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:[MI] GP Contract Services – England, 2023-24 [21/7].
- Data: Primary Care Dementia Data [20/7].
- 465,516 people had a recorded diagnosis of dementia on 30 June 2023, an increase of 4,176 patients since last month.
UK Health Security Agency
House of Commons Library
- Data: NHS Key Statistics: England, July 2023 [19/7].
Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies
British Medical Association
- Article: GP Committee in England to elect new chair [20/7].
A Covenant for Health
- Blog: The need for action to improve the nation’s health: making England a healthier place to live and work [18/7].
- Report: What is commissioning and how is it changing? [20/7].
Social Market Foundation
- Report: NHS at 75: A Reality Check and New Priorities [17/7].
Doctors of the World
Centre for Mental Health
- Article: The national evaluation of the better mental health fund [19/7].
- Article: How trusts can unlock the benefits of health services research [18/7].
- Data: Concern about the NHS rises while inflation remains the biggest national worry [20/7].
- Concern about the health service has risen six points since June, mentioned by a third of Britons overall.
- Data: How behavioural science can unlock the potential of digital health [18/7].
- Data: International graduates have positive experiences of GP training, but face challenges that domestic students do not [17/7].
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Article: Our hospitals feature in the New York Times [17/7].
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
- Many older people living with frailty are taken to hospital by ambulance but then turn out not to need hospital care. The Silver Triage initiative in North Central London aims to make sure more older people living with frailty get urgent care in their home setting.
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
- Article: A new 32-bed unit will be built on top of the existing A&E department at Northwick Park providing the hospital with much needed additional bed space. [20/7].
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Article: Measles cases are rising in England [18/7].
- GP Steve Taylor examines the performance of general practice beyond the headlines in this thread.