Strengthening the frontline: Investing in primary care for effective suicide prevention – Centre for Mental Health

Centre for Mental Health report that identifies five areas for improvement to help GPs to offer life-saving support: Provision of effective, ongoing training for GPs; Investment in the capacity of primary care services to enable longer appointments and continuity of

Fit for the Future: A vision for general practice – Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners report that establishes vision for the future of General Practice suggesting that with the right tools, skills and investment, general practice can continue to deliver world class patient care and being a GP can be

The community pharmacy: A guide for general practitioners and practice staff – Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

This updated guide aims to support general practitioners and community pharmacists in developing more effective working relationships and in turn, improve primary care services for patients. It covers key areas such as funding arrangements for pharmacies, the impact of prescribing

Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance – managing common infections: PHE context, references and rationales for Clinical Commissioning Groups, Commissioning Support Units and Primary Care Providers – Public Health England

Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance – managing common infections’ produced for primary and secondary care.

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.

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

Draft CCG allocations 2019-20 to 2023-24 (primary care medical) – NHS England

The recurrent revenue allocation for each CCG for primary medical care services from 2019-20 to 2023-24, including key information used to set the allocations such as the registered population and the distance from target.

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

Identity checking for GP online services: What you need to know – NHS England

This is a step-by-step guide that will help GP practices to go about checking patients who want to access GP online services.

Filling the chasm: Reimagining primary mental health care – Centre for Mental Health

Report from the Centre for Mental Health exploring a number of local initiatives which are bridging the gap between primary care and secondary care services, supporting people who fall into this ‘grey area’ due to having more complex needs, not

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.

Prescribing Gluten-Free Foods in Primary Care: Guidance for CCGs – NHS England

Supporting guidance for CCGs, which is intended to communicate changes in regulations, and to support CCGs with their development of their local Gluten-Free food prescribing policies. A set of Frequently Asked Questions is also available. Additional Items  

Quality Payments: Guidance for the February 2019 Review Point – NHS England

This guidance document sets out the requirements in order to participate in the Community Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme. The Scheme will reward community pharmacies for delivering quality criteria in all three of the quality dimensions: Clinical Effectiveness, Patient Safety and

Shifting the Balance of Power within the NHS: Securing Delivery – Department of Health

Paper from 2001 focussing on the devolution of responsibilities to frontline staff and communities. The new public health system would consist of: a public health team in every primary care trust (PCT) leading on health improvement and reducing health inequalities regional

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