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

17th March 2017

Confidentiality – how do you ensure everyone is protecting patient information?

Michelle Broutta GP Specialist

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published revised, expanded and re-organised guidance on confidentiality for all doctors practising in the...

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22nd February 2017

Risk Assessments – How do we create them…? Why do we need them…?

Michelle Broutta GP Specialist

Some practices will undertake risk assessments annually, whilst some practices undertake them daily and/or monthly.But why do we need to...

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16th February 2017

The Importance of Policies

Michelle Broutta GP Specialist

Let’s look in detail at a recently updated policy from Quality Compliance Systems (QCS). That ‘Monday morning phone call’ Did you wake...

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08th February 2017

It has been announced and agreed…

Michelle Broutta GP Specialist

On the 7 February 2017, the NHS Employers and the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) agreed on a number of...

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06th February 2017

More from NHS Digital

Michelle Broutta GP Specialist

Really useful timetable On 10 January, NHS digital uploaded a spreadsheet which may be worth printing off. It is a live collection timetable...

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18th January 2017

Out with Read Codes, in with SNOWMED Codes

Michelle Broutta GP Specialist

In November 2016, NHS digital website reported: A common vocabulary to reduce GP burden and improve patient careWe are changing from...

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15th December 2016

QOF Recorded Dementia Diagnoses – Oct 2016

Michelle Broutta GP Specialist

NHS Digital website We have been very busy over the past year ensuring our dementia diagnosis and prevalence are correct and...

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08th December 2016

‘Health and Social Care Information’ (HSCIC) renamed as ‘NHS Digital’

Michelle Broutta GP Specialist

 Just as we have just gotten used to the HSCIC website… it changes. My next few blogs will focus on some...

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02nd December 2016

Mandatory Training in General Practice

Michelle Broutta GP Specialist

What training is mandatory for practice staff? Does your practice have a list of what it considers to be...

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25th November 2016

General Practice Chaperones

Michelle Broutta GP Specialist

What is a chaperone? A chaperone is an ‘impartial observer’ who may accompany patients into a medical appointment (usually ones of...

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