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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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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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