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First contact physiotherapists – a workforce whose time has come

By Larry Koyama, Head of FCP Implementation at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and NAPC Faculty Member. The case for first contact physiotherapists (FCPs) has…
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Sowing the seeds of hope outside the GP’s surgery

As part of Integrated Care in Action week Annabelle Padwick tells her story of how gardening transformed her life and helped her recover from crippling…
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Primary care networks need flexibility and local control

With further news expected on revisions to the proposed DES Dr Mark Spencer, Clinical Director of NHS England’s Primary Care Network of the Year 2019,…
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Is the cavalry fighting for our side?

Steve Donlan, Co-chair of the Practice Management Network and Management Partner at Endeavour Practice, gives his view on the draft DES specifications I chair my…
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More time and flexibility needed for meaningful transformation

Dr Stewart Smith comments on the DES draft specifications – he is GP Partner and Medical Director at NAPC’s current Primary Care Home of the…
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The responsibility of leadership

Mathew Wright is Managing Partner at Lea Vale Medical Group in Luton The importance of leadership within primary care is at an all-time high. The…
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A qualified response to primary care pressure

Emma Prince is Practice Manager for the Bournemouth East Collaborative Primary Care Network With the expectation for primary care to work more at scale, I…
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Developing the skills to manage primary care at scale

Tracy Dell is Practice Manager for North Halifax Primary Care Network and Primary Care Home as well as winner of Primary Care Manager of the…
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The scale of things to come...primary care: from individual patients to larger populations

Dr Andy Hilton is a GP at Carterknowle and Dore Medical Practice in Sheffield and Chief Executive Officer at Primary Care Sheffield International evidence suggests…
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The importance of community engagement in primary care planning

As primary care networks assess their needs for development support, and their STPs and ICSs make plans to procure it, how many will feature ‘community…
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