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.
- Data: Network Contract DES (MI) – April 2023 [29/6].
- Article: Money-saving deal gives NHS staff access to latest digital tools [29/6].
- Data: Appointments in General Practice, May 2023 [29/6].
- 28.7 million appointments in May 2023.
- 43.9% took place on the same day that they were booked.
- 90.6% of all appointments were attended.
- 47% were carried out by a GP and 20.6% were carried out by nurses.
- 69.8% were carried out face to face.
General Medical Council
- Article: GMC response to the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan [30/6].
10 Downing Street
- Speech: PM speech launching the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan [30/6].
- Article:What the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan means for you [30/6].
- Report: The NHS in England at 75 [27/6].
Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies
- Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, was questioned about Labour’s policy on general practice by GP Dr Phil Whitaker for the magazine’s podcast.
- Report: Medical Evolution – Measures to improve the interface between primary and secondary care [29/6].
- The equivalent of 15 million GP appointments per year are spent dealing with issues in care management between GP practices and hospitals.
- Data: More than a third of adults lack confidence in mental health hospitals after string of scandals [20/6].
The Migration Observatory
- Report: Migration and the health and care workforce [27/6].
British Heart Foundation
- Article: Nearly 100,000 more deaths involving heart conditions and stroke than usual since pandemic began [22/6].
- “There has been significant disruption to the detection and management of conditions that put people at much greater risk of a heart attack or stroke, like high blood pressure. NHSE figures show that 2 million fewer people were recorded as having controlled hypertension in 2021 compared to the previous year.”
- Report: Accessible and inclusive communication within primary care: What matters to people with diverse communication needs [26/6].
- Report: A shift to multidisciplinary teams in general practice: What this means for people experiencing health inequalities and frequent users of primary care services [26/6].
Centre for Policy Studies
- Article: Chief Executive Julian Hartley highlights year one of integrated care systems has been tough – here’s what they need in year two [30/6].
- Article: Chief Executive Julian Hartley also mentions that a radical new approach to NHS strikes is needed [29/6].
- Report: Sickness absence in the NHS in England [29/6].
- Monthly sickness absence rates in 2022 never once fell below even the peak in the pre-pandemic year and, on average, the reported rate for NHS staff was 29% higher than in 2019 (5.6% v 4.3%).
- The reported level of sickness absence – some 27 million days across 2022 – equates, on average, to around 74,500 full-time equivalent staff, including 20,400 nurses and 2,900 doctors.
Institue for Government
- Article: The NHS workforce plan is welcome – but just one part of improving the health service [30/6].
- Event: Has the NHS become unmanageable? with Matthew Taylor [20/7].
- Data: British public think Labour have the best policies on key issues but are often unsure how they would tackle them [27/6].
- 31% said the NHS was most important when deciding how to vote at the next General Election (the highest issue).
- 41% think Labour has the best policies on healthcare.
- Almost two-thirds were unable to name a member of Labour’s shadow cabinet. Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting was known by 5%.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Article: Opening of Same Day Emergency Care at King George Hospital sees almost 20 per cent improvement in performance [28/6].
- Article: Topping out ceremony as new theatre building reaches its highest point [26/6].
Barts Health NHS Trust
Central and North West Central NHS Foundation Trust
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
- Article: Artificial Intelligence is being employed to help better understand sickle cell disease and how it affects patients’ lives on a day-to-day basis. [28/6].
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
- Press release: The Prince of Wales launches new national homelessness campaign from Lambeth mental health service [26/6].
- Dr Amir Khan, a TV GP and author, reacts to the NHS Workforce Plan in this thread.