M word

 

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


M Word - Issue 22 - 11 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 - 10 November 2014

Dear Colleagues.  Building GP Resilience – Take Control 

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M Word - Issue 19 - 02 October 2014

     

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M word - Issue 17 - 13 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 16 - Securing the Future of General Practice in London - 06 September 2013

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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M word - Issue 15 - 30 May 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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M word - Issue 14 - MMR catch up Programme update - 8 May 2013 - 08 May 2013

Dear Colleague,Measles - MMR Catch up Programme UPDATEThank you for all your questions. Here are a few more answers from our GP and practice support team along with some new information covering the following items: 1....

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M word - Issue 13 - MMR catch up Programme update - 30 April 2013 - 30 April 2013

  Dear Colleague Measles - MMR Catch up Programme UPDATE - 30 April 2013 It has now been announced that there will be an MMR vaccination catch-up programme in England. Please look at this letter from NHS England outlining the main...

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M word - Issue 12 - Measles - MMR catch up scheme UPDATE - 26 April 2013

Dear Colleague Measles - MMR catch up scheme UPDATE   Here is an update based on current information and your responses to my message yesterday, for which we are very grateful. ...

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M word - Issue 11 - Measles - MMR Catch up Campaign - 25 April 2013

Dear Colleague Measles - MMR Catch up Campaign As you cannot have missed, The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has announced a national MMR catch up campaign, centred around GPs and practices, for 10-16 year olds. This is what is happening:...

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The M Word - Issue 10 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 03 April 2013

Dear Colleague  Another April, Another New NHS  But this time it’s huge, so please see below for some sanity which I have drawn up from the perspective of practices as providers of General Practice.

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The M Word - Issue 9 - 20 December 2012

Dear Colleague, Just before the second year of NHS ‘transition‘ draws to a close we are beginning to see how it will all fit together in London. There will be 3 interlocking strands in the new order: The new NHS...

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The M Word Issue 7 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 01 March 2012

  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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The M Word issue 6 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 16 December 2011

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

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The M Word issue 5 - Dr Michelle Drage's latest personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 10 October 2011

  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 4 - Dr Drage's briefing on the NHS reforms - 15 June 2011

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 3 - Dr Michelle Drage's briefing on NHS reforms - 07 June 2011

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 2 - Dr Michelle Drage's personal briefing for practices on NHS reforms - 14 April 2011

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 1 - 10 April 2011

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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