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NEWS: Inspectors plan “rapid” reviews of area pandemic responses

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A fast-track investigation is to be launched into how new arrangements linking practices and hospitals have fared during the viral pandemic. The Care Quality Commission said its series of rapid reviews to help providers of health and social care services learn from their experiences of responding to COVID-19. The Provider Collaboration Reviews will focus on

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NEWS: Practice set to adjust for mental and physical pandemic after-effects

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General practice should prepare to be inundated with patients suffering from long-term effects of the pandemic – and institute permanent triage arrangements, a report warns today. According to the Royal College of GPs, practices will need a “systematic” approach to identify patients who need primary care support. Problems will be both physical and emotional as

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NEWS: Practices hoping to keep phone appointments going

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Growing numbers of GPs think the lockdown switch to telemedicine heralds a permanent shift to new ways of working – even though video-consultations have failed take off, professional leaders say. The latest data from practices show that in May 48% of GP appointments were conducted over the phone. Just a tiny fraction were recorded as

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NEWS: Pharmacists prevent GP overtreatment

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When pharmacists work within general practice teams, the quality of prescribing increases, according to a study in Ireland. Dr Frank Moriarty and colleagues at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, based in Dublin, examined the potential improvements of integrating pharmacists into general practice teams, particularly for patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy. They carried out

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NEWS: Anger as outdated PPE finally recalled

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GP leaders have reacted in anger after practices were told to return outdated protective equipment – weeks after it was issued. The British Medical Association said it was a “national scandal.” It followed news that the Department of Health issued a recall notice on 26 June. At the outset of the pandemic, distribution of personal

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NEWS: Practices to learn how to prevent patient racism

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GP leaders have promised a new drive to improve racial equality in the profession, including the introduction of bystander training on how to deal with racist patients. Many GPs face regular micro and macro-aggression because of their ethnicity -and bystander training will teach GPs and their staff how to challenge racism and discrimination. This could

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NEWS: How practices have taken on out-patient work

June 23, 2020, by in COVID-19, News

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GPs have taken on a significant amount of secondary care work during the pandemic – partly because hospital services were ill-equipped for remote working, according to a new survey. This includes performing blood tests for hospital out-patients and prescribing medication that would normally be prescribed in secondary care. Practices have also organised significant testing of

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