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Alison Lowerson

13th March 2015

Vanguards – the latest NHS frontline taskforce

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Another transformation This week, the first 29 ‘vanguard’ areas were announced, aiming to take the national lead on transforming care for...

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09th March 2015

Do you know your MCA from your DoLS?

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

What are the MCA and DoLS? With feedback I have received from other practice managers about their recent CQC visits, I’ve...

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27th February 2015

Provision of care for people who work

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

The CQC rates practices against particular population groups The CQC now inspects and rates practices against six population groups – older...

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20th February 2015

The Big C – Compassion

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

How important is compassion to your patients? I came across an email this week advertising the General Medical Council (GMC) webinar...

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13th February 2015

Patient Online Access

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

What’s occurring? The Improving Patient Online Access Enhanced Service will end soon and GP practices must implement their GMS/PMS contractual requirements...

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06th February 2015

The 2015/16 contract – what’s in store?

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Key changes NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA announced changes to the GMS contract in England for...

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30th January 2015

Lost in Translation

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

What are the requirements? Practices are still confused about whether or not they are required to provide translation or interpretation services...

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23rd January 2015

New funding for premises

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

The NHS Five Year Forward View Last week NHS England announced the launch of a £1bn investment in primary care premises,...

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14th January 2015

Families, Children and Young People

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

The CQC rate Practices against particular population groups The CQC now inspects and rates practices against six population groups – older...

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09th January 2015

Winter Pressures

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

No spare capacity to deal with spike in demand Each year it is a growing concern that more pressure is put...

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