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Current Awareness
Databases / Links
Guidelines
Local Information
Organisations
Publications
Research
Services for Refugees
Statistics


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Selected Internet Resources – Primary Care 


Current Awareness


bulletGP Bulletin – Department of Health information update for general practitioners


bulletNew Drugs for GP’s

 

 



Databases / Links


bulletNHS Networks – NHS Networks is a means of promoting and connecting the many networks which exist throughout the NHS – and encouraging the formation of new ones.

 

bulletPrimary Care Contracting – Provides commissioning, contracting and communications support for SHAs, PCTs and the Department of Health since 2005. PCC operates on a subscription model and all 152 PCTS currently subscribe to its services

 



Guidelines


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Clinical Guidelines – Links compiled by the Bevan Library


bulletClinical knowledge Summaries – “A source of clinical knowledge for the NHS about the common conditions managed in primary and first contact care. Practical and reliable, it helps healthcare professionals confidently make evidence-based decisions about the healthcare of their patients and provides the know-how to safely put these decisions into action”

bulletGood Practice Guidelines for General Practice Electronic Patient Records

bulletRoyal College of General Practitioners Guidelines


Local Information


bullet NHS
Bedfordshire



Organisations



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Institute of Healthcare Management


bulletIrish College of General Practitioners


bulletNational Prescribing Centre


bulletNHS Health Scotland



bulletPrimary Care Information Service (PRIMIS)

– A support service helping primary care organisations to use their clinical computer systems effectively



bulletRoyal College of General Practitioners



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The Medicines Management Network – Provides assistance and advice on all aspects of medicines management related to NHS healthcare provision


Publications


/ Educational Materials




bulletPrimary Care General Practice and the NHS Plan
– The NHS Plan is a practical blueprint which aims to secure the modern, high-quality and convenient health service required by both patients and primary care professionals. General practice has a vital role in achieving this goal. The public values and trusts family doctors but the expectations of patients are rising as they demand more convenient and quicker access to advice and treatment. GPs and other primary care staff share the desire to improve the NHS. The NHS Plan will enhance the role of primary care and put in place the policies and investment to expand and improve services and standards. This paper lists 23 points showing what the NHS Plan will mean. It then outlines the vision for primary care and the commitment to general practice and highlights the main areas for investment in primary care which include people, premises and equipment.


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WHO Guide to Mental and Neurological Health in Primary Care

– “This web site is a resource that can be used in a number of ways. It can be used by an individual practitioner in the care of his or her patients; it can also be used by a primary care team or a primary care organization (or local health group) to review, jointly with mental health teams, the service they provide, identifying gaps and training needs or developing locally appropriate, shared criteria for referral to specialist services. It is hoped that this web site improves communication and collaboration between all who have a stake in the provision of good primary mental healthcare”



Research
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National Primary Care Research and Development Centre

“A
multi-disciplinary, academically independent centre, established by the Department of Health in 1995 to undertake a programme of policy related research in primary care
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Primary Care Research Network



Services for Refugees/Asylum Seekers


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HARP
– A web resource for health professionals & volunteers working with asylum seekers and refugees. Has links to key agencies and to health and social resources

 


 



Statistics


bulletKey Health Statistics for General Practice
“This is the third in a series of reports using data from the General Practice Research Database. It contains analyses derived from anonymised patient-based clinical records submitted regularly by general practices. The analyses cover four main areas: prevalence of disease, GP out-patient referrals to secondary care, prescribing of drugs, management of disease. Data from 211 practices and 1.4 million patients are analysed, representing 2.6 per cent of the population of England and Wales. Data are presented for the five years 1994-1998; also by country/region, ONS area classification, and deprivation category”






 




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