Primary Care news

Services to keep you up to date on the latest health news and policy and specialist news bulletins for practice staff.

Health News and Policy

​Newspapers, news channels, websites and magazines all pick up on health related items. Some stories originate from medical journals and conferences, others from advertising material. Colleagues, patients and carers may well ask primary care staff about the truth of news stories.

Health News
News about the NHS
Management and policy updates
Your recommendations?

This is a fast moving area, with new resources being made available all the time. We welcome your suggestions of resources that could be added to this list. Contact Oxford Health Libraries

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Other useful bulletins
Workforce planning and redesign for primary care

About workforce development, education and training

Change and innovation in primary care
National bulletins for primary care

These services are targeted specifically at health professionals working in primary care:

Clinical topics
Using new technologies
  • Topol Review  The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care commissioned The Topol Review: Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future, as part of the draft health and care Workforce Strategy for England to 2027 – Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future.  Published in February 2019 makes recommendations that will enable NHS staff to make the most of innovative technologies such as genomics, digital medicine, artificial intelligence and robotics to improve services.
  • The Health Education England digital literacy project is about improving the digital capabilities of everyone working in health and social care. The Digital Capabilities Framework consists of six domains and the distinct capabilities that sit within each one.  These capabilities are presented at four different levels ranging from basic to expert. The framework is for use by anyone working in health or care.
  • Sign up for NHS England’s Digital transformation bulletin.

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Page last reviewed: 16 March, 2022