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New guidance on online access to GP records

New guidance on online access to GP records

NHS England and the BMA have published new guidance for practices on their contractual obligations relating to online access to patient records for 2019/20.

Patient participation group annual checklist

Patient participation group annual checklist

Use our checklist to help you review processes and ensure your PPG is running smoothly.

Conducting online patient consultations safely

Conducting online patient consultations safely

From next year all practices in England will be expected to provide online consultations. The MDU's Dr Sharmala Pranklin offers practical advice on consulting with patients remotely.

How to make the most of your PPG

How to make the most of your PPG

10 tips on how to get the best out of your PPG and ensure the process does not involve too much work, plus links to useful resources.

Vaccination review could overhaul payments for practices in England

Vaccination review could overhaul payments for practices in England

Practices could be offered new incentives to boost vaccination uptake and potentially face more competition with other providers under plans set out in an NHS England review.

Flu campaign 2019/20: Useful resources

Flu campaign 2019/20: Useful resources

Links to flu guidance and promotional material for the 2019/20 flu campaign. This will be updated as new material is available.

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.

Electronic prescriptions to be rolled out across England from November

Electronic prescriptions to be rolled out across England from November

From next month all prescriptions by GPs will be issued digitally as the final phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is rolled out.

Making best use of your clinical pharmacist

Making best use of your clinical pharmacist

How can primary care networks and practices ensure they are getting the most from their clinical pharmacists?

Preparing for your annual CQC phone call

Preparing for your annual CQC phone call

GP practices rated good or outstanding are required to have an hour-long phone conversation with the CQC once a year, under changes that came into effect this year.

Paperwork to prepare for your CQC inspection - a checklist

Paperwork to prepare for your CQC inspection - a checklist

Below is a list of the documentation that CQC may ask to see during your inspection, it will save stress on the day if you have a folder of copies of these documents ready.

Preparing for a CQC inspection: Practice walkthrough checklist

Preparing for a CQC inspection: Practice walkthrough checklist

Ahead of your CQC inspection it is a good idea to check that everything is in order around your premises.

CQC annual checklist

CQC annual checklist

A checklist to help practices ensure the most important issues relating to CQC registration are kept up to date each year.

Preparing your staff for a CQC inspection

Preparing your staff for a CQC inspection

During a CQC inspection the inspectors will want to talk to staff to assess whether they understand the practice's policies, procedures and overarching strategy.

Preparing for a CQC inspection - what happens on inspection day

Preparing for a CQC inspection - what happens on inspection day

The key to ensuring your CQC inspection goes smoothly is thorough preparation. Practice manager Medeconomics pulls together key guidance and provides downloadable checklists and tips to help you prepare.

Online leadership course for new or aspiring leaders in primary care

Online leadership course for new or aspiring leaders in primary care

A new online leadership course for GPs, healthcare professionals and managers working in primary care has been launched by Medeconomics' sister site, GPonline.

How practices can effectively manage staff absenteeism

How practices can effectively manage staff absenteeism

Practice manager Elaine Smith offers advice on how to effectively manage staff absenteeism and explains why practices should consider investing in a software system.

Practices should no longer charge patients for debt and mental health forms

Practices should no longer charge patients for debt and mental health forms

From 1 October practices in England should no longer charge patients for completing debt and mental health evidence forms.

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?

New toolkit to help practices introduce online consultations

New toolkit to help practices introduce online consultations

NHS England has launched a new online interactive toolkit to help practices introduce online consultations.

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.

Most common reasons for complaints in general practice

Most common reasons for complaints in general practice

The total number of new written complaints about general practice in England fell to 72,356 in 2018/19. Medeconomics looks at the most common reasons for complaints.

Changes to the Friends and Family Test explained

Changes to the Friends and Family Test explained

From April 2020 practices will need to introduce changes to the Friends and Family Test.