCNs tackle workload

What is social prescribing and can it help practices to reduce workload?

Minimising risk when running vaccination campaigns

Minimising risk when running vaccination campaigns

With practices' flu vaccination campaigns about to get underway, MDDUS medical adviser Dr Naeem Nazem highlights key risk areas relating to immunisations and steps to mitigate these.

Group consultations in general practice

Group consultations in general practice

New consultation types, including group consultations, are one of NHS England's 10 High Impact Actions to help practices free up time for GPs to provide more clinical care. But how do group consultations work? Rima Evans reports.

Improving the care provided to care home residents

Improving the care provided to care home residents

In a bid to improve quality of care and efficiency, practices in Nottinghamshire have overhauled their approach to looking after care home residents - with impressive results. Rima Evans reports.

Near-patient monitoring: How to set up a recall system

Near-patient monitoring: How to set up a recall system

Practice manager Fionnuala O'Donnell provides a practical guide on how to use your clinical system to set up a patient recall system using SystmOne.

Becoming a dementia-friendly practice

Becoming a dementia-friendly practice

How can practices become dementia-friendly and what are the benefits of doing so? Rima Evans reports.

New RCGP tool to support quality improvement activities

New RCGP tool to support quality improvement activities

The RCGP has developed a new online tool to help GPs and practice staff carry out quality improvement activities.

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 we improved end-of-life care in our practice

How we improved end-of-life care in our practice

Dr Laura Pugh explains why her practice decided to undertake a Gold Standards Framework training programme, how they applied this learning and the results they achieved.

Case study: Delivering services to intermediate care patients

Case study: Delivering services to intermediate care patients

Dr Ian Pawson explains how his practice provides primary care services to intermediate care patients, which he believes can provide practices with an opportunity to both expand and improve patient care.


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