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Alison Lowerson

GP Specialist

Posts by Alison Lowerson:

07th May 2016

Whistleblowing – Speak Up

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

New and improved guidance I’ve previously blogged about whistleblowing but, since NHS England has recently taken significant steps to make it...

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27th April 2016

Look Forward to the View

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

The General Practice Forward View Well it’s out; NHS England has published the long awaited General Practice Forward View, setting out...

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21st April 2016

The CQC Needs to Get Its Skates On

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Inadequate targets The CQC’s progress on GP visits is 'inadequate' and ‘requires improvement’ after failing to achieve inspection targets during 2015/16....

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16th April 2016

Another Year Over, What’s Next?

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Where are we up to? Well, that’s another financial year over and done with. Some of you may still have a...

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08th April 2016

Dignity and Respect

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Quality, Esteem and Respect = Dignity The other week I blogged about dignity and meeting everyone’s basic human rights. As...

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26th March 2016

With Dignity

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

What is Dignity? The definition of dignity is ‘the quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect.’ To me...

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18th March 2016

New Technology, New Patient Care?

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Pilot Schemes Many Practices have taken part in pilot schemes and for the last year we have been piloting the use...

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11th March 2016

Do Your Staff Know About Email Fraud?

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Fraudsters Many types of fraud exist and email is a popular and inexpensive way of distributing fraudulent messages. Most fraud is...

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02nd March 2016

What Are Reasonable Adjustments For Disabled People?

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

GP practices have a duty We’re told that we must carry out disability assessments and make reasonable adjustments if necessary, but...

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24th February 2016

Taking Care of the Elderly

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Life expectancy is rising With life expectancy rising in older age groups the pressure this puts on the NHS by unnecessary...

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