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.
Care Quality Commission
- Report: Improvement cultures in health and adult social care settings [26/7].
- Article: Our transformation plan and new approach – summer update [31/7].
Department of Health and Social Care
- Press release: Government boosts use of independent sector capacity to cut NHS waits [4/8].
- Thirteen new community diagnostic centres are opening across the country to deliver more than 742,000 additional scans, tests and checks a year.
NHS National Cancer Patient Experience Survey
- Data: Latest national results [28/7].
Office for Health Improvement and Disparities
- Guidance: Migrant health guide [3/8].
Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies
- Disabled people, people with a carer, and carers themselves were significantly more likely to support virtual wards compared to the population as a whole.
- Older people are more open to using virtual wards – under the right conditions. Just 21% of those aged 65 and over say they would not want to be treated through a virtual ward, compared to 36% of 16–24-year-olds.
- Article: Around a quarter of acute trusts paid consultants premium rates to provide strike cover during the first two junior doctors’ walkouts, broadly matching the pay levels demanded by the British Medical Association’s ‘rate card’, HSJ research has found [31/7].
- The April strike rates were: weekday 7am-7pm £161/hr; 7pm-11pm £215/hr; weekend 7am-11pm £215/hr; overnight 11pm-7am £269/hr
- The March rates were: weekday 7am-7pm £158/hr; 7pm-11pm £210/hr; weekend 7am-11pm £210/hr; overnight 11pm-7am £262/hr
- The HSJ also notes that London trusts resisted paying BMA rate card rates for consultant cover over the first two JD strikes, before relenting ahead of the third strike.
- Most initially paid around £200/hr, which is below the £215/hr weekend and £269/hr overnight BMA rates.
- Article: How long are patients waiting for a GP appointment in England? [4/8].
- Exploring how the patient voice can embedded into system working in a meaningful and transformative way.
National Institue for Health and Care Research
- Article: NIHR has awarded over £100 million to 20 new Policy Research Units (PRUs) across England [1/8].
Doctors of the world
- Report: A new report reveals the true scale of inequality in the UK and the impact of Covid-19 on ethnic minority and migrant communities [27/7].
Barts Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Article: The emergency department at The Royal London Hospital is the first in London to be accredited for its care of autistic adults and children [1/8].
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
- Londonwide LMCs welcomed newly qualified GPs and shared ways LMCs can help on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
London local authorities
- Tower Hamlets Council appoint Steve Halsey as new Chief Executive [20/7].
- Newham Council appoint Abi Gbago as new Chief Executive [12/7].
- Hackney Council appoint Dawn Carter-McDonald as Interim Chief Executive [14/7].