Gianpiero Celino, Clinical Director, Cegedim Healthcare Solutions, outlines a vision for the future of digital healthcare building on the huge progress the NHS made during 2020.
Dr Martin Skipper, Head of Policy for the LDC Confederation highlights major discrepancies in the Government’s strategy for NHS dentistry during the pandemic.
Primary care at scale (PCaS) entered the lexicon of healthcare in the NHS in England over 10 years ago. It should be regarded as a set of principles rather than an organisational form, albeit when these principles are applied, a larger provider organisation often results.
As Primary Care Networks take a greater role within the NHS, medical and business leaders must focus on practical considerations for organisational structure and development. This was the purpose of a recent webinar which brought together system leaders from across the sector.
A new national programme has been launched to work closely with a series of pilot sites, using population health approaches and multidisciplinary partnerships, to identify and tackle local health inequality challenges.
While recognising the scope of primary care networks (PCNs) within the current integrated landscape of health and social care, Primary Care Journal (PCJ) hosted a virtual forum to draw out the viewpoint of general practice and its role at the heart of these emerging frameworks.
The London General Practice have partnered with Careology to launch ‘Careology Connect’ to its patients and wider public.
Across the healthcare sector, technological advancement and changes are being put in place almost overnight due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
NHS Digital is set to introduce electronic notifications which inform GPs when one of their patients receives an urgent supply of medicine from a community pharmacy.
Providing dental and oral healthcare to homeless and other marginalised groups requires rethinking the way services engage with patients, writes Dr Ben Atkins, President of the Oral Health Foundation. There are many approaches to overcome these barriers and improve outcomes.
The Association of Dental Groups has responded to the latest NHS Dental Statistics for England 2019-2020, showing that the number of dentists with NHS activity in England went up slightly - from 24,545 in 2018/19 to 24,684 in 2019/20.
As the transition away from face-to-face contact within healthcare to online services becomes more common, LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor, in partnership with NHS trusts and Preventx, will begin providing online sexual health services.
The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has launched a national campaign calling on ministers to take urgent action to deal with the growing crisis in access to dentistry.
Sanjeev Panesar, a National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Board Member who runs Pan Healthcare in the West Midlands, outlines the importance of trusted relationships between community pharmacy and wider healthcare services to build back after Covid.
In the latest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on the treatment of chronic pain, General practitioners (GP) are told not to prescribe opioids and other medicines like paracetamol to patients due to them being potentially harmful and addictive.
A new study suggests that poorer areas are three more times more likely to be negatively affected by new guidelines over the face to face contact with GPs as practices begin to reopen.