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The RCGP Workforce Roadmap

In its Fit for the Future vision the RCGP states that “with the right tools, skills and investment, general practice can continue to deliver world-class, place-based patient care and being a GP can be the best job in the world.”  The Workforce Roadmap highlights the importance of enhanced education and training in general practice to … Read more

What the updated GP contract will mean for pharmacists in primary care

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and the BMA agreed the 2020/21 GP contract deal on 6 February 2020. This agreement updates and enhances the existing five-year GP contract deal: Investment and Evolution: Update to the GP contract agreement 2020/21 – 2023/24 This landmark deal will revolutionise patient care in relation to the use of … Read more

What does the HEE mandate 2019/20 say about primary care?

The DHSC has published its mandate setting out the government’s objectives for Health Education England to provide health care education and training. Of interest to primary care the mandate includes: new staffing models for general practice (3.4) supporting the commitment to additional doctors working in general practice (eg, two year Primary Care Fellowship programme, refresher … Read more

Nursing careers resource

The Royal College of Nursing and Health Education England  have developed a new career resource to help registered nurses and the clinical support workforce across the UK plan their health careers effectively. This web resource is designed to provide a range of ideas about the varying roles that nurses and clinical support workers can enjoy … Read more

Trainee Practice Manager Programme

City and Hackney GP Federation have created a Practice Manager training programme to address their current  practice management workforce issues and increase workforce capacity going forward. The programme, developed by City & Hackney GP Confederation, and accredited by the RCGP consists of a 12 month modular programme as well as theoretical and practical learning. Read … Read more

HEE mandate mandate 2018-2019

The Department of Health and Social Care have published the Health Education England (HEE) mandate: 2018 to 2019 setting out the government’s objectives for HEE. It reflects strategic objectives for primary care set out in the the Long term Plan, including: “More services provided out of hospitals, a larger primary care workforce and greater integration with … Read more

The staffing model for primary care is changing.

The Health Foundation has published its third annual report of NHS workforce and notes changes in staff working in General Practice: “While there has been continued growth in the number of hospital-based doctors, the number of GPs has fallen. The staffing model for primary care is changing. The FTE number of GPs (excluding locums and trainees) … Read more

NEW GP contract five-year framework

NHS England and the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee have agreed a five-year GP (General Medical Services) contract framework from 2019/20.  The new contract framework marks some of the biggest general practice contract changes in over a decade and will be essential to deliver the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan through … Read more

BOB Excellence Centre for the support workforce

The Bucks, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire Excellence Centre is a partnership of organisations across health and social, including private and voluntary employers and training providers, who are committed to improving access to high quality vocational education and training to the support workforce. The idea is to make better use of resources, share learning programmes across … Read more

Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice pilot evaluation is published

The General Practice Forward View committed to over £100m of investment to support an extra 1,500 clinical pharmacists to work in general practice by 2020/21. The “Clinical Pharmacists working in General Practice scheme” was launched as a pilot scheme in 2015. The pilot scheme funded 89 applications from GP federations who recruited more than 490 pharmacists  to work across … Read more

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