The Health Foundation (an independent charity aiming to improve healthcare) has recently published a report entitled “The Challenge and Potential of Whole System Flow” which is about the coordination of all systems and resources, across a health and social care economy. This week Ben talks to Penny Pereira, one of the report’s authors, about why flow is important and, particularly, why it is relevant to general practice.
The second in our occasional series looking at the role of physician associates addresses the broader national picture as well as containing some useful advice for general practice on how to find and attract PAs. This week Ben talks to Jeannie Watkins, President and Chair of the Professional Standards Sub-Committee at the Faculty of Physician Associates at the Royal College of Physicians. You can also listen to our first podcast in this series, where Ben talks with two current physician associates about their role, here.
Leg Clubs are an innovative way of treating people with leg ulcers. Patients with leg problems become members of a club, which meets in a community setting and provides a mix of clinical interventions and social support. Amanda Brookes, an NHS manager from Wiltshire, has introduced a Leg Club into general practice and, in this podcast, explains to Ben how the club works and some of the astounding results they have delivered.