Expert Insights

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

25th September 2018

Displaying your practice’s CQC rating – A reminder from the CQC (September 2018)

Leah Biller General Practice Specialist

August’s CQC briefing reminds me of times when, working in general practice, there were days when I truly believed everything...

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28th August 2018

Heat stress in the workplace

Leah Biller General Practice Specialist

  According to the HSE “heat stress occurs when the body’s means of controlling its internal temperature starts to fail. As...

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11th May 2018

Online GP/Primary Care Services from the CQC’s March 2018 Provider Update

Leah Biller General Practice Specialist

  In the CQC March 2018 update, Professor Steve Field shared findings from recent inspections of online GP/primary care services. Online...

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19th February 2018

Children and the Age of Consent: 1 Gillick Competence

Leah Biller General Practice Specialist

Children and consent to medical treatment can be particularly complex. It is important to treat each case or situation on...

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15th February 2018

Children and the Age of Consent: 2 Fraser Guidelines for Contraception and Sexual Health

Leah Biller General Practice Specialist

The ‘Fraser Guidelines’ specifically relate to contraception and sexual health and are named after Lord Fraser, one of the Lords...

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21st November 2017

DBS Checks in General Practice

Leah Biller General Practice Specialist

  The Continuous Internal Practice Debates and Indecision Over who Needs DBS Checks There is rarely a more factual statement about general...

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16th November 2017

Do Pressures Exist That Have a Real Effect on General Practice?

Leah Biller General Practice Specialist

Why Has Life in General Practice Become So Difficult? Working in and around general practice and primary care means that I...

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15th November 2017

Curtains in General Practice

Leah Biller General Practice Specialist

  Old Chestnuts Everyone is still getting to grips with the new CQC Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) – CQC inspection teams...

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09th October 2017

The State of Care in General Practice – 2014-2017

Leah Biller General Practice Specialist

  The State of Care in General Practice 2014 to 2017 recently published by the CQC makes for interesting and informative...

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18th August 2017

General practice leases – are there real risks involved for practices in the face of a new lease?

Leah Biller General Practice Specialist

The most recent tranche of NHS England ETTF (Estates Technology and Transformation Fund) has been the enabler of a number...

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