Clinical News


NICE publishes ‘Quality Standard’ for Lyme disease

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In light of recently published research indicating the annual UK incidence of Lyme disease to be over 8,000 cases per year ( three times higher than official estimates) , primary care clinicians are urged to take note of the recently published NICE Quality Standard for Lyme disease (QS186). The primary aim of the quality standard is to achieve measurable quality improvement in four high-priority areas, thereby improving patient outcomes. Dr Anne Cruikshank, RCGP Clinical Champion for Lyme disease, explains more.


Meet ups exploring new ideas, change and innovation

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In April the RCGP collaborated with the Royal College of Arts, Imperial College and One HealthTech to create a meet up to bring together enthusiastic and likeminded people to explore new ideas to improve health and care. Dr Stephanie Coughlin, RCGP Clinical Lead for Innovation, explains more.


The OBoE Study: exploring patients’ experiences of booking GP appointments online

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In an ever-increasing digital world, GP surgeries are now required to offer patients the choice to book appointments online. But most patients continue to book over the phone. Why are today’s patients so reluctant to book online? Who is more likely to opt for, or opt out of, online booking? Dr Abi Eccles, Project Manager for OBoE study at the University of Warwick explains more.


Primary care networks - learning from the frontline

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Four GPs share their real-life experience of their journeys supporting the development of primary care networks. The GPs discuss, learning for nascent leaders, co-clinical directorship, social prescribing, rural working and population health management.


QOF: Learning disabilities quality improvement workshop

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NHS England and the General Practitioners Committee England of the BMA have commissioned the Royal College of General Practitioners, NICE and Health Foundation to develop quality improvement modules for potential inclusion in the GMS contract (QOF). There is an opportunity for practices to review and test the Learning disabilities QI module.


Designing digital solutions for the future

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Mentors from the RCGP Innovator Mentorship Programme share their wisdom on the entrepreneurial journey, how clinical skills support innovation and if digital solutions can address challenges facing general practice.


Enabling people with cancer to prepare for treatment through prehabilitation

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A new report has been launched calling for greater focus on prehabilitation, including nutrition, physical activity and psychological support when delivering cancer care across the UK. Dr Andrew Boyd, RCGP Clinical Champion for Physical Activity and Lifestyle, explains more.


New data reports to support safer prescribing of antiepileptics for pregnant women

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The Patient Safety and Prescribing Project, a collaboration between RCGP and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink has updated its list of practice prescribing data reports to include the prescribing of sodium valproate to women of childbearing age. Sodium valproate (also known as valproate) must no longer be prescribed to women or girls of childbearing potential unless they are on the pregnancy prevention programme.


Veteran Friendly GP Practices

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Ensuring that all GPs in England are equipped to best serve our veterans and their families is a key commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan. We have partnered with NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop the Veteran Friendly accreditation to help you support your patients who served.


How does Continuity of Care improve healthcare?

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Continuity of care can be defined as the extent to which a person experiences an ongoing relationship with a clinical team or member of a clinical team.

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