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.
Use our checklist to help you review processes and ensure your PPG is running smoothly.
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.
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.
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.
Links to flu guidance and promotional material for the 2019/20 flu campaign. This will be updated as new material is available.
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.
From next month all prescriptions by GPs will be issued digitally as the final phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is rolled out.
How can primary care networks and practices ensure they are getting the most from their clinical pharmacists?
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.
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.
Ahead of your CQC inspection it is a good idea to check that everything is in order around your premises.
A checklist to help practices ensure the most important issues relating to CQC registration are kept up to date each year.
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.
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.
A new online leadership course for GPs, healthcare professionals and managers working in primary care has been launched by Medeconomics' sister site, GPonline.
Practice manager Elaine Smith offers advice on how to effectively manage staff absenteeism and explains why practices should consider investing in a software system.
From 1 October practices in England should no longer charge patients for completing debt and mental health evidence forms.
With childhood vaccination rates falling, what can practices do to boost uptake?
NHS England has launched a new online interactive toolkit to help practices introduce online consultations.
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.
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.
From April 2020 practices will need to introduce changes to the Friends and Family Test.
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