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Induction for GP registrars - key points

Induction for GP registrars - key points

What practices need to cover when their new registrars start.

Podcast: Long COVID, vaccine planning nightmare, impact of 'freedom day'

Podcast: Long COVID, vaccine planning nightmare, impact of 'freedom day'

Our sister site GPonline has a new podcast – Talking General Practice – aimed at people working in general practice and primary care across the UK. Listen to the latest episode here.

COVID-19 update 23 July: SOP withdrawn, GP contract, staff self-isolation

COVID-19 update 23 July: SOP withdrawn, GP contract, staff self-isolation

Medeconomics rounds-up the latest COVID-19 news and information for GP practices.

How to deal with a breach of confidential data

How to deal with a breach of confidential data

Data security incidents in healthcare have increased. The MDU's Dr Ellie Mein highlights steps practices can take to prevent them and how to respond if a data breach occurs.

COVID-19 GP guidance tracker - live table

COVID-19 GP guidance tracker - live table

The Medeconomics COVID-19 GP guidance tracker highlights guidance relevant to GP practices during the pandemic in an easy-to-search format. Last updated: 21 July 2021.

How fully-vaccinated practice staff can avoid self-isolation

How fully-vaccinated practice staff can avoid self-isolation

GP practice staff in England who have been double vaccinated against COVID-19 will not have to self-isolate and can attend work after returning a negative PCR test in 'exceptional circumstances', the government has announced.

Details of flu campaign 2021/22

Details of flu campaign 2021/22

The government has published details of the flu campaign in England, which will see the biggest programme in history.

COVID-19 update 16 July: COVID booster jabs, face masks, vulnerable patients

COVID-19 update 16 July: COVID booster jabs, face masks, vulnerable patients

Medeconomics rounds-up the latest COVID-19 news and information for GP practices.

Details of COVID-19 booster jab enhanced service

Details of COVID-19 booster jab enhanced service

NHS England has ruled out administration of COVID-19 booster jabs at individual practice level in an enhanced service document for phase 3 of the vaccination.

What do integrated care systems mean for general practice?

What do integrated care systems mean for general practice?

The Health and Care Bill, which will make integrated care systems (ICSs) statutory bodies, is currently going through parliament. But what does the new NHS structure mean for general practice and PCNs?

Doctors condemn government decision to relax COVID-19 restrictions

Doctors condemn government decision to relax COVID-19 restrictions

The government has confirmed that almost all COVID-19 restrictions are to end from 19 July in a move condemned by the BMA as 'irresponsible and perilous'.

COVID-19 update 9 July: Vaccine dose gap, COVID restrictions to ease, face masks

COVID-19 update 9 July: Vaccine dose gap, COVID restrictions to ease, face masks

Medeconomics rounds-up the latest COVID-19 news and information for GP practices.

Podcast: The end of COVID restrictions, GP trainee numbers and personalised care

Podcast: The end of COVID restrictions, GP trainee numbers and personalised care

Medeconomics' sister site GPonline has launched a new podcast – Talking General Practice – aimed at people working in general practice and primary care across the UK. Listen to the latest episode here.

Health and safety checklist

Health and safety checklist

Practices are required to regularly review their health and safety processes and procedures. Our checklist below can help you do this.

Health and safety: Risk assessment downloadable template

Health and safety: Risk assessment downloadable template

The key document for health and safety is your risk assessment. This downloadable risk assessment template contains key questions and prompts to help you complete it.

COVID-19 update 2 July: COVID booster jabs from September, Green Book update

COVID-19 update 2 July: COVID booster jabs from September, Green Book update

Medeconomics rounds-up the latest COVID-19 news and information for GP practices.

How the CQC is changing the way it monitors practices

How the CQC is changing the way it monitors practices

The CQC is planning to carry out monthly online checks on GP practices from 13 July, as it moves away from a temporary model of monitoring services adopted during the pandemic.

How our practice benefited from employing a remote GP

How our practice benefited from employing a remote GP

One practice in Essex spotted an opportunity to hire a home-working GP on a permanent basis well before the pandemic, which meant remote working became the norm. How has the job worked out?

GPs and practice managers demand answers over PCSE pay and pension system

GPs and practice managers demand answers over PCSE pay and pension system

GPs and practice managers have written to NHS England demanding answers over the new Primary Care Support England (PCSE) pay and pension system, warning that issues for users go far beyond 'teething problems'.

COVID-19 update 25 June: Long COVID, FAQs for students, no plans for face-to-face targets

COVID-19 update 25 June: Long COVID, FAQs for students, no plans for face-to-face targets

Medeconomics rounds-up the latest COVID-19 news and information for GP practices.

Infection control in general practice – walkthrough checklist

Infection control in general practice – walkthrough checklist

A checklist to help practices keep on top of their infection control processes and procedures.

Infection control policy - advice for GP practices

Infection control policy - advice for GP practices

Good infection control is important to minimise the spread of infection and to protect patients and staff. This article provides a list of the key issues you need to cover.

Infection control audit template

Infection control audit template

Download a template for your annual infection control audit.

COVID-19 update 18 June: Vaccination latest, complaints, mandatory vaccination

COVID-19 update 18 June: Vaccination latest, complaints, mandatory vaccination

Medeconomics rounds up the latst COVID-19 information for GP practices.