M word

 

Dr Michelle Drage's personal briefings for London's general practices.


M word - Issue 28 - 26 April 2016

Dear Colleague, After our exhilarating Annual Conference at Arsenals Emirates Stadium on Wednesday at which we declared a GP State Of Emergency (#GPStateOfEmergency) in London, the next day heralded the much hyped revelation of NHS...

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Mword - Issue 25 now available - 08 March 2016

Wednesday 2 December 2015 Dear Colleague, Just...

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Mword - Issue 27 - February 2016 now available - 17 February 2016

    4 February 2016 Dear Colleague, If not now, when? Saturday’s Special Conference of LMCs effectively declared a #GPstateofemergency. The #(Hashtag) in front of...

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Mword - Issue 26 - December 2015 now available - 28 January 2016

  22 December 2015 Christmas 2015 edition  Dear Colleague, Christmas is upon us, and trying not to sound like The Queen, we have all had the most Annus...

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M Word - Issue 24 - November 2015 now available - 02 December 2015

20 November 2015 Following my message earlier this week, I want to update you further on events over the last 2 days. Yesterday saw an unprecedented 99% of junior...

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M Word - Issue 23 - November 2015 now available - 20 November 2015

17 November 2015 This week will see the arrival of winter with its crisp blue skies and the hope of snowy white flakes falling on Christmas day. And no doubt...

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M Word - Issue 22 - 12 March 2015

I have three resilient and empowering things for you. The first is meant to be reassuring; the second is to urge you to hold fast to the values of general practice when you...

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M Word - Special Edition - GP Resilience - Take Control campaign launched - 14 November 2014

Dear Colleagues.  Building GP Resilience – Take Control 

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M Word - Issue 19 - 03 October 2014

     

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M word - Issue 16 - Securing the Future of General Practice in London - 29 January 2014

Dear colleagues, Londonwide LMCs’ General Practice Cares campaign – Securing the Future of General Practice in London I want to bring you up to speed with proactive work we have been doing over the summer on behalf of you, your practice and your patients. As you...

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The M Word Issue 7 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 27 January 2014

  Through the fog    I felt it timely to send a beam of light out into the fog and try to illumine the way ahead for general practice.    Big breath, here goes:   And in June 2010 all was rosy in the London GP Garden of Eden. Everyone...

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M word - Issue 17 - 23 December 2013

Dear Colleagues, Three things to tell you right now: 1. Yesterday's CQC/media onslaught2. Christmas and New Year Opening3. Valuing General Practice - our assurance to you in this climate of uncertainty and fear...

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M word - Issue 15 - 12 June 2013

Dear colleague, As we knuckle down after another week of media onslaught, I  have 3 topics to cover: 1. A brief MMR update2. The latest ideas emanating from the Secretary of State

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The M Word issue 1 - 29 May 2013

Dr Michelle Drage's personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms. This is the first in my personal series of briefings which will provide commentary and updates on key issues facing you and your practice as some of the NHS reforms kick in ahead of the Health Bill completing its passage...

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The M Word issue 2 - Dr Michelle Drage's personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 29 May 2013

In issue 1 I set out to make some sense of the language and jargon of the new NHS world and give you some not-so-subliminal messages about what we want to see happen and not happen from GP Commissioning. Now, almost two weeks later, much to my own surprise,...

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The M Word issue 3 - Dr Michelle Drage's briefing on NHS reforms - 29 May 2013

I thought I’d share three of my more serious thoughts to do with Providing General Practice and NOT commissioning (mostly!)   The new transitional management landscape in London Our main job is Providing General Practice – enable us to get on and do it properly! Asserting our professionalism ...

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The M Word issue 4 - Dr Drage's briefing on the NHS reforms - 29 May 2013

The Day After...   The Politics The Real World Michelle’s 3 step guide (definitely not a toolkit) to QIPP and GRIP   Dr Michelle Drage FRCGPCEO Londonwide LMCs   1.    The Politics   So the listening exercise is over, the Field Future Forum (FFF) has reported, the...

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The M Word issue 5 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 29 May 2013

  Here's the latest update on what has and what has not been going on over the last few weeks, and what is likely to happen over the Autumn. I will cover: Pathfinder Clinical Commissioning Groups (pCCGs) – previously...

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The M Word issue 6 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 29 May 2013

I have 3 updates for you:   The Health and Social Care Bill, 1 year on GP Primary Medical Services contracts

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