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NEWS: GP speaks about coronavirus pressures

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A GP has written about the pressures faced by many practices because of public alarm about the risk of coronavirus spread. General practice needs more clarity and forward planning to be ready for the risk of a pandemic, according to Dr Zara Aziz, a GP in Bristol. Dr Aziz wrote in the Guardian after a

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NEWS: How Brighton practices stopped the virus spread

February 18, 2020, by in News

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As many as 30 doctors and other primary care workers in Brighton have been self-isolating against COVID-19 infection, it was reported last night. The actions were taken because GPs and staff attended a local conference attended by a GP diagnosed with viral infection. Brighton was at the centre of a major scare after it emerged

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NEWS: Practice records digitisation plan takes shape

February 17, 2020, by in News

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A major project to digitise old practice records is about to be launched, it has been revealed. NHS England is currently seeking the advice of technology companies about the shape of the project, the Health Service Journal reported. It will then seek to procure a supplier in April. The organisation says the old, paper-based records

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Do you hit the target with marketing communication?

February 13, 2020, by in News

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For cash-strapped GP practices, maximising every income generation opportunity is an absolute must. Whether it’s increasing revenue from extended and enhanced services, maximising QOF points or building a practice list, your patients hold the key to financial success. But just how do you ensure people know about your services and, hopefully, use them? The answer

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NEWS: Practice opens operating theatre for hernia surgery

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A practice in Leicestershire is now offering surgery for patients with certain types of hernia, following the opening of a £62,000 operating theatre. The County Practice in Syston, which treats patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR), is the only one in the area to offer the service, which has been made possible through its

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The Wellness Centre

February 12, 2020, by in News, Practice Manager

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We’re delighted to inform you that Practice Index is launching ‘The Wellness Centre’, which will support your well-being and also that of your colleagues in the practice. We’ll build a resource of our own ideas and suggestions, as well as yours, so that we can share what’s relevant and useful to support the well-being of

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NEWS: GPs should be salaried NHS staff – Think-tank

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GPs in England should become salaried employees of the NHS, rather than be partners who run their own practices, according to controversial proposals published by a leading think-tank today. The Institute of Public Policy Research says this move, which would overturn the model of general practice that has been in place since 1948, would enable

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