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Alison Lowerson

29th December 2014

Not enough having the Flu vaccine

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Why aren’t eligible patients having their flu jab sooner? Each year from October, GP practices offer eligible patients a flu jab...

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22nd December 2014

Read All About It

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Magazines in the waiting room I read recently that £12.6m worth of magazines get stolen every year from waiting rooms. I...

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18th December 2014

People with Long Term Conditions

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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12th December 2014

Survival of the fittest

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Practice Managers face unprecedented pressures As Practice Managers we face unprecedented pressures from CQC inspections, active involvement with Clinical Commissioning Groups,...

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05th December 2014

A storm in a CQC cup

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

What is Intelligent Monitoring? As part of their new inspection regime, the CQC published their Intelligent Monitoring report for GP practices...

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02nd December 2014

Growing Old in the NHS

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

The CQC will rate against population groups The CQC intends to rate practices against six population groups – older people, long...

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21st November 2014

A ‘common sense’ guide to Ebola for GP practices

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

About Ebola Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare but severe infection caused by the Ebola virus. Since early this year...

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14th November 2014

Pushing the boundaries

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Abolition of GP Practice boundaries £60 per home visit Back in January I blogged that, as part of the new GP contract...

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07th November 2014

Who Will Win the NHS?

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

The countdown is on With exactly 6 months until the next general election, the main political parties have started their war...

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31st October 2014

10 Minutes to Burnout

Alison Lowerson GP Specialist

Hamster wheel Last week, Mr Hunt told the House of Commons that GP workforce concerns were a ‘very, very important issue’...

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