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GPonline.com - 19th October 2018
Latest news from the RCGP and RCGP Annual Conference 2018
RCGP chair hits out at tech firms 'siphoning off' young patients RCGP chair hits out at tech firms 'siphoning off' young patients
Technology firms such as Babylon are creating a digital divide in the NHS by 'siphoning off' young patients through services including the controversial GP at Hand, RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard told the college's annual conference on Thursday.
4 Oct 2018
RCGP parkrun programme signs up over 400 practices in three months RCGP parkrun programme signs up over 400 practices in three months
The RCGP's parkrun partnership - launched in June this year as a means of 'prescribing' active lifestyles to patients and staff - has already signed up 424 GP practices across the UK.
4 Oct 2018
Legislation to let nurses write fit notes could ease GP workload Legislation to let nurses write fit notes could ease GP workload
Proposed legislation to allow a wider range of health professionals to sign fit notes could significantly reduce GP workload, an NHS official has said.
4 Oct 2018
NHS must get smarter at spreading clinical knowledge, says Dr Ben Goldacre NHS must get smarter at spreading clinical knowledge, says Dr Ben Goldacre
Conventional academic papers are not the answer to improving patient care and the NHS needs to develop new 'structured machines' for disseminating and implementing knowledge, Dr Ben Goldacre told the RCGP conference.
4 Oct 2018
GPs are the key to helping the NHS tackle health inequalities GPs are the key to helping the NHS tackle health inequalities
GPs can help safeguard the future of the NHS by ensuring it is engaged in its core purpose, which is to reverse the inverse care law, Lord Victor Adebowale told the RCGP annual conference.
5 Oct 2018
Group consultations 'reduce demand and improve efficiency' for GPs Group consultations 'reduce demand and improve efficiency' for GPs
Group consultations can help 'reduce demand and improve efficiency' for GPs and empower patients with long-term health issues to self-care, the RCGP annual conference has been told.
5 Oct 2018
GPs can improve care by 'playing the ball where the monkey drops it' GPs can improve care by 'playing the ball where the monkey drops it'
GPs and the wider health service can improve quality of care by focusing on simple, small-scale achievable goals, a senior Scottish doctor has told the RCGP conference.
5 Oct 2018
 
More on the RCGP
 
Video highlights from the RCGP Annual Conference 2018
Video: This government is running the NHS into the ground, says Owen Jones Video: This government is running the NHS into the ground, says Owen Jones
Asking people 'at the top' to pay more to fund the NHS could make the health service 'the envy of the world', political commentator and activist Owen Jones told the RCGP annual conference.
5 Oct 2018
Video: Government must enable e-consultations in every practice by 2022 Video: Government must enable e-consultations in every practice by 2022
The government must deliver the funding to enable the rollout of e-consultations in every practice in England by 2022, RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard has said.
4 Oct 2018
Video: Why are we not doing clinical trials routinely at the point of care? Video: Why are we not doing clinical trials routinely at the point of care?
The NHS could run clinical trials 'practically for free' if they were conducted routinely at the point of care, Dr Ben Goldacre told the RCGP conference.
4 Oct 2018
 
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