Simon Cartwright is a GP in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Simon’s practice is heavily involved in research and, in this podcast, he explains to Ben how the practice began that involvement and how it has developed. He talks about the value that being a researching practice can bring both in terms of additional income and improvements in the quality of care. He also looks to the future and a recently formed federation of researching practices who are, between them, recruiting a Trials Manager.
Nick Hughes is GP Director of Salus Medical Services. Salus is a GP federation formed by 23 practices in Farnham and North East Hampshire. The federation is a member of the “Happy, Healthy, at Home” vanguard, one of NHS England’s Primary and Acute Care Systems (PACS). The vision of the vanguard is “…that local people are supported to improve their own health and wellbeing and that when people are ill or need help, they receive the best possible joined up care.” Nick explains what it means to work in general practice as part of a PACS.
Mark Harmon is a medic and the Strategic Director of eConsult, “…the only online consultation tool created by GPs, for GPs” Mark explains how the system was developed, how it works in practice and the material benefits it is delivering for practices and patients. He talks costs & evaluation and describes a not-to-distant future where the whole urgent care system might be using this technology.