This report is a flexible summary, with the aim of sharing and highlighting a wide range of data and policy information relating to London general practice published in a given week. Where we view information to be of significant interest it is reproduced directly below the links to make the key points quicker to digest.
Please feel free to share any useful stats/links you think we could include in future reports.
- All recent data releases can be seen here.
- Data: GP Contract Services – England, 2023-24 [19/10].
- Blog: Latest figures show drop in obesity rates among primary school children [19/10].
- Data: Cancer Registrations Statistics, England 2021 [19/10].
- There were 329,665 new cancer diagnoses in 2021: 2,491 more than 2019 and 40,912 more than 2020.
- Bowel cancer is now the third most common cancer.
- Data: Primary Care Dementia Data [19/10].
- 475,573 patients had a recorded diagnosis of dementia on 30 September 2023, an increase of 2,487 patients since 31 August 2023.
- Article: Planning for winter pressures [19/10].
- Article: Combination of cost-of-living crisis and workforce pressures risks ‘unfair care’ – longer waits, reduced access and poorer outcomes for some [20/10].
Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies
- Event: The King’s Fund annual conference 2023: A health and care service fit for now and for the future [for 1-2/11].
- Blog: Patient experience: who is listening? [19/10].
- Blog: Political parties reveal their health plans as campaigning for the next election gets under way [18/10].
- Report: Addressing the leading risk factors for ill health – a framework for local government action [15/10].
- Press release: CQC report shows what happens when staff are unsupported and undervalued, says BMA [20/10].
- Article: Have your say on ONS population statistics – and help shape the future of health data [20/10].
- Article: How systemic bias harms healthcare [19/10].
- Long read: Chain reaction? Understanding the causes of backlogs through urgent and emergency care [19/10].
Institute for Fiscal Studies
- Report: Policy risks to the fiscal outlook [17/10].
- “The OBR projects that spending on state pensions and health and social care will increase by 5% of national income – equivalent to £137 billion a year in today’s terms – up to 2050 and then continue rising. Accommodating these spending pressures would require deep cuts to spending elsewhere or a big further increase in tax.”
Institute for Government
- Report: Retention in public services [9/10].
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Article: Patients Know Best is live [16/10].
- Patients can now access their health record online through a portal called Patients Know Best.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
- Article: Help shape community eye services in North Central London [20/10].
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
- Article: Surgery-free brain stimulation could provide new treatment for dementia [20/10].
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
- Article: Blood testing results delays [18/10].
- NHS organisations in SE London are currently experiencing issues receiving blood test results.