GP Fed Blog

Watch your step

Posted: Tuesday 8th of November 2016

8th November 2016 When the dog is outside the house he barks When the dog is inside the house he bites                                                 Chinese Proverb Many of you will be aware of the sustainability and transformation plans being developed nationally. More worryingly many of you are not aware. A recent...

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“London calling”

Posted: Tuesday 25th of October 2016

25th October 2016 “They always say time changes things but actually you have to change them yourself ” – Andy Warhol Last week I was invited to speak at The King’s Fund Conference in London on emerging models of primary care. It was a stimulating day in the company of...

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Grow Your Own #2

Posted: Tuesday 11th of October 2016

11th October 2016 “Anyone can do it with a format, sweetie.  The trick is to do it without one” (Duke Ellington on jazz) CEPNs (Community Education Provider Networks) I attended the HEEOE Autumn Seminar on CEPNs. These are looking at streamlining and enhancing education and training in the community. Their...

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Six billion plastic bags

Posted: Tuesday 27th of September 2016

27th September 2016 “A stitch in time saves nine!” It was encouraging recently that since the imposition of the 5p charge on plastic bags; the number of bags used in the first year had reduced from 6.8 billion to fewer than 5.79 billion. I am sure like me you have...

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“Happy Birthday GP+”

Posted: Tuesday 13th of September 2016

13th September 2016 Last week (7th September) was the first birthday of our GP+ service. In the first 12 months we have provided over 15,000 extra GP appointments. The appointments, particularly in Ipswich, have been used by practices which are under considerable pressure. One the few initiatives I can remember...

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The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades (Timbuk 3)

Posted: Tuesday 30th of August 2016

30th August 2016 Pulse, “The Good News Issue”, who would have thought!! Earlier this year the NHSE released the GP Forward View (GPFV). There were some headline grabbing announcements such as the 2.4 billion to be invested into primary care by the end of 2021 and an increased workforce including...

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Grow Your Own!

Posted: Tuesday 16th of August 2016

16th August 2016 Recently the Federation run two courses called ‘Leading he Way’ for both more advanced GP’s and Foundation Doctor’s. The feedback from the courses has been extremely positive and it is heartening to see that many of our colleagues on the ‘Leading the Way’ courses are already involved in...

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