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  • AMSPAR Training for Primary and Healthcare

    19 Oct 2016 by: Helen Greaves
    We are an experienced provider of AMSPAR training for all members of the Primary and Healthcare team our training runs on a rolling programme, meaning that you can begin your programme at any time to suit you.  We do not need a minimum cohort for learners to commence and the training is delivered using blended learning which means that you do not require day release or attendance at weekends or in the evenings to complete the programme.  
  • TalkingPoint’s speech recognition solution for GP practices is easing the burden for secretarial teams at two neighbouring practices in Wantage. Serving over 24,000 combined patients, Newbury Street and Church Street Practices operate from the same building.
  • A recent GP study involving the use of CRP point of care testing using the Finecare CRP test showed a reduction in antibiotic prescribing during the evaluation period of 29%. Come and join us at our workshop in the main exhibition hall on Tuesday 19th July at 12.10pm or visit us at the CIGA Healthcare stand K36 to find out how your practice can significantly reduce antibiotic prescribing.
  • New Lucrative GP positions in Australia

    11 Oct 2016 by: Martine Levine
    We have just secured a contract to extensively recruit for one of the BIGGEST primary healthcare establishments in Australia who are offering GP job opportunities across the country, in some of the most desirable locations.
  • Safe-T® is a new device created to remove the risk of injury from capping used needles. It is designed to be easy to use, without interfering with the normal process of blood sampling using Vacutainer®-type blood collectors. Safe-T looks like any common blood collector tube holder, and it is used in exactly the same way: a standard needle fits to one end, while standard collector tubes fit into the other. The Safe-T requires minimal change in operating procedure from other regular blood collection by Vacutainer method. The benefits of Safe-T come into effect once the last sample has been collected and the final collector tube removed. The operator simply takes the special Safe-T red plunger and inserts it into the holder and presses down until it clicks. The effort required is no more than inserting a standard collector tube (Vacutainer). This ‘click’ signals that the needle has withdrawn from the patient automatically, and is now safely encapsulated, with the plunger, inside the holder. The used device with the encapsulated needle can now be disposed of in the sharps bin in the standard way.
  • Lexon

    30 Sep 2016
    Lexon is the largest independent wholesaler to pharmacy and dispensing doctors. Visit our stand to discuss how we can significantly improve your margins on purchasing of Generics, PI's Drug Tariff specials.   We will demonstrate how we can help you optimize and automate all your purchasing from your dispensary using existing systems to save you time and money.   
  • Alliance Healthcare recognise the crucial service dispensing doctors provide to their patients. We know how busy that makes your practice. Our frequency of delivery, product availability, and other benefits can improve your business. Visit our stand F38 to find out more, meet the team and our strategic partners – Forte.
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing

    22 Sep 2016 by: Vanessa Kingsbury
    Undoubtedly, GP Practices are well known as a source of relevant, reputable and respected healthcare advice from nurses and GPs.  Their colleagues such as dispensary staff, healthcare assistants, and ...
  • One of the largest independent NHS providers of primary and community outpatient care discusses how it is improving patient care through new approaches to technology, staffing models and data analytics
  • Your Practice Matters

    22 Sep 2016
    GP Contract Changes for 2017
  • The vision of the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) is a future without fragility fractures; to achieve this the charity’s aim is to ensure that every person aged over 50 who breaks a bone is assessed for osteoporosis and managed appropriately through a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS).  The NOS Service Delivery team provides a unique and bespoke service to support adoption of the FLS model across the UK.
  • Automatic storage and dispensing of medines in practices

    15 Sep 2016 by: Arnd Mommers, Sales director
    Willach Pharmacy Solutions is the market leader in Europe for medicine storage and dispensing equipment. With FAMA drawers and shelving systems and CONSIS robotic dispensers, Willach provide solutions for the conventional and fully automated storage and dispensing of medicine packages, suitable for pharmacies, hospitals and medical practices.
  • The DNA of a Successful Practice

    01 Sep 2016 by: Paul Bensley
    Missed appointments cost the NHS around £700m a year. Surgery Connect offers features unique in a phone system, which are based on techniques studies have shown to make appreciable reductions in DNA figures - typically around 30%. SMS and email reminders alone can make modest improvements to DNAs. However, the big wins come from seeking commitment from patients to attend, and encouraging them to comply with social norms.
  • As a Health Care Professional you will be aware of the assistance that a personal medical ID can provide.
  • Research by the University of Warwick and the University of Aberdeen suggests that home cooked meals specifically designed for infants and young children, are not always better than commercially available baby foods as published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
  • The Power of the Letter

    08 Jul 2016 by: Linda Cohen - Lily Pad PR
    How a simple flu recall letter delivered a winter health check for patients and a ground breaking administration process.
  • Inspira Health’s Flagship service the Primary Care Atrial Fibrillation (PCAF) service featured in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and also received “Education Provider of the Year 2015” at the annual GP Awards.
  • Two of IntraHealth’s applications to be part of the NHS Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice Pilot have been successful. Our applications were submitted following feedback from patient participation groups and communication direct with patients; where the vast majority of patients confirmed that a Clinical Pharmacist working in the practice would be of interest to them. Our 2 bids were among 73 successful bids from around the country and were chosen from 292 applications. These projects will recruit 10 pharmacists within our practices (6 in County Durham and 4 in Wolverhampton) to work as part of the core general practice team to improve patient experience and reduce GP workload. The pilot is part of the Government’s GP workforce 10 point plan. The model will involve a senior pharmacist supporting a small group of clinical pharmacists who will develop their skills to play a pivotal role in the challenges around GP capacity. Clinical Pharmacists are medicine experts and would work closely with your GP and the rest of the practice team to help patients.
  • Nearly 90% of GP practice owners could be due a tax windfall because of unclaimed capital allowances. Mark Tighe explains how the system works.
  • A joint venture between IntraHealth and the CDDFT pain service was submitted as a poster presentation to the recent International Compassionate Mind Foundation Conference in Manchester and was awarded first prize. The initiative trialled the feasibility of a group for people with chronic care being provided within a GP surgery (IntraHealth Hallgarth Surgery). The initiative comprised a series of eight, 2 hour sessions, held at weekly intervals. The group utilised Compassionate Mind Training and Mindfulness and was run by Dr Armitage, who is a psychologist with the CDDFT specialist pain service, and Dr McGarrity from IntraHealth.
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  • "Best Practice is an important event which enables GPs to come together to network, interact with different organisations, raise their questions and get their views across."
    Dr Maureen Baker
  • "Come together to network, interact with different organisations, raise their questions and get their views across."
    Dr John Baker
  • "I attended last year and was impressed. It is really useful to get details on the national and strategic agenda. It’s also great to have the DDA incorporated so I can attend some sessions there too, plus it is a time to speak to the suppliers you want to, when you have time, unlike in the practice!"
    Judy Cole
    Practice Manager
  • "Best Practice has been great to get up to date with clinical, admin and technology aspects. There is a good variety of talks here."
    Dr Daniel de Brauw