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: GPonline analysis reveals which parts of England have the best dementia diagnosis rates [6/7].
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- Article: Let GPs do their job [4/7].
- BMA GPs committee England deputy chair and GP partner in Kingston Richard Van Mellaerts outlines what the Government must do to allow GPs to deliver better-quality care for patients.
- Article: UK’s health equity slows down[5/7].
Department of Health and Social Care
- Article: NHS Recovery Summit held to help cut waiting lists [6/7].
- Health and Social Care Secretary will convene the next NHS Recovery Summit with health experts to help drive innovation across the NHS.
- Press release: Face-to-face health checks more than double in one year [4/7].
Office for Health Improvements and Disparities
- Research: GP profiles for patients [4/7].
- Data tool presenting a range of GP practice level indicators using the latest available data.
UK Health Security Agency
- Article: Heat-Health Alerts issued by UKHSA and the Met Office [6/7].
Public Accounts Committee
- Report: UK Health Security Agency set up with no formal governance and weak financial controls [5/7].
National Audit Office
- Article: NAO to independently assess NHS England models supporting the Long Term Workforce Plan [7/7]
- To be published Summer 2024.
Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies
The Society of Occupational Medicine
- Report: Burnout in healthcare: risk factors and solutions [6/7].
- “GPs seem particularly vulnerable to burnout, with a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of 31 studies concluding they are at moderate to high risk.“
Social Market Foundation
Times Health Commission
- Article: Why spending more on hospitals won’t fix the NHS [2/7].
- Article: NHS committed to patient care mission in face of challenges[3/7].
- Article: Train, retain, reform: does the NHS Long Term Plan provide a coherent map for the future? [4/7].
- Report: Driving better health outcomes through integrated care systems: The role of district councils [4/7].
Health Foundation, Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund
- Open letter: “Addiction to short-termism” puts NHS future at risk, warn think-tanks [5/7].
- Infographic: The NHS at 75: How do we meet the needs of future generations?[4/7].
- Event: Has the NHS become unmanageable? with Matthew Taylor [20/7].
Cancer Research UK
- Article: Soaring skin cancer cases hit a record high [7/7].
- Article: The NHS at 75 is missing most of its own targets. See what health access looks like in your constituency, from ambulance delays to cancer care waits [5/7].
Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
- Report: Fit for the Future: A Modern and Sustainable NHS Providing Accessible and Personalised Care for All [5/7].
- Article: How do our homes shape our health? [5/7].
- Article: Time for a radical rethink in how we deal with death [6/7].
- Article: A health check for the NHS’s 75th birthday [5/7].
- Report: NHS at 75 Insights Report [5/7].
Institute for Public Policy Research
- Report: Healthcare and prosperity: The NHS at 75 [5/7].
- “34% of British adults have found it difficult to get the healthcare services they need through the NHS, since the pandemic began. This rises to 51 per cent of people with a life-limiting health condition.”
Centre for London
- Article: London’s air pollution consensus [7/7].
- Data: Do you have a favourable or unfavourable opinion of the concept of universal health care? [5/7].
- Data: Britons say NHS is overstretched and they expect it to get worse in the future [5/7].
- 52% disagree that it is easy to get an appointment with a doctor in their local area:
More in Common
- Data: As the NHS turns 75, what do the public think about our most high profile public service? [5/7].
- “In our focus groups, people often share ‘horror stories’ about lengthy delays for hospital appointments. This failure is usually attributed to lack of funding, or to misdirected funding – particularly the idea that the NHS spends too much money on managers rather than clinical staff. The exception here is GP surgeries, where our focus groups have identified increasing frustration and a willingness to reform the model and to end reliance on outdated booking systems.”
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Article: From AI to personal responsibility: Experts debate what the NHS could look like at 100 [6/7].
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Article: New triage model introduced to Emergency Department [3/7].
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
- Press release: £4.5M awarded to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust for cutting-edge research equipment and technology [3/7].
- Thinktank New Local details 7 examples of the health service working collaboratively with communities in this thread.
- Examples include initiatives in North Central and South London.