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The new normal – how doing business has changed

The new normal – how doing business has changed

  As many people yearn for post-lockdown life and getting back to ‘normal’, being able to turn their backs on the fear and anxiety caused by the pandemic, we are left contemplating what the new normal will look like. There are many positives to take from the last few months that will change the way we work for the better going forward. Think of ...

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Supporting General Practice through the COVID-19 crisis

Supporting General Practice through the COVID-19 crisis

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, general practice has been forced to change its daily routines and adjust to a new reality, with surgeries moving fast to online triage and consultations in a very short space of time. Leaders have had to make plans to ensure their staff are ready to play their part in the COVID-19 response. GPs ...

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Covid-19 – The Unexpected Driver for Embracing Technology

Covid-19 – The Unexpected Driver for Embracing Technology

  It’s very difficult at the moment to think about anything other than the Covid-19 pandemic. It is presenting primary care with unforeseen challenges and there is a lot of trepidation around how it will cope under the strain. Although it is far too early to be thinking about absolute learning points from how we deal with it, it will ...

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Staff Shortages – the biggest challenge facing the health service and the PCN plan.

The NHS long-term plan, published in January this year promises a 3.4% real terms annual increase in the NHS budget up until 2024. As welcome as that may be, in order to meet the rising demand, the staff shortages present a crisis that may well put the success of the plan in doubt. Current scenario The reality is that 1 in 11 posts* in the ...

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