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.
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.
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.
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.
With childhood vaccination rates falling, what can practices do to boost uptake?
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.
GP practices can take some simple steps to identify and support carers on their list.
What is social prescribing and can it help practices to reduce workload?
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.
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.
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.
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.
How can practices become dementia-friendly and what are the benefits of doing so? Rima Evans reports.
The RCGP has developed a new online tool to help GPs and practice staff carry out quality improvement activities.
Deeper analysis of data has highlighted new ways of improving efficiency for one GP practice. Rima Evans reports.
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.
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.