• Looking after yourself in General Practice

    In this episode of the podcast Lisa and Sara are joined by Dr Rachel Morris, GP, coach and host of You are not a Frog Podcast who discusses her top tips for looking after yourself in general practice.
  • Integrated Care Systems: Guidance

    These guidance documents published by NHS England and the Local Government Association set out how NHS leaders and organisations will operate with their partners in Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) from April 2022.
  • Remote consultations handbook

    This guide aims to provide clinicians with some guidance on how to modify their usual history taking and examination techniques to enable a productive and safe remote consultation via webcam or telephone.
  • Handbook for video consultations

    This guide aims to provide clinicians with some guidance on how to modify their usual history taking and examination techniques to ensure a safe and effective consultation for clinicians working via a webcam.
  • COVID-19 Episode 10: Staff Risk Assessment in General Practice​

    In the latest episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast GPs Sara and Lisa talk to Greater Manchester based GP Dr Jaweeda Idoo and Practice manager Gina Bird about their experiences of staff risk assessments in general practice at the moment.
  • Information about COVID-19 for primary care in Greater Manchester

    Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have published information about useful resources related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in primary care settings across Greater Manchester at https://gmprimarycare.org.uk/coronavirus.
  • National Workforce Reporting System

    The National Workforce Reporting System is run by NHS Digital to collect and present Primary Care workforce based data. It consists of a data entry module and a reporting module.
  • Medical appraisal

    This online guidance produced by NHS England give an overview of the medical appraisal process and includes information and resources to help medical appraisers carry out their roles effectively and consistently.
  • Greater Manchester Training Hub

    The Greater Manchester Training Hub is a collaboration of four local training hubs, providing support for general practice around workforce development and retention.
  • First Contact Physiotherapist job description

    This job description published by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy will be helpful for Practice Managers who are looking to recruit a First Contact Physiotherapist.
  • A guide for GPs considering employing a practice pharmacist

    This guide published by the Primary Care Pharmacists Association will be useufl for GPs and Practice Managers considering employing a practice pharmacist.
  • Physician Associates: A working solution in primary care

    This booklet published by the Royal College of Physicians will support general practices to understand the role of Physician Associates, where they fit into general practice and their scope of practice.
  • Physician Associate person specification

    This person specification template published by the Royal College of Physicians will be helpful for any general practice that is considering recruiting a Physician Associate to work as part of their primary care team.
  • GP Supervisor and Physician Associate Guide

    This guide published by the Royal College of Physicians will be helpful for any general practice that has recently recruited or is considering recruiting a Physician Associate to work as part of their primary care team.
  • Physician Associate sample job description

    This Physician Associates job description published by the Royal College of Physicians will be helpful for any general practice looking to recruit a Physician Associate to work as part of a multidisciplinary primary care team.
  • Physician Associate job description

    This Physician Associates job description will be helpful for any general practice looking to recruit a Physician Associate to work as part of a multidisciplinary primary care team.
  • Who are Physician Associates?

    This leaflet published by the Royal College of Physicians explains the role of Physician Associates, how they work, where they fit into general practice and their scope of practice.
  • Practice Index eLearning HUB

    The Practice Index eLearning HUB provides access to free Leadership Training elearning courses for Practice Managers. All of the Practice Index elearning courses are RCGP certified and CPD verified.
  • Inspire attract and recruit: An interactive toolkit to support your workforce supply

    This interactive toolkit developed by NHS Employers is for HR professionals, recruitment teams and managers in the NHS to help you inspire, attract and recruit your future workforce.
  • GP Practice Managers Forum

    The GP Practice Managers Forum created by Practice Index provides a platform for practice managerial staff throughout the UK to share, network and discuss. Members must have a valid NHS email address and work at a GP practice in order to register.
  • GP Excellence Programme newsletter January 2020

    The January issue of the GP Excellence programme newsletter covers: the forthcoming Practice Managers Conference and GP Complaints Handling workshops, the support offer fromn AQuA to help practices to achieve the QI domain of the QoF, Free PMA e-learning opportunities for non-clinical staff, a QI case study, a spotlight on primary care based research and much more.
  • Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioners Services – Implementation Guide

    This guide published by Health Education England will help general practices considering recruiting a Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioner as part of a multidisciplinary primary care team.
  • The paramedic specialist in primary and urgent care core capabilities framework

    This framework published by Skills for Health provides standards for paramedics working in the primary and urgent care sectors. It helps define the role of paramedics within general practice and includes job descriptions, supervisory models and education curricula.
  • First contact practitioners in musculoskeletal services

    This video published by Health Education England demonstrates the efficacy of first contact practitioners in musculoskeletal services both in quality of outcomes as well as efficiency.
  • GP Assistants

    The GP Assistant (GPA) is a new role being created in order to relieve some of the pressure on GPs. Former RCGP Chair Dr Maureen Baker says the assistants would be ‘a cross between a healthcare assistant and a doctor’s PA’ which could provide a ‘short term injection of support’ for general practice.
  • HEE Star

    The HEE Star is a tool developed by Health Education England to bring structure and coherence to conversations about workforce challenges and to support workforce transformation.
  • The NHS App

    The NHS App enables people to check their symptoms using the health A-Z on the NHS website and to find out what to do when they need help urgently using NHS 111 online. The NHS app will be available to all patients across Greater Manchester in the coming weeks.
  • Personal Professional Development in Public Health or Primary Care

    The Personal Professional Development course meets the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.
  • MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice

    The MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice gives allied healthcare professionals the knowledge and skills they need to enhance their practice and prepare for leadership roles. The course is aimed at registered professionals such as dieticians, audiologists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, paramedics and occupational therapists who seek continuing professional development opportunities.
  • MRes Primary Care

    The MRes Primary Care course is an innovative distance learning research degree that provides an introduction to research development, mainly for those currently in the healthcare workforce who wish to become researchers or pursue a research pathway within their profession.
  • MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice (Nursing)

    The MSc in Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice gives registered nurses the knowledge and skills they need to enhance their practice and prepare for leadership roles.
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacy

    This masters degree in offfers part-time distance and blended learning options that enable practitioners to develop clinical, leadership and research skills while working as a pharmacist.
  • Integrated Community Healthcare and Leadership (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

    This new part-time masters degree aims to help people to develop the leadership skills needed to lead neighbourhoods and networks and deliver integrated health and social care services in line with the NHS longterm plan and the new GP contract. Anyone who works in primary care in Greater Manchester may be eligible for a bursary to support their fees.
  • GP partnership review: final report

    This report details the findings of the GP partnership review led by Dr Nigel Watson and makes final recommendations to Government. The review has engaged with GPs and others with an interest to look for solutions to reinvigorate the partnership model and support the transformation of general practice.
  • Primary care development

    This briefing outlines training and masterclasses organised by the Royal College of General Practitioners for non clinical practice staff working in primary care. Whether you’re looking to train non-clinical practice staff, further develop your practice managers or seeking to improve or support practices, the RCGP is here as your independent, critical-friend to support and facilitate.
  • Building Resilience Primary Care Workshop: Supporting Leaders Across System – 31 October 2018

    A number of free places have become available on the upcoming event – Building Resilience Primary Care Workshop: Supporting Leaders Across System scheduled to take place on 31 October 2018 in Lancaster. These places will be offered on a first come, first served basis – so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Time for Care learning in action programme

    The Time for Care programme is at the heart of the General Practice Forward View's support for practices to redesign their care and manage demand more sustainably. Using a variety of means this initiative provided by the NHS England Sustainable Improvement team will give every practice in England the chance to learn about proven innovations that release time for care.
  • Productive General Practice Quick Start

    Productive General Practice (PGP) Quick Start is an on-site, hands-on, short term support package for practices that forms part of a local Time for Care programme. Alongside the 10 High Impact Actions the support package provided by NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team aims to help practices release time for care and build improvement capability.
  • General Practice Improvement Leaders Programme

    The General Practice Improvement Leaders Programme is a free training programme designed for GPs, practice managers, nurses, project managers and facilitators working in general practice to support the GP Forward View. The programme provided by NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team offers step-by-step tools and techniques to help build skills and confidence to lead service redesign in general practice.
  • Flu vaccinations 2018: guidance and planning clinics

    With appropriate planning, all patients should be able to be offered protection before the flu season starts. The latest clinical recommendations and programme delivery guidance published by NHS England can help you and your team implement the changes.
  • A guide for general practice employing a paramedic

    This guide published by NHS Fareham and Gosport CCG aims to support general practices to understand the role of paramedics, how they work, where they fit into general practice and their scope of practice.
  • First Contact Physiotherapy posts in General Practice

    This practical guidance will support general practices looking to recruit physiotherapists to work in a multidisciplinary primary care team as the first point of contact for their Musculoskeletal (MSK) patients.
  • Think physio for primary care

    This briefing paper published by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy can help general practices understand the benefits of employing physiotherapists to work in primary care to care for patients with Musculoskeletal (MSK) issues.
  • QI Ready eLearning modules

    The RCGP has produced eLearning modules to compliment the QI Ready network and self-accreditation process. There are a suite of three modules that will assist you in better understanding quality improvement methodologies.
  • Haxby PROACTIVE project

    Haxby Prospective Review Of Patient ACcess, Time Management and Workload to ImproVe Efficiency (PROACTIVE) project will have three overarching themes: Patient Care, Sustainability and Collaboration. These themes will be visible in all work streams and changes that are developed.
  • Implementation of Paramedics in a GP setting at Haxby Group in Hull

    This improvement work involves three Paramedic practitioners who are helping to aid the provision of urgent care in our four Hull-based sites, which are embracing new ways of working.1 comment
  • District Nursing and General Practice Nursing Service Education and Career Framework

    The development of the education and career frameworks for district nursing and general practice nursing is the first attempt to develop a national solution to enable a consistent approach to ensuring the whole district and general practice nursing team are equipped to deliver health outcomes now and in the future.
  • General Practice Nurse competency framework

    This competency framework addresses the common core competencies and the wider range of skills, knowledge and behaviours a nurse needs, to be a fully proficient General Practice Nurse (GPN).
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