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DoH to tell practices to remove ghost patients.

November 24, 2011 — administrator

Pulse reveals that there could be as many as 2.5 million ghost patients on GP's lists and that ministers are about to launch an unprecedented cleansing drive to remove them, stripping up to £30,000 of funding from an average practice. 

GPC warns PCT clusters 'engineering' CCG board elections

November 21, 2011 — administrator

From GPOnline

Dr Laurence Buckman raised concerns that some CCGs are not holding democratic elections to appoint members to the board with sessional GPs often excluded from electoral processes. 

He said in some areas CCGs appear to be ‘dominated’ by small numbers of practices who ‘have a lot of control over who gets in’. PCT clusters are also ‘engineering’ who is on the CCG boards in some areas, he added. 

Pricare is backing PulseToday's "A Right to Refer" campaign

November 17, 2011 — administrator

From pulsetoday.co.uk...

"An increasing proportion of GP referrals are being screened by referral management centres, with some areas seeing a raft of complaints from patients and serious untoward incidents. Other GPs are facing a ban on locum referrals, or being limited to as few as four referrals a week."

Here at Pricare, we are committed to supporting this campaign. Head on over to Pulse's website to voice your concerns and to sign their petition.

 

New Summarising Template for TPP SystmOne released - plus an entire suite of others

November 15, 2011 — administrator

We know that summarising in SystmOne can be a time consuming experience. Entering read codes, family history, significant medical past, vaccinations, cytology and everything else you need to remember takes time. 

Lansley warns NHS trusts not to cut services to save money

November 14, 2011 — administrator

 

Health trusts are to be banned from rationing NHS operations and imposing minimum waiting times to cut costs, the Heath Secretary, Andrew Lansley, will announce today.

The NHS delivers fast patient care, so why privatise an NHS hospital?

November 14, 2011 — administrator

 

Last week I spotted three news reports about the NHS which, when considered together, provide a damning critique of the Government’s current agenda for the health service.

Study links Parkinson's disease to industrial solvent

November 14, 2011 — administrator

 

An international study has linked an industrial solvent to Parkinson's disease.

How good were the handouts you were left after your training?

November 14, 2011 — administrator

It's something we hear often. The training received migrating from one clinical system to another was great, but the reference materials left by the team afterwards were either poor or nonexistent. 

At Pricare we believe that great crib sheets or handouts are essential to have for the weeks and months after go-live. They reassure staff and are kept close by to ensure they feel confident to do their job on the new system, and do it properly. 

We have an entire suite of reference material for all primary clinical systems including TPP SystmOne and EMIS Web.