Dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines: an evidence review – Public Health England

Public Health England containing the results of a public health evidence review of available data and published evidence on the problems of dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines. It points to issues of GP prescribing and highlights how patients

Primary care networks: a quiet revolution: A guide for provider organisations on how to engage effectively with PCNs – NHS Providers and NHS Confederation

Guide to support provider organisations to engage effectively with primary care networks (PCN). The briefing draws on official guidance and discussions with both PCN leaders and providers of community services. It explores the role of PCNs, what the emerging picture

Social prescribing link workers: Reference guide for primary care networks – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This guide is provided as additional information to help primary care networks (PCNs) introduce the new role of social prescribing link worker into their multi-disciplinary teams as part of the expansion to the primary care workforce introduced under the GP

HSC (2000) 018 : Personal medical services: application process for third wave pilots – NHS Executive

The purpose of this circular is to invite applications for the establishment of third wave Personal Medical Services pilots; and to provide guidance, a timetable and outline conditions for applications to Health Authorities, NHS Community and Primary Care Trusts and

HSC (2000) 001 : Tackling violence towards GPs and their staff: the NHS (Choice of Medical Practitioner) Amendment Regulations 1999 – NHS Executive

This circular is intended to help HAs/PCTs/PCGs/practices and GPs implement proposals to address the problems of violent behaviour in General Practice, building on the measures which were introduced in 1994 [FHSL (94)24]. The guidance describes the amendment to the National

Routine childhood immunisations from autumn 2019 – Public Health England

Information for health professionals on childhood immunisations. This routine childhood immunisation schedule (autumn 2019) includes the Infanrix hexa© vaccine for the infant programme for infants born on or after the 1 August 2017 and the universal HPV programme for eligible

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: general practice reporting: Letter from Dr David Geddes – NHS England and NHS Improvement

Letter requesting action from STP areas to review support in place to support general practice reporting in response to safeguarding requests for children and vulnerable adults.

Independent Evaluation Report for the GP Retention Intensive Support Sites (GPRISS) Programme – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This evaluation was commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement to provide an independent evaluation of the impact of running multiple interventions, delivered at three levels (individual, practice and system), on seven GP Retention Intensive Support Sites.

Making general practice a great place to work: A practical toolkit to improve the retention of GPs – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This toolkit is aimed at system leaders and clinical leads working across primary care to develop robust local retention action plans that provide GPs with the support they require to develop fulfilled careers in general practice. It also aims to

Understanding primary care networks: context, benefits and risks – The Health Foundation

This briefing places primary care network (PCNs) in the context of previous changes to general practice funding and contracting. It examines the rationale for networks, explores relevant evidence and draws out intended benefits and possible risks for the future of