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.
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- All recent data releases can be seen here.
- Press release:Health staff switching to improved NHS patient record service [21/6].
- Data:Primary Care Network Workforce, 31 May 2023[22/6].
- Data: Patient Online Management Information (POMI) [22/6].
- Data: General Practice Workforce, 31 May 2023 [22/6].
- 36,194 FTE GPs – 1.6% (569) more than May 2022.
- 27,200 FTE Fully qualified GPs (excludes GPs in Training Grade) – 1.5% (427) fewer than May 2022.
- 26,575 FTE Qualified permanent GPs (excludes GPs in Training Grade and Locums) – 1.3% (347) fewer than May 2022.
Department for Health and Social Care
- Press release: £21 million to roll out artificial intelligence across the NHS [23/6].
- Article: New public engagement strategy [21/6].
National Audit Office
- Report: Access to unplanned or urgent care [21/6].
Health and Social Care Committee
- Event: MPs question Health Secretary on action over challenges facing NHS and social care [20/6].
- Event: MPs assess opportunities to transform future cancer outcomes [21/6].
Integration of Primary and Community Care Committee
- Event: Integration of primary and community care – Oral evidence [19/6].
- The committee heard from Dr Amanda Doyle, National Director of Primary and Community Care Services at NHS England, and Dawn Wakeling, Executive Director for Health at London Borough of Barnet.
Office for Health Improvement and Disparities
General Medical Council
UK Health Security Agency
- Press release: HPV vaccination programme moves to single dose from September 2023 [20/6].
Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies
- Research: Diabetes: a defining disease of the 21st century [22/6].
- More than 1.31 billion people could be living with diabetes by 2050 worldwide.
- “The increase in prevalence (up from 529 million in 2021) is expected to be driven by increases in type 2 diabetes, which in turn will be caused by a rise in the prevalence of obesity and by demographic shifts.”
- Article: NHS Confederation responds to the latest GP workforce statistics [23/6].
- Blog: A sense of pride: Bringing your whole self to work [21/6].
- Event: Windrush 75: reflecting on the contributions of generations to the NHS [21/6].
- Blog: Not a ‘nice to have’ – the importance of working with people and communities [23/6].
- Blog: The experiences of migrants and people from ethnic minority backgrounds working in the NHS [21/6].
- Article: NHS hospitals forced to cut admissions by over half a million due to lack of beds, new analysis shows [23/6].
- Drop in emergency admissions twice as high in most deprived areas.
- Article: Is a healthy retirement only for the rich? [23/6].
- Only people among the least deprived 20% have an average healthy life expectancy greater than a retirement age of 68
- Someone in the top decile has a 71% chance of reaching retirement in good health, double the chances of someone in the bottom decile.
- Event: Public Services 2030 Network: Paying for Prevention [28/6]
- Speakers include a representative from the Health Foundation and the former of Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
- Event: Leading the fight against sickle-cell disease [27/6].
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
- Article: South London Trusts launch Clean Air Plan [21/6].
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Article: King’s College Hospital welcomed Minister of State for Health and Secondary Care, Will Quince MP, this week and gave him a tour of a specialist ward at the hospital for older people [22/6].
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
- Article: London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust confirm there was an incident which took place at Central Middlesex Hospital on the afternoon of 21 June 2023 [21/6].
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Article: Update on proposed new locations for children’s cancer centre for London and south east England [21/6].
- The NHS is taking more time to listen and respond to feedback ahead of the upcoming consultation on specialist cancer services for children living in most of the south east and all of south London.
- Paul Nuki, Global Health Security editor at the Telegraph, has been covering this week’s Covid inquiry with daily threads on Twitter.