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Planning for winter pressures? Let’s make bigger and bolder plans all year round

Crikey! Winter happened! Again! Lucky we had a plan! Here in East Cheshire, we don’t usually get snow deep enough to build a snowman, let…
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We survived the winter pressures – now we’re ready to scale new heights

  At Granta and Shelford primary care home, our team has managed to weather the winter storm without being bowled over by a tidal wave…
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Coping with the winter crisis -  rethinking the way we do things

Like GP practices across the country, here in Thanet we’ve seen a huge increase in our workload brought on by one of the worst flu…
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A population health management approach to ageing

Every GP rightly advises: “Don’t start with the solution, start with the problem you’re trying to fix”. As we continue to look at ageing and…
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Investment in ‘teams not princes’…

I’ve thought long and hard about whether I should challenge the General Practice Nursing (GPN) 10-point plan because if general practice nurses feel like the…
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What are the core ingredients of a successful primary care home?

Like any recipe, it depends on the ingredients you have to hand and the ability of your chefs! However, at a time when the national…
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What is primary care home? Part 3

The mature primary care home The primary care home programme is still in the early stages of implementation and will evolve over time. Maturity and…
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Team-based care at the heart of primary care home model

We are seeing a real sense of renewed energy and motivation within people working in parts of primary care – which is something I’m personally…
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What is primary care home? Part 2

The impact of primary care home The primary care home (PCH) programme has been attracting considerable interest and enthusiasm since it was launched by the…
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What is primary care home? Part 1

The primary care home (PCH) model was created to supply solutions to the challenges of providing care to the diverse societal needs within the UK…
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