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Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

GPs

04th February 2016

Don’t bury your head in the sand – CQC

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

As expected, only a small number of practices which have been inspected have had a 'Requires Improvement' or 'Inadequate' rating....

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28th January 2016

Can you have your say? – Freedom of speech

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Freedom of speech We all know about the recent junior doctors' protests and I’m not going to discuss it in this...

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25th October 2015

Help the Homeless – Outstanding Care

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

An Outstanding Service The healthcare of vulnerable people is one of the CQC’s areas of concerns. A survey by Homeless...

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16th October 2015

CQC Inspections & How to Achieve Outstanding

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Communication – On the day of the inspection At a conference last week I was fortunate to listen to a presentation...

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16th October 2015

CQC Inspections & How to Achieve Outstanding

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Communication – On the day of the inspection At a conference last week I was fortunate to listen to a presentation...

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28th September 2015

Are CQC Inspections Getting Tougher?

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Almost a third of recent inspections ‘Requires improvement’ I've been looking at some recent CQC reports and it seems that the...

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14th September 2015

GPs – How can you reduce complaints?

1Fit

In one of my blogs back in June I discussed practices submitting their annual complaints data return for complaints received...

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05th September 2015

Primary Care Scrutiny under the Five Year Forward View – Part 3: Funding & Commissioning

1Fit

The House of Commons health committee recently launched an inquiry into primary care which includes scrutiny of GP pay and...

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05th September 2015

Primary Care Scrutiny under the Five Year Forward View – Part 3: Funding & Commissioning

1Fit

The House of Commons health committee recently launched an inquiry into primary care which includes scrutiny of GP pay and...

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24th August 2015

Sunshine Rule – Anything to declare?

1Fit

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has today announced that all NHS organisations will have to declare all gifts and hospitality...

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