Alternative ways to access GPs: Care UK’s SuperPractice
The SuperPractice is one of the projects stimulated by the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund.
Alternative ways to access GPs: WebGP from The Hurley Group
WebGP is a patient portal that sits within patients’ own practice web site.
Bringing back education
When CCGs took over from PCTs, one of the losses was hospital-led GP education sessions. Now Northumbria NHS Trust has reintroduced them.
Community trust takes over general practice
n February 2015, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust took over the running of Creswell and Langwith Medical Practice on a caretaker basis with just one day’s notice.
Efficient rostering across a federation: Network Locum
When GPs in Southwark looked at setting up a seven-day service with extended opening hours, one of the challenges was to arrange the GP cover.
Health and housing: supporting hospital discharge
The time following hospital discharge may be especially difficult for some older patients and those with complex needs.
How complexity can easily be introduced into reporting
In developing the agreement for the enhanced service for avoiding unplanned admissions it was recognised that practices might have worked hard managing cases and providing care to patients who subsequently died.
Improving discharge summaries
Brighton and Hove CCG and local provider Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals have developed a process to improve the transfer documentation sent by hospital to GPs.
New ways of managing general practice
Northumbria NHS Trust set up a new company to run general practices in April 2015.
Peer Support: Big White Wall
Big White Wall is an anonymous on line community for people who are anxious, down or not coping.
Reducing email correspondence with the CCG
West Hampshire CCG sends out a weekly email newsletter to all member GPs in a bid to reduce the continuous stream of email traffic.
Reducing the GP workload: the clinical personal assistant
Ten practices in Brighton and Hove are now deploying a new clinical personal assistant role to reduce the bureaucratic burden on GPs.