Two coroners have highlighted the impact on patients of the mismanagement of transfer of paper records in the NHS – while GPs say that services have not improved. The British Medical Association says that practices continue to experience delays and errors in paperwork transfers from the privately-managed Primary Care Support Service. Errors by the NHS
Three practices in Surrey have become the latest to join a super-partnership based in Birmingham, it has been revealed. The Modality Partnership now extends from the West Midlands to Humberside, Yorkshire and Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire – as well as Surrey. The three Surrey practices, Birchwood Medical, Smallfield Surgery and Townhill Medical, have 35,000 patients between
By Robert Campbell Practice Manager Many GP Practice Managers have joined the network of professionals listed on the LinkedIn website, but it has to be said that the ‘Practice Manager’ job title they use can be quite confusing. If you are listed as being just a ‘Practice Manager’ you might be confused with people who
By Gary Hepburn – Sirius Business Services Ltd Let’s dispel the myth that it’s the Fire Service’s responsibility to evacuate disabled people from your practice’s building in the event of a fire. In 2006 a new piece of legislation called The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (known as the RRO) came into force. It
Access to GP appointments – rather than extended opening times – may have an impact on pressure on emergency departments, according to an analysis published today. There is no need to change GP opening times in England because there is no correlation between an increase in visits to A&E and surgery hours, the researchers report.
(Time to read: 7 minutes) GP practices are complicated beasts these days. So many different services are being delivered by an increasingly wide range of practitioners, supported by a diverse range of additional offerings provided by external care providers. Throw into the mix the increasing choice of tech-based access and appointment delivery methods, the increasing
Some GPs say they are undertaking 100 consultations a day – while the average doctor undertakes 41 a day, according to a survey published today. Senior GPs said the findings understated the pressures on primary care – as patients are also presenting with increasingly complex conditions. Some 20% of GPs reported undertaking more than 50