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NEWS: App-based practice wins inspector approval

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The controversial app-based GP service has won approval from government inspectors, it has been announced. GP At Hand won “good” ratings from the Care Quality Commission under most headings – although it has been told to improve its effectiveness. The service, which is used by health secretary Matt Hancock, has caused alarm by seeking to

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NEWS: Ten minute GP appointment “obsolete”

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Future GPs will be able to spend more time with their patients who have complex needs, according to a new document published today. The Royal College of GPs’ Fit for the Future – a vision of what general practice will look like in 2030 – predicts the end to the 10-minute appointment as well as

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NEWS: Practices receive missing records

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Around 90,000 missing patient records have already been returned to practices, NHS officials said after it was revealed that thousands were wrongly stored in archives. Another 70,000 are due to arrive on the desks of practice staff as NHS England and contractor Capita unravel the latest crisis to affect primary care support services. The revelation

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NEWS: New drive to make practices veteran friendly

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A new drive has been launched to encourage practices to become “veteran friendly.” So far about 150 practices in the Midlands – where the project has been rolled out – have gained Veteran Aware Accreditation. NHS England said it wants all practices in England to join the scheme within the next five years. To gain

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NEWS: EMIS alert confusion rectified after meningitis death

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Campaigners have won a victory after revealing how an error within the EMIS prescribing system led to teenagers being unprotected against meningitis – in spite of visiting practices. The system had an alert to identify doctors that an eligible patient had not received the MenACWY vaccine – but this was switched off to avoid “alert

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NEWS: Practices should prescribe ‘time in nature’

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The NHS should fund partnerships with community organisations to broaden people’s connections with nature, which will help to improve their wellbeing, according to new research. Researchers at the Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature (IWUN) project at the University of Sheffield, UK, also called for GPs and their practices to prescribe “time in nature” to improve

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NEWS: Nationwide practice parkrun celebration

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Hundreds of practices will be celebrating their involvement in a community running programme next month. The first anniversary of the Parkrun practice initiative will be celebrated this year on Saturday 1 June. The initiative, supported by the Royal College of General Practitioners, was set up to promote health and wellbeing by linking with local 5k

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