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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.


TARGET Antibiotics: changing prescribing behaviour

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Kathleen Hartigan, Research and Clinical Trial Manager and Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner, shares how she used the RCGP Antibiotics toolkit to lead a project which aimed to change the antibiotics prescribing behaviours of GPs and advanced practitioners, leading to a boost in professional credibility and confidence.


RCGP Innovators Mentorship Programme: Application deadline looming

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The RCGP is looking for driven, ambitious entrepreneur GPs with health innovations and a passion to solve problems to join the second cohort of the Innovators Mentorship Programme. Applications close on 22 July.


Key messages from the Annual Scientific Conference for the Society of Academic Primary Care

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Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, Chair of the Society for Academic Primary Care and the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board, reflects on the Annual Scientific Conference for the Society of Academic Primary Care, which showcases the latest research and education in academic primary care globally.


Delivering care for people with multiple long-term conditions

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Focusing on multimorbidity has the potential to improve health care by systematically addressing multiple conditions, yet it remains challenging to support people to manage their long-term conditions by accessing community-based care. Dr Rachel Pryke, RCGP Clinical Champion for Multimorbidity, outlines some examples of small and large-scale approaches to patient-focused care.

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