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Flu Vaccines – War or Peace

Well it’s that time of year again. Winter is coming and it’s time for the annual flu vaccine programme. This has commonly led to tensions…
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Creating system leaders and sparking creativity across BLMK ICS

Janet Thornley, GPN Strategic Lead, BLMK ICS, outlines how the CARE programme has benefitted BLMK ICS – one of the programme’s pilot sites.  Earlier this…
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Don’t Forget the Caretaker of the House of Cards

Eighteen months or so ago, I was asked to stand up in front of all our local GPs and promote the concept of a Primary…
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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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