Tag Archives: GP Practice

The NHS Mandate: a Mandate from the Government to NHS England, April 2013 to March 2015 (Department of Health)

Summary This updated mandate describes the renewed ambitions for the health service, for the period 2013 – 2015. As with previous editions, it is structured around the five key areas where NHS England (previously called the NHS Commissioning Board) is … Continue reading

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South Devon and Torbay: Community Virtual Wards and Proactive Case Management (King’s Fund)

Summary This King’s Fund case study (funded by Aetna and the Aetna Foundation) investigates community virtual wards based in GP practices within South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The community virtual wards were introduced by Devon Primary Care … Continue reading

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Better Use of Patient Data (NHS England / NHS Choices)

Summary NHS England has announced the introduction of an NHS information service called care.data. This service will use information from patients’ medical records to improve healthcare delivery and research. The Health and Social Care Information Centre, British Medical Association and the … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission Guide for Patient Participation Groups (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a guide for patient participation groups (PPGs). It explains what patient participation groups (PPGs) are meant to do, and what is involved when the CQC inspects their GP practices. Section headings in this … Continue reading

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Computerised Cognitive Testing: Cutting Delays in Dementia Assessments (Cambridge Cognition and IXICO)

Summary Cambridge Cognition (a leading British developer of neuropsychological tests) and IXICO (a leading brain imaging specialist), have developed tools which promise to assist in achieving more accurate and rapid dementia assessments. Their innovations consist of (i) the Dementia Friendly GP … Continue reading

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Next Steps for Dementia Challenge (Department of Health, The Dementia Challenge)

[A version of this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Summary In parallel with the publication of the Dementia Challenge Progress Report, and the launch of the Dementia Friends … Continue reading

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