Over Dependence on Hospital Care Strangling Health System

*Healthcare professionals have spoken – will the Government now listen and take action? *Upcoming budget must support a decisive shift to GP-led Primary Care *Immediate action needed to save health service  At the launch today (Wednesday) of the second Primary Care Partnership consensus document, “Defining Primary Care in the 21st Century”, the partnership of primary care

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EAPCP will Challenge European Approach to Health Care

A newly established organisation, the European Association of Primary Care Partners (EAPCP) was launched today in the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin. Mr Chris Goodey, Chairman of founding association, the Primary Care Partnership in Ireland, has said the EAPCP will bring Health and Social Care Professionals from across Europe together to ensure Governments are delivering

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Pharmacists Want Extended Roles in Primary Care (UK)

There is an enthusiasm and willingness among pharmacists for new, extended roles in primary care, which could effectively relieve GP workload pressures, new research has suggested. The qualitative interview study of UK pharmacists – published in the British Journal of General Practice (Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (662): e650-e658. DOI: http://bjgp.org/content/67/662/e650]) – suggests that the training given to pharmacists should

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3,000 overseas GPs sought by NHS England

NHS England plans to have contracts in place with recruitment agencies to hire between 2,000 and 3,000 GPs from overseas by November 20, documents reveal. The controversial new framework agreement of international recruitment service providers is worth an estimated Stg£100 million (€110m) over three years, with NHS England expecting as many as eight providers to

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WHO Advisory Group to Shape the Future of Primary Care

The recently established WHO Primary Health Care Advisory Group has pledged to seek innovative models to integrate primary care with public health services and set the course for primary care in 2030. The Group – which held its inaugural meeting in June (20-21) in Almaty, Kazakhstan – wants to improve coordination between primary care and

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GP Forward View is Falling Short on Workforce

NHS England’s General Practice Forward View is falling short in its pledge to build the GP workforce by 5,000 more full-time equivalent family doctors by 2020, the Royal College of GPs has concluded. The College’s Annual Assessment of the plan, that was launched in April 2016, recognises that NHS England is making progress in delivering

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EAPCP wants EU to ‘do more for health’

The European Association of Primary Care Partners (EAPCP) is the latest organisation to join a coalition of European organisations petitioning European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker to do ‘more for health’ in Europe. The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) and a coalition of organisations have teamed up to express their

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New Tools to Assess Performance of Primary Care Imminent

The European Commission’s Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health is due to finalise shortly a key opinion on new tools and methodologies for assessing the performance of primary care throughout Europe. The independent group was established to provide the Commission with non-binding advice on three specific matters, including access to healthcare, the

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