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Pharmacy First: supporting access to NHS care

By Dr Claire Fuller, National Medical Director for Primary Care, and David Webb, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England. Every so often we experience a significant change in how NHS services are offered. Pharmacy First, which launched on 31 January 2024, is one of these changes.

Community Health and Wellbeing Workers – From Brazil to the UK

It was a natural partnership when Dr Matthew Harris and Dr Nav Chana teamed up to support the  initiative of placing Community Health and Wellbeing Workers (CHWW) in Churchill Gardens, Westminster.

The Digital Front Door

In this blog, NAPC’s Deputy CE Katrina Percy and digital programme members Sura Al-Qasaab and Joanna Fox outline the steps to the successful implementation of the ‘digital front door’ currently being rolled out in practices across Northwest London.

Care Navigation – signposting to the right care in the right place at the right time

The positive changes that have been adopted across the healthcare system as a result of challenges we faced during the Covid-19 pandemic have been well documented and in our previous podcast and blog we highlighted increasing public recognition of the value and role of community pharmacists.

Community Pharmacy– the new front line of the NHS

The Covid-19 pandemic changed the healthcare landscape in many ways – and a number of those changes were beneficial. High up on the list of positive changes was an increased public recognition of the value of community pharmacists and the vital role they could play

Calderdale Ageing Well initiative yields tangible rewards

It is beyond doubt that the UK’s elderly population is growing and with so too is the prevalence of long term and chronic conditions, which is placing increasing strain on an already overstretched health and care system.

Rebels with a cause

A quiet revolution is taking place across the health provider landscape in Hampshire, where health professionals are joining forces with other local services to build resilience in their neighbourhoods, redress inequalities and rebuild capacity in the workforce and communities.

New Frontiers – Hampshire

Colleagues from Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICS share how they are implementing the NAPC and NHS Providers-facilitated Frontiers programme to promote closer working between primary, secondary and community services and shifting focus towards neighbourhood care to improve the health and wellbeing of local populations. 

Inspiring health centres to ‘design for everyone’

At your practice, is it easy for your reception team to offer a patient a quiet space to wait? Have you got wall murals in your building? Are the signs to help people around your building easy to understand?

Shepherds, sherpas and population health

Emma Bownas introduces us to the approach in Calderdale to support primary care networks and localities to use population health management to benefit patients, clinical teams, and the wider system.

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