Supporting doctors who undertake a low volume of NHS General Practice clinical work – NHS England

This guidance document provides a framework for the management of doctors on the NHS England Medical Performers List who are undertaking a low volume (defined as fewer than 40 sessions per annum) of NHS General Practice (GP) clinical work.

Briefing for the Diabetes Outcomes Versus Expenditure (DOVE) tool: Overview to 2018: Summary of results 2013 to 2018 – Public Health England

This report gives an overview of the tool and presents data from 2013/14 to 2017/18, showing how spend on diabetes medications and the proportion of patients achieving recommended blood glucose levels varies between general practices (GPs) and clinical commissioning groups

Test and treat for Helicobacter pylori (HP) in dyspepsia: Quick reference guide for primary care: For consultation and local adaptation – Public Health England

These documents aim to provide a simple, effective, economical and empirical approach for testing and treatment of Helicobacter pylori and to minimise the emergence of antibiotic resistance in the community.

Patients’ views on making best use of GP premises – The Patient’s Association

Report that finds that patients are concerned about various internal and external aspects of their local GP practice premises. The report outlines patients’ views based on an online survey and four focus groups aiming to establish the importance of the physical

GP Partnership Review: Final Report – Department of Health and Social Care

The findings of the GP partnership review and final recommendations. The review has engaged with GPs and others with an interest to look for solutions to reinvigorate the partnership model and support the transformation of general practice. The case studies

Understanding patient needs in switching from biologic to biosimilar medicines: Final report of survey and focus group findings – The Patients Association

Patients Association report that finds patients with common conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and ulcerative colitis are being switched to new medicines without receiving the support they need to understand any changes, or to monitor and manage side effects

Cannabis-based medicines: an interim desktop guide – Royal College of General Practitioners

Report from the Royal College of General Practitioners giving an overview of the current legal situation regarding medicinal cannabis, the different forms it is available in, the conditions for which there is some, if limited, clinical evidence of benefit, and

Would you like to live and work in England?: The NHS is looking for GPs to work in the areas of North Central London – NHS England

This document provides details about the International GP Recruitment Programme including the benefits of living and working as a GP in North Central London, who is eligible for the programme, and the process for applying.

Would you like to live and work in England?: The NHS is looking for GPs to work in the areas of Surrey and East Sussex – NHS England

This document provides details about the International GP Recruitment Programme including the benefits of living and working as a GP in Sussex and East Surrey, who is eligible for the programme, and the process for applying.

How Should Health Policy Respond To The Growing Challenge Of Multimorbidity?: We need patient-centred care, with more emphasis on generalist rather than specialist care and better integration between general practice, hospitals and social care: (Policy Report 39) – University of Bristol, Policy Bristol

The number of people with multiple long-term conditions, known as multimorbidity, is rising internationally, putting increased pressure on health care systems, including the NHS. Researchers from the 3D Study – the largest ever trial of a person-centred approach to caring

Supporting locums and doctors in short-term placements: A practical guide for doctors in these roles – NHS England

This guidance is for locum and short-term placement doctors, who often do not have easy access to to systems or structures in place to support their CPD, appraisal, revalidation and governance. This guidance highlights ways they may be supported to

Supporting organisations engaging with locums and doctors in short-term placements: A practical guide for healthcare providers, locum agencies and revalidation management services – NHS England

This guidance is for any individual or organisation engaging with locum and short-term placement doctors, who often do not have easy access to to systems or structures in place to support their CPD, appraisal, revalidation and governance. This guidance highlights

Interim protocol on dispensing of adrenaline auto-injectors, 150microgram – NHS England

This guidance on the dispensing of adrenaline auto-injectors (150microgram) has been developed for pharmacies and dispensing GP practices. This validation protocol has been developed to ensure consistent practice nationally and to prevent the need for any local re-interpretation.

Advance care planning in general practice – does policy match reality?: Findings from a Freedom of Information request to Clinical Commissioning Groups – Compassion in Dying

Compassion in Dying report that report that used Freedom of Information requests to reveal a mismatch between Clinical Commissioning Group policies and the reality faced by patients. Patients report doctors being ill-equipped to support them to plan ahead for their future care

GP Partnership Review: Interim report – Wessex LMC

The partnership model of general practice has been the foundation of the NHS for over 70 years. The evidence from around the world shows that healthcare systems that have invested in primary care have better outcomes, with greater patient satisfaction delivered at a

Myth busting questions on Partnerships for GP Trainees – Wessex LMC

Document that answers a number of questions have been posed by a number of GP trainees. The answers were supplied by a number of experienced GPs, with specialist advice from medical accountants, surveyors and lawyers. The views presented are based

Monitoring arrangements for OOH primary medical services where practices have not ‘opted out’: letter from Deborah Jaines – Public Health England

This letter from Deborah Jaines, Head of Primary Care Policy, clarifies arrangements for assuring the quality of services provided by GP practices that did not opt out of contractual responsibility for out of hours services.

Spotting a seriously ill child: The need for safety netting advice for parents when a sick child is sent home by a health professional – Meningitis Research Foundation

A major difficulty in recognising the early signs of meningitis and sepsis is that they are often very similar to other common, less serious childhood illnesses, such as flu or mild viral illness. One study found that around half of