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Reflections on the last thirty years in general practice

Professor James Kinglsand OBE, NAPC President and GP, shares his thoughts on how general practice has changed over the last few decades and reflects on…
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NHS dentistry: past, present and future

Professor of Dentistry Nairn Wilson CBE, an eminent dental academic, author and teacher, shares his memories of early NHS dental care in the first of a…
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Memories from a retired GP who qualified soon after the birth of the NHS

Dr Brian Frost-Smith shares his memories after six decades as a doctor. In 1950 medical students, on passing their finals and emerging as duly qualified…
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The very different face of general practice at the birth of the NHS – a retired GP’s story

As we celebrate 70 years of the NHS, retired GP Dr Richard Sloan reflects on how things have changed in general practice since his father…
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Placing person-centred care at the heart of primary care

In this blog, NAPC Chair Dr Nav Chana reflects on a recent talk he gave alongside James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care at NHS England.…
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Demystifying and strengthening integrated care

I’ve lost count of the number of different definitions that have been given to integrated care. In England, the geographically determined initial sustainability and transformation…
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Pushing the boundaries of care for our older residents – our community matron model

Newport Pagnell Medical Centre Primary Care Home Newport Pagnell is a small market town, on the outskirts of Milton Keynes – probably best known for…
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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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